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Ecuadorians ask Watson to take responsibility for Texaco’s hazardous waste in the Amazon

  • Posted on: 21 September 2010
  • By: Connor Gibson

Message from Ecuador to Chevron CEO John Watson

 

Amazon Watch has assembled a video directed at Chevron CEO John Waton, asking him to take responsibility for the billions of gallons of dumped contaminants leftover from Texaco operations in Ecuador.  The merger between Chevron and Texaco was steered by Watson, who became CEO on December 31, 2009.

"A heartfelt message from the Amazon rainforest communities in Ecuador to new Chevron CEO John Watson: "We don't want to continue dying of cancer." This video message appeals for Chevron to clean up its massive contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon that has devastated the environment and continues to cause widespread cancer, birth defects, and other ailments."

Video link: Message from Ecuador to Chevron CEO John Watson

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