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Environmental injustice is even worse than we thought

As our nation searches its soul for a response to racial injustice in policing, it must also reckon with profound environmental injustice. New research shows that a handful of egregiously polluting facilities account for the vast majority of toxic releases and that a disproportionate share of these facilities are located near black and brown neighborhoods. By David Coursen […]

June 21st

Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron spend $2.7 million lobbying California in 1st quarter of 2020

From January 1 to March 31, 2020, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobby in California, spent $1,089,702 lobbying state officials, according to financial data filed with the California Secretary of State on April 30. Meanwhile, after the Legislature recessed at home during the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. oil prices collapsed below […]

May 4th

Chevron jumps on bandwagon, aligns business strategy with Paris Climate Agreement goals

US-based oil and gas major Chevron has attempted to undercut a shareholder rebellion by announcing plans to align its business strategy with the Paris Climate Agreement, vowing to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25% to 30%. However, the company’s promises do not fully meet investor demands. By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica Chevron published an update […]

February 13th

Cap and Trade: Jerry Brown signs his bill (and calls opponents political terrorists)

At Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay with the San Francisco skyline right behind him on July 25, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 398 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), controversial legislation that extends California’s cap-and-trade program for another ten years until 2030. By Dan Bacher “California is leading the world in dealing with a principal existential threat that humanity faces,” […]

July 28th

California’s Chevron-written cap-and-trade bill passes

More than 50 environmental justice and consumer organizations are outraged by the California Legislature’s passage last night of Big Oil’s cap-and-trade bill, Assembly Bill 398,  while Governor Jerry Brown, legislators and the Western States Petroleum Association are celebrating at the State Capitol. By Dan Bacher  Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and […]

July 18th

Cap-and-Trade: 50 environmental groups oppose California’s Chevron-written bill AB 398

A broad and deep coalition of climate and environmental justice groups announce their opposition to AB 398, the cap-and-trade bill that began with a Western States Petroleum wish list. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote “The Cap & Trade extension was written by the oil industry, is even worse than the current failed program, includes […]

July 18th

Why is Chevron trying to intimidate journalists? And why is Google helping them?

It’s been more than a year since Chevron lost a landmark lawsuit saying they had to compensate Amazon rainforest natives they poisoned. But instead of doing the right thing and paying to clean up their mess, Chevron is acting like a six-year-old, stomping its feet and saying “I won’t, it’s not my fault, it’s YOUR […]

October 3rd

Court rules against Chevron in $18 billion Amazon pollution case

Well, it was worth a try. After losing an 18-year long legal battle over the horrific pollution oil operations left in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, Chevron convinced a friendly New York judge to rule that it didn’t have to pay. But yesterday the Federal Appeals Court overturned that decision. So Chevron is back on the hook for upwards of $18 billion in damages.

September 21st

Chevron hits new low in corporate irresponsibility

Chevron issued its Corporate Responsibility report this week. But it’s the stuff they leave out that takes this from a positive report card to an epic failure. The good news: The oil giant claims to have done lots of awesome good stuff, including Achieved safest year in company history Reduced total energy consumption by 33 […]

May 6th

Chevron is at it again

Chevron may have lost in court, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to give up its 18-year battle to refuse to pay to clean up the mess it made in Ecuador.

Clearly, the oil giant is terrified that if it has to take responsibility for its actions in Ecuador, it may be forced to clean up the toxic legacy of its slovenly business practices all around the world, from Indonesia to Nigeria.

March 17th

Chevron sues Amazon natives it poisoned with toxins

Real classy, Chevron. Not content with ruining the lives of thousands of indigenous people across the Amazon by poisoning the land they live on and the water they drink, Chevron is suing them. Hunh? You heard right. Chevron is suing Amazon tribesmen whose only crime was imagining they might get Chevron to take responsibility and clean up […]

February 14th

I Can Haz Oilburger? Punking of Chevron Continues

We reported on Tuesday how The Yes Men (in collaboration with the Rainforest Action Network and Amazon Watch) had pwned big oil company Chevron’s new greenwashing ad campaign. The Yes Men are quite pleased with their results: “It’s been working: search on Chevron in the news and all you get is our spoof. $50 million spent […]

October 22nd