For Immediate Release


Karen Hinton, 703-798-3109    
Rachel Hamrick, 202-236-1374

RFK Center for Human Rights

Kerry Kennedy, Daughter of RFK, to Speak Out After Visit to Chevron Eco-Disaster Sites in Ecuador

Human Rights Activist Will Call for U.S. Investigation of Chevron’s Practices

WASHINGTON - Kerry Kennedy, author, activist, and President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights, will hold a press conference call on Thursday, October 15th, at 1:00pm Eastern, to discuss her recent tour of former oil drilling eco-disaster sites in Ecuador.

The sites, drilled by Texaco, are the subject of a $27 billion lawsuit
against Texaco parent-company Chevron, filed by Ecuadorean Indians and
farmers who have suffered illnesses and massive ecological damage to
their land caused by oil-drilling contamination.

Last week, while in
Ecuador, Kennedy pledged to mobilize the human rights and environmental
communities on behalf of the Ecuadoreans who are calling for Chevron to
be held accountable for the disaster areas they have created.

Kennedy will be joined on the press conference call by Steve Donziger,
an attorney and consultant to the legal team representing the
Ecuadorean plaintiffs, who accompanied Kennedy on her tour of the
drilling sites.

WHO:   Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Cent for Human Rights
            Steve Donziger, Attorney and Legal Consultant

WHAT: Telephonic Press Conference on Chevron's Ecuadorean Eco-Disaster Sites 


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