Tomorrow, May 26, will be the 11th Chevron shareholder meeting since the company lost a historic $9.5 billion judgement for deliberately polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon. Since then, many more Ecuadorians have gotten sick and died awaiting justice, as Chevron pulled its assets from Ecuador and waged a retaliatory legal assault. It spent well over a billion dollars on lawyers and PR firms to attack its victims in Ecuador and the lawyers who helped defeat Chevron.
The 16 billion gallons of toxic pollution Chevron admitted to deliberately dumping remains in the Amazon rainforest, continuing to leech poison into rivers and streams every single day. During its annual general meeting (AGM), there is no doubt that Chevron CEO Mike Wirth will once again try to brush aside shareholders calling for justice in Ecuador, by hiding behind a deceptive 2014 RICO decision that Chevron orchestrated.