mercredi 27 mai 2015

Chevron defends environmental record in Ecuador, sees bright future for Richmond refinery

27/05/2015 - http://www.contracostatimes.com/

SAN RAMON -- Chevron warded off a litany of accusations of environmental damage and corporate malfeasance during its annual meeting Wednesday, and after the event the company said the Richmond refinery will remain a major part of its future operations.
Protesters holding an array of signs greeted those arriving at company headquarters in San Ramon for the annual meeting of Chevron shareholders Wednesday.

During the annual meeting, skeptics raised questions about Chevron's track record regarding oil pollution in the rain forest of Ecuador, a gas explosion off the coast of Nigeria, hydro-fracking in the United States, cost overruns in its liquefied natural gas field in Western Australia, its ties to a dictatorship in Myanmar, its connections to the Taliban in the Middle East and its attempts to influence a city council election in Richmond, where Chevron operates a giant... Read more