Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chevron Gets No Love From Andy Rooney

Chevron’s Ecuador problem forces Andy Rooney to drop the H-bomb… something he really, really, hates to do.

We love Andy Rooney and he gets mad at a lot of things (like iphones or Ali G). But now he turns his anger at sleazy lawyers, sleazy journalists, and one of the world’s sleaziest corporations.

In May’s 60 Minutes segment “Amazon Crude”, Scott Pelley explored Chevron Texaco’s past operations in Ecuador and the toxic remains left behind. We were all outraged as footage ran of oozing oil pits left by Chevron, children swimming in Chevron’s polluted rivers, and families dealing with health problems – from cancers to miscarriages – caused by Chevron’s dirty operations. This is the reality faced by Amazonian communities in Ecuador that live in the wake of Chevron’s human rights catastrophe, a reality that Chevron disputes and refuses to account for.

Andy Rooney doesn’t like that....

In fact, Andy Rooney hates what Chevron is doing – leaving 18 billion gallons of wastewater and 17 million gallons of crude oil to pollute Amazonian communities, and then trying to pretend that nothing ever happened.

But it doesn’t have to be like this. When Andy Rooney was young… kids played in the streets, you knew your neighbors, Mom baked hot, fresh pies while Dad and Jimmy tossed a baseball in the yard… and corporations like Chevron owned up to their mistakes.

You can turn back the clock to a happier time, and turn Rooney’s hate into love, by learning more about the lawsuit that has Andy and millions of other people enraged.

Spread the new Animation, the 60 Minutes segment, and the new movie “Crude” to your friends!

– Nick


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