Yesterday, we wrote about how Chevron is damaging communities in Nigeria but sadly, they are not the only region affected by Chevron's oil pollution.
30,000 Ecuadoreans have been challenging Chevron for almost two decades. They want Chevron to take responsiblity for the oil pollution in the Amazon. This pollution has caused a water emergency in local Ecuadorean communities. The lack of clean water has created a health crisis causing a number of ailments including miscarriages, cancer, and birth defects.
They have suffered because of Chevron's destructive acts but they continue to fight for justice and for themselves. Clearwater is a community led project that supplies the Ecuadorean Amazon with safe drinking water. This project is a necessity as they continue to fight Chevron in hopes that one day they will be held accountable for the contamination they have caused.
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