The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report

The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report
By Antonia Juhasz, editor and lead author

Think you know Chevron? Think again.

Chevron’s 2008 annual report is a glossy celebration of the company’s most profitable year in its history. What Chevron’s annual report does not tell its shareholders is the true cost paid for those financial returns. It is the most comprehensive exposé of Chevron’s operations – and the communities in struggle against them – ever compiled. It includes reports from Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, the Gulf Coast, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Utah, Washington, D.C, and Wyoming; internationally across Angola, Burma, Canada, Chad, Cameroon, Ecuador, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, and the Philippines.

Antonia Juhasz is the lead author and editor of the report, which includes the writings of sixteen additional authors from across the U.S. and around the world, including Mitch Anderson, Nnimmo Bassey, Agostinho Chicaia, Victoria Clark, Stephen E. Cotton, Charlie Cray, David Cullen, Paul Donowitz, Sarah Dotlich, Daniel Herriges, Michelle Kinman, Laura Livoti, Marilyn Langlois, Brant Olson, Aileen Suzara, and Jessica Tovar, and the contributions of dozens of organizations.

The report was sponsored by, and includes the writing of, Amazon Watch, Crude Accountability, Global Exchange, Justice in Nigeria Now, Rainforest Action Network, CorpWatch, Filipino-American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Trustees for Alaska, Communities for a Better Environment, Mpalabanda, Richmond Progressive Alliance, and EarthRights International.

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Watch Antonia discuss the publication on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.