Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest in the Spotlight

The plight of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest was in the spotlight during the Live Earth series of concerts this weekend as celebrities including Sting, The Police, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, and Trudie Styler supported on air the landmark environmental lawsuit against Chevron and the international campaign to save Yasuni National Park, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, from the oil industry: To see the interview with Daryl Hannah on Bravo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q6X0_BLH1o

Amazon Watch and John Quigley (activist and artist) produced a video out of Ecuador which captures both the monumental struggle for justice against Chevron, as well as Quito’s proposal to save Yasuni National Park from oil drilling.  This video was aired, via satellite feed, across the world. To see the public service announcement, narrated by Martin Sheen: www.amazonwatch.org

To send a letter to David O. Reilly, Chevron CEO, demanding environmental remediation of the Ecuadorian Amazon: www.chevrontoxico.com/action.php?action=1

To send a letter to Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, pledging to support the historic Yasuni proposal, visit: www.liveyasuni.org

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