We’re Hoping to Cause Chevron’s Rapture. 7 activists friends with Rainforest Action Network were arrested today on the Richmond Bridge above the SF Bay hanging this banner. Sign the attached petition.
Chevron Guilty: Clean Up Amazon
Five environmental advocates with the Rainforest Action Network descended over the edge of the bottom level of the Richmond Bridge and unfurled a 30’x50’ foot banner message directed at Chevron: “Chevron Guilty: Clean up Amazon.” Today’s protest comes two days before Chevron’s Annual Shareholder meeting at its San Ramon headquarters. It is the first shareholder meeting since the company was found guilty of massive oil contamination in the Ecuador Amazon and ordered to pay $18 billion dollars. LEARN MORE: http://su.pr/7qcL45 www.ran.org/standup TAKE ACTION: http://su.pr/1wusrH Sandwiched between several Chevron oil tankers and the Richmond refinery, the climbers are hanging 100-feet above the Bay and have gone to great heights to send a strong message to Chevron’s CEO, board, and shareholders. This is the first time an event like this has happened on the Richmond Bridge. “Chevron has been found guilty in a court of law of massive oil contamination of the Amazon. I am here to demand that the oil giant finally clean up its toxic legacy once and for all,” said Matt Leonard, one of the climbers who is a volunteer with Rainforest Action Network. “Chevron is the largest company in California, and as a California resident I see it as my responsibility to ensure that it no longer gets away with its ‘pollute and run’ tactics. If it was my family, my community that was being made sick by toxic oil waste, I would hope others would stand up for me too.” May 23, 2011