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45 billion in public bailout dollars hasn't convinced Citi that they owe it to taxpayers to stop destroying the wild places of our nation. According to Rainforest Action Network "Citi and Bank of America both have a way to go before they can say they are no longer financing Appalachian mountain destruction."
Freeport-McMoRan's mine in Indonesia has been criticized for stealing the region's wealth, evicting local people from ancestral lands and polluting the environment. The company has also been criticized for paying Indonesian security forces to guard the mine. In West Papua, Freeport dumped a billion tons of mine into a jungle river in what had been one of the world's last untouched landscapes.
Barrick Gold, the world's largest gold mining company, is accused of avoiding responsibility for the destructive environmental legacy of its projects, aligning itself with corrupt politicians, and employing police who violently suppress (and sometimes kill) mine critics. Learn more at www.protestbarrick.net
Mizuho Bank is a financier of The Kashagan oil field in the Caspian Sea, one of the largest oil fields discovered in the last few decades. Civil society groups have been raising concerns about the environmental and public health dangers associated with Kashagan. An international Fact Finding Mission in the Northern Caspian region, conducted in September 2007, found evidence of extremely high environmental and social impacts and risks, and violations of international standards, including the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards, in the development of Kashagan's offshore and onshore operations. The Caspian Sea is the largest reserve of fresh water in Central Asia. The natural life of a whole continent depends on it. If the oil industry destroys this sea, Kazakhstan will remain behind with a deserted land and a dead sea.
A global resistance movement is exposing the lives lost, wars fought, communities destroyed, environments decimated, livelihoods ruined, consumers abused, promises broken, and political voices silenced as a result of Chevron' offshore drilling rigs, oil and natural gas production, coal fields, refineries, depots, pipelines, exploration, and chemical plants. For details about Chevron's environmental and human rights atrocities around the world, visit www.truecostofchevron/