For Immediate Release
Contact: Pat Clark or Ray Rogers
Let's Beat Chevron Campaign
Chevron Director Alice Gast Guilty of Widespread Environmental and Human Rights Abuses
Imperial College President Gast's Chevron Policies Ravage People and The Planet
New York City: Thousands of 4-page brochures entitled, "Imperial College President Alice Gast: A Serial Bully and Corporate Predator" are being distributed to thousands of educators, students, the public and media outlets throughout London and beyond according to a spokesperson for the Let's Beat Chevron Campaign based in New York City. The brochure makes a strong case that Ms. Gast should not serve another day as the face of Imperial College unless she immediately resigns from Chevron Corporation's board of directors.
"Accusations against Ms. Gast for bullying employees on Imperial College's campus are serious but pale in comparison to her direct involvement in policymaking for scofflaw oil giant Chevron," said campaign director Ray Rogers. The brochure reports that Ms. Gast has served on Chevron's 12-member board of directors since 2012 and described her pay of $375,654 from Chevron in 2020 as "a nice sum for a side job."
"In her role as a Chevron board member, she is responsible for the brutal policies harming people and the planet for which Chevron is notorious. In essence, Imperial College London President Alice Gast represents a plague on society," said Mr. Rogers. Rogers is noted for his organization's aggressive challenges directed at abusive corporations, their board members, executives and shareholders.
"As a top Chevron policymaker, Ms. Gast has shown she is devoid of any real sense of morality, ethics, compassion, empathy or justice which makes her a terrible role model for students and staff.
The website LetsBeatChevron.org documents serious crimes and environmental devastation worldwide and particularly in Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest. The website and brochure also place a spotlight on Chevron's global ecocide and blames Chevron for the toxic pollution and thousands of cancer related deaths, miscarriage's, birth defects and other maladies in Ecuador.
Along with a series of explosive films documenting Chevron's reprehensible conduct and devastation, the website also highlights Dr. Nan Greer's report, "Chevron's Global Destruction: Ecocide, Genocide, and Destruction" released in September 2021. The report states, "As a multinational corporation, Chevron is expected to adhere to international business regulations and human rights laws and regulations. However, the company tends to behave as if it can act with impunity, failing to obey national and international laws...rather than addressing human rights and environmental incidents, the company has consistently chosen to bribe officials, hire thugs to intimidate people, or litigate against its victims."
Photos and statements of numerous celebrities including Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Sting and wife Trudie Styler, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Danny Glover, Michael Moore, U.S. presidential candidate Marianne Williamson and other notables condemning Chevron are highlighted on the website.