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Larry Gibson, 1946-2012

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 3:27 PM

Larry, Ol' Boy.

I ain't never known a man quite like you. Hell, there may never have been a man quite like you. You're probably laughin 'bout now watching this here city boy from California trying out mountain talk, well that's 'bout right cause you laughed like the best of...

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Clean Water in the Amazon!

(1) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 10:38 AM

"Water is the source of life. Without clean water we can't survive."

These are the words of Emergildo Criollo, leader of the Cofan people in Ecuador. Emergildo was just a young boy when Chevron (then Texaco) began drilling for oil in his rainforest homeland using such substandard practices that some...

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Crude Politics: Is Chevron Involved in a Billion Dollar Bait-and-Switch in Ecuador?

(4) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 2:41 PM

As the Yasuni-ITT Initiative deadline approaches, did its chief negotiator make a deal with the devil?

With Chevron running out of legal options in its attempt to avoid its $18 billion liability in Ecuador over egregious environmental crimes and rights abuses, the company may have...

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Chevron Found Guilty in Amazon Pollution Case

(5) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 8:42 AM

On Monday, after 17 years of intense legal battle, Chevron, the second largest oil company in the United States, was found guilty by Ecuadorian courts for massive environmental contamination of the Amazon and was ordered to pay a fine of $9 billion in damages. This represents the largest...

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From Appalachia to the Amazon: The Fight Against Coal and Oil

(7) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 10:58 AM

Let me tell you about the meeting of two great men.

It was the mid 1950s. A coal mine collapsed in the mountains of West Virginia. Larry Gibson was a young boy. His family had been living in the mountains of Appalachia since the 1700s. Larry's father was a...

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