Chevron, Pay For The Damage You Caused to Brazil's Beaches!

Big oil continues to betray its fundamental disregard for marine wildlife and the many holiday industries that rely on clean beaches and pristine oceanic shelves. Most recently, Chevron released more than 110,000 gallons of oil near Brazilian beaches.

And Brazil's environmental secretary says the accident was completely avoidable. It seems Chevron "underestimated the pressure" of an underwater reservoir.

Only an accident of the current carried the oil slick away from Brazil's famed vacation getaways instead of right smack into them. Many Brazilians are outraged.

Brazilian State Environmental Secretary Carlos Minc is saying Chevron should pay $28 million in fines, according to a recent article in the Houston Chronicle. Minc charges Chevron with failing to take appropriate action for nearly ten days after the leak was spotted.

Tell Chevron to pay up and to stop irresponsible drilling in Brazil and everywhere else!
We the undersigned note that Brazil is outraged by the 110,000 gallon oil spill that occurred right off their coast. Brazilians are rightfully demanding damages. They think the accident was not only avoidable, but that you took evasive action rather than rolling up your sleeves right away and stopping the leaks. Together with the government of Brazil, we condemn what appears to be irresponsible practice combined with a delay in taking responsibility. We find it difficult to believe that, with the advanced profiling equipment available for studying oil tables, you could not have predicted and avoided this accident. Certainly, you should have taken immediate and aggressive action to contain the leak and clean up the damage. Pay up, and drill more responsibly in future!
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