June 05, 2007

Actress tackles Big Oil

Daryl Hannah visits Ecuador Indians suing ChevronActress Daryl Hannah said she planned to meet with Ecuador's president on Tuesday to discuss a lawsuit by Indians and settlers against Chevron Corp., a day after she trudged through the jungle to visit a polluted site.

San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron is on trial in Lago Agrio, 110 miles east of the capital, Quito, for allegedly failing to clean up billions of gallons of toxic wastewater.

The 46-year-old star of the 1984 hit movie "Splash," rolled up a sleeve of her shirt and dipped it into an oil pit, holding it above her head as the thick liquid dripped down her arm.

"Obviously they're suffering severely," she said by telephone from her hotel in the jungle town. "A whole host of horrors have come their way with the advent of supposed civilization."

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
And after Darryl Hannah tackled Exxon's quarterback for a twelve-yard loss, their offense did an Enron-end-around with the 'Statue of Liberty' play and advanced all the way into her Red Zone. At halftime, it was Police State University 21, Hannah's Drama School 3. Now, stay tuned for SportsCenter after these words from Socony-Mobil...
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Russ Bates