May 17, 2013
Should Chevron CEO be fired?
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Imagine you were the head of Chevron. In the first couple years since you took over the company its reputation has been continually tarnished by your own actions as well as environmental and human rights crimes. Would you expect to keep your job?
Under your “leadership”:
- Your company lost a $19 billion legal battle for intentionally polluting rainforest communities in Ecuador.
- Amidst criticism of a poor safety record, your California refinery finally blew up, sending 15,000 to the hospital and bringing on a criminal investigation into your practices there.
- All of Chevron’s assets in Argentina were frozen, and it now faces the loss of billions in several other nations due to enforcement efforts.
- Chevron spilled over 100,000 gallons of crude off the coast of Brazil, costing millions in fines and inviting billions in additional suits.
- Your company was exposed as the largest corporate SuperPAC contributor, accused of buying politicians and now in danger of FEC sanctions for violating government regulations.
- And now Chevron is under harsh criticism for launching unprecedented legal attacks against your own shareholders, environmental and human rights groups.
If your board were actually evaluating your performance – you’d be fired.
Well, Chevron CEO John Watson has done all that and worse.
To learn more about the many reasons Chevron CEO John Watson should be fired, please visit the True Cost of Chevon website. Tell the board to do their duty and hand Watson his pink slip. For the communities in Ecuador and for so many other reasons, it’s time for Watson to go!
Paul Paz y Miño
Online & Operations Director