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Fwd: Tell Chevron to Clean Up Its Toxic Mess in Ecuador

Hi all.I don't usually forward emails like this, but I have seen this horrific situation with my own eyes, having traveled to Ecuador several times over the last five years leading teams of high school students with The Pangaea Project to learn about Chevron's toxic legacy in the Amazon rainforest.  Please take 30 seconds to sign this petition, and if you want to learn more about the situation in the Ecuadorian Amazon, check out www.amazonwatch.org.  Thanks

Tell Chevron to Clean Up Its Toxic Mess in Ecuador

Dear deb,

Over the course of twenty-six years of oil drilling in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, U.S. oil giant Chevron deliberately dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater into the rainforest, leaving local people suffering a wave of cancers, miscarriages and birth defects.

The tragedy in Ecuador is so profound, it has been compared to the Exxon Valdez spill and called the "Amazon's Chernobyl."

In spite of the tremendous suffering caused by this toxic pollution, Chevron has refused to clean up the catastrophe.

Demand that Chevron take responsibility for its actions now

Within the next year, the outcome of a court case sixteen years in the making will be determined by a court in Ecuador.

Chevron has pledged that even if it is found guilty in court the company simply won't pay to clean up the site or provide health care, potable water and compensation to affected communities.

Chevron needs to take responsibility. But the company won't unless it feels pressure from its American customers and the general public.

Send a letter to CEO John Watson and tell him he needs to clean up the toxic legacy in Ecuador 

And tell Watson that Chevron must shift to clean sources energy and adopt sound human rights policies so that what is happening to the people of Ecuador and the rainforest never happens anywhere else.

Thank you for lending your voice,

- The Change.org Team in partnership    with Rainforest Action Network

Demand that Chevron to take responsibility for dumping 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater.