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Tell Chevron to Clean up their energy act - in Ecuador and elsewhere
by David Roknich
Tuesday Oct 19th, 2010 11:37 AM
As part of the 10-10-10 day of action organized by 350.org, Rainforest Action Network staged a clean-up at every Chevron station in San Fransisco, and it is rumored they are the source of the spoof that pre-empted Chevron's latest ad campaign.

"...there was a major “clean-up” at one of Chevron’s largest Bay Area gas stations at 1298 Howard Street in downtown San Francisco at noon. At the Howard Street station, activists risked arrest by blocking all entrances to the pumps with giant banners and warning signs reading “Closed for cleaning due to oil spills and climate pollution,” while other activists were physically cleaning the station." more
There is no mention on their site, of the advertising spoof that pre-empted Chevron's ad campaign yesterday - but the use of javascript on their home page is remarkably similar to the spoofed ad -:).
§Fix The Problems
by David Roknich Tuesday Oct 19th, 2010 11:37 AM

In the spoof, Chevron executives assert that "oil companies should fix the problems they create".
§Put Safety First
by David Roknich Tuesday Oct 19th, 2010 11:37 AM

§Stop Endangering Life
by David Roknich Tuesday Oct 19th, 2010 11:37 AM

The site with it's elegant slide show impressed me as a better effort technically than the prestentation at Chevron. The slides link to poster sized images that can be printed out - for use in a larger campaign. One example is in the twitter feed at http://twitter.com/theyesmen/