Amazon Defense Coalition: Amazonian Leaders Blast Chevron CEO David O'Reilly For Deceitful Answers At Public Debate.Chevron Chief Clearly Uncomfortable With Ecuador Topic
QUITO, Ecuador -- Amazonian leaders in Ecuador are blasting Chevron CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. David O'Reilly David O'Reilly may refer to one of the following people:
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For the chairman of Chevron Corporation, see David J. O'Reilly. for engaging in "lies and deceit" during a public debate last week in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden over energy-related topic that included the company's expected $27.3 billion liability in Ecuador.
"David O'Reilly is an untrustworthy individual who is propagating lies and deceit about Ecuador," said Pablo Fajardo, the lawyer for dozens of indigenous and farmer communities in Ecuador's Amazon. Fajardo, who lives in the Amazon, commented after reading a translated copy of the debate transcript.
O'Reilly had asked his debating partner, Carl Pope Carl Pope is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, an American environmental organization founded by conservationist pioneer John Muir in 1892. Pope was appointed to his position as Executive Director in 1992, the club's centennial. of the Sierra Club Sierra Club, national organization in the United States dedicated to the preservation and expansion of the world's parks, wildlife, and wilderness areas. Founded (1892) in California by a group led by the Scottish-American conservationist John Muir, the Sierra Club , to keep the controversial Ecuador issue off the table during the debate. But the issue was raised anyway by the debate moderator, Allan Murray, the deputy managing editor of the Wall Street Journal.
Chevron is accused of dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste toxic waste is waste material, often in chemical form, that can cause death or injury to living creatures. It usually is the product of industry or commerce, but comes also from residential use, agriculture, the military, medical facilities, radioactive sources, and into Amazon waterways and abandoning more than 900 toxic waste pits gouged out of the jungle floor, which continue to leach toxins into streams and groundwater used as drinking water drinking water
supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g. by the local indigenous population. Evidence in the case shows cancer rates in the area have spiked and a team of court experts estimated 1,401 people have died of cancer due to the contamination.
O'Reilly is already under fire in a separate fraud investigation by the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Attorney General over misleading statements made by the company to downplay its financial risk in the Ecuador litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. . Two Chevron lawyers also are under criminal indictment in Ecuador for lying about clean-up results.
When asked by Murray about the Ecuador issue - one that he said "originated with Texaco" with "horrible consequences" for the people - O'Reilly relied on one of Chevron's basic talking points. "A group of U.S. and Ecuadorian trial lawyers are holding Chevron hostage," he said, appearing nervous. "The case is based on false claims, and is an attempt to invalidate an objective decision by the Ecuadorian government."
Fajardo responded strongly.
"Chevron admitted that Texaco dumped billions of gallons of toxic water of formation into the Amazon and left hundreds of waste pits which have been meticulously documented by independent experts," he said. "So what are the false claims?"
Fajardo said O'Reilly lied when he claimed Texaco cleaned its old sites to "EPA EPA eicosapentaenoic acid.
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n. standards". In reality, the EPA does not have standards for soil clean up - states do, but scientific evidence at the trial shows Chevron is often hundreds of times over typical U.S. state norms at its remediated sites.
O'Reilly also failed to mention that two Chevron lawyers (along with seven Ecuadorian government officials) are under criminal indictment for lying about the results of the clean-up. An official investigation could uncover bribes suspected to have been paid by Texaco to government officials to obtain a release, said Fajardo.
O'Reilly claimed that Texaco made "only" $500 million from its Ecuador operations. However, hard data suggest Texaco had profits upwards of $30 billion, with the lower number the amount booked to the company's fourth-tier Ecuadorian subsidiary.
Fajardo noted that neither O'Reilly nor any member of Chevron's Board of Directors had visited Ecuador.
"Bottom line is that a court will decide this question, which clearly makes O'Reilly uncomfortable," said Fajardo. "This is not a man accustomed to being held accountable by indigenous people in the rainforest."
About the Amazon Defense Coalition
The Amazon Defense Coalition represents dozens of rainforest communities and five indigenous groups that inhabit Ecuador's Northern Amazon region. The mission of the Coalition is to protect the environment and secure social justice through grass roots organizing, political advocacy, and litigation. Two of its leaders, Luis Yanza and Pablo Fajardo, are the 2008 winners of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize The Goldman Environmental Prize is a prize given annually to grassroots environmental activists from six geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America. .