Dow Chemical and its subsidiaries have contaminated water across the globe. They have shown themselves indifferent to the plight of their victims, and stubbornly refused to spend even a cent on cleaning up their toxic mess. Instead Dow is now spending money trying to clean up its image: a global greenwash.
For an $81 billion corporation, the cost of sponsoring Live Earth is a trifle. By associating itself with a noble and important cause that it in fact despises, Dow wants to bury its terrifying secrets (and with them its victims’ hopes for justice). By presenting itself as a ‘green’ and trustworthy organisation, Dow plans to grab a chunk of the global water commodity market, cashing in on a problem that it itself has helped to create.
If you support Live Earth, cherish its ideals, and genuinely want to help people whose water is contaminated. . .then please sign the online petition filed by Bhopal.net
and call on Live Earth to:
- to dissociate Live Earth from Dow as soon as possible
- ask Dow Chemical to fulfill its legal liabilities in Bhopal and clean up its contamination
- insist that Dow Chemical provides clean water to communities where its groundwater contamination is causing illness