On Wednesday December 18th, we The Pachamama Alliance, along with Amazon Watch and a dozen other prominent environmental and human rights non-profits signed a letter condemning Chevron’s actions in its decades-long legal battle to evade responsibility for dumping billions of gallons of toxic wastewater into the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

“Chevron’s actions set a dangerous precedent and represent a growing and serious threat to the ability of civil society to hold corporations accountable for their misdeeds around the world,” the groups state in the letter. The letter further details Chevron’s attacks on free speech, vilification of anyone critical of its actions, and active undermining of justice systems both in Ecuador and the United States.

Read the letter below (click to enlarge):