Three leading female environmental and human rights advocates – Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Trudie Styler, co-founder of the Rainforest Foundation with husband Sting, and Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights – have issued independent calls for Chevron to clean up the company’s Ecuador environmental disaster on the eve of a court judgment where the oil giant faces a potential $27 billion liability. Styler received sustained applause from hundreds of diplomats in the U.N. General Assembly after a stirring speech on climate change in which she singled out Chevron’s Ecuador problem as an example of how irresponsible behavior can devastate the environment and contribute to global warming.
Source: The Amazon Defense Coalition

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply