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$10 Million to Injured Workers from Chevron Payout

12 Feb

A “drop in the bucket,” most of the payouts covered medical exams and treatments at hospitals for those sickened by the smoke from the Richmond, CA refinery fire.

Chevron paid approximately $10 million to cover medical expenses and other claims in the wake of the fire at its Richmond refinery on Aug. 6. Most of those payouts went to local hospitals to cover medical exams and treatment received by residents sickened by toxin-filled smoke that spread for miles after the fire.  At least 15,000 people sought medical treatment due to health issues related to the fire, and 23,900 claims had been filed as of last week to cover costs incurred due to the blaze.

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Lawsuit to Help Stop Harassment of Bison Activists

11 Feb

Support the Bison Activist Legal Defense Fund

LF1J2593-2The Buffalo Field Campaign has had thousands of volunteers in the 16 years it has been standing with, and for the buffalo of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Throughout that time they have recorded immeasurable hours of footage. Right now that is our main tool. Exposure of sinister acts such hazing, capture, slaughter, quarantine, birth control studies and many other atrocities to this magnificent animal, through media can be a powerful resource in the fight for free roaming wild buffalo.

Volunteers come from all over the world to have a chance to participate as story tellers. It is direct action in the form of media— Continue reading

Villagers Sue Diamond Firms for Pollution in Zimbabwe

9 Sep

Slave laborers in a diamond mine in Zimbabwe

Report by Caiphas Chimhete, original story from The Standard

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) and villagers living along Save River are seeking a court order to bar three diamond mining companies in Marange district from polluting water sources.
ZELA is a common law trust established to promote environmental justice in the country. In a High Court application last week, ZELA and the villagers alleged that Anjin Investments (Chinese corporation that recently replaced striking workers with child laborers), Marange Resources (owned by corrupt billionaire Mhlanga) and Diamond Mining Corporation (DMC) were polluting Save, Singwizi and Odzi rivers with sewage, chemicals and metal deposits.

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