Wednesday, September 2, 2009

crude the movie - you sure it can't happen here?

This is a warning to those who say it can't happen, it won't happen.

It does happen and it is still happening.

I hope we don't see key, brownlee and grosser in the dock when they are older, defending their decisions to seek profit and money above everything else.

not sure when the movie is released here... but soonish

From Louis Proyect

"“Crude”, which opens September 9th at the IFC Center in N.Y. and elsewhere around the country later in the month (screening information), is a David and Goliath story which pits an Ecuadoran attorney and his American partners against Chevron, a company that has dug in its heels against paying a single penny to the mostly indigenous victims of toxic waste. When Texaco, now part of Chevron, operated in Ecuador, it allowed the byproducts of drilling to run off into the rivers and wells of tribal land, thus leading to an epidemic of cancer, birth defects and other illnesses that were calculated by Texaco as necessary collateral damage in the pursuit of profit. The movie claims that the environmental destruction wrought by Texaco was thirty times as great as the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska."

Hat tip - louie proyect


Country Lane said...

The filth and the lies from the mining and oil industries are endless.
I have no doubt that it's possible to go into our bush and dig a mine and extract ore and then return the environment to the way it was.
I just don't believe the companies that mine for ore have any interest in doing that.

alotstuff said...

nice blog and have lots of stuff here....

Marty Mars said...

Yes Country - it could be done, but they would say it costs too much money (from their perspective) to do it... much better to try and get away with it... out of sight out of mind and that is why i must oppose all of their mining - until they can demonstrate that the unholy dollar is not their only motivation.

Marty Mars said...

kia ora alotstuff - thanks