Tag: Chevron

Three cheers for the mayor

Three cheers for Gayle McLaughlin, the mayor of neighboring Richmond, CA, the site of a leaky, creaky Chevron petroleum refinery.  Last year she brought suit against Chevron on account of its failure to maintain the plant, which led to a huge fire that sent thousands to hospitals.  This month she traveled to Ecuador to view …

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Pachamama Alliance

Sheila and I happened to be at an event in Oakland where the conversation turned to Ecuador and someone gave us a business card for something called the Pachamama Alliance.  With the card came an invitation to the group’s luncheon.  Neither of us had ever heard of the group and we were skeptical. Curiosity more …

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