Chevron’s new greenwashing/CSR campaign is absolutely fantastic. I cannot think of any other advertising campaign that so clearly demonstrates environmental cover-up and social distortion than this degenerate PoS.
Last month, Chevron was ordered to pay a record $8.6 billion for environmental damages from its drilling in Ecuador. The company was found guilty of dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into the Amazon river. Billions. Over decades, until the 1990s. It destroyed the lives of thousands of people - including children. Over 30,000 Ecuadorians brought suit agains the company, accusing it of ruining huge swaths of pristine rain forests and Amazonian rivers, and causing countless deaths from toxic illnesses.
Nearly a dozen federal acts regulate and control how oil is drilled, processed, sold, and disposed of in the United States. This is because oil is a known carcinogen that harms human health and physical environments and systems. Ecuador does not have the capacity to regulate the oil industry, and Chevron (and it’s per-merger companies) moved in for a cheap drill.
The evidence against Chevron is indisputable; Chevron’s response, vile and utterly disgusting.
Yet, the company will get off the hook by playing the victim, counter suing Ecuador under, of all things, RICO and extortion by none other than Ecuador.
Instead of settling the case, and championing taking the moral highground, Chevron’s new campaign is an obvious diversion, a blatant cover up to get the public to take their eyes off the ball.
This campaign is an example of how low companies will go to buy their way out of actual malfeasance. Out of the blue, and just after a record lawsuit, Chevron suddenly supports small businesses, educates girls in math, and donates to AIDS research?
You know what Chevron, f*ck you. F*CK. YOU.