Join Stand.earth at the Summit of the Americas, June 6 – 10, 2022
Join Stand.earth at the Summit of the Americas, June 6 – 10, 2022
Friday June 03, 2022

The 2022 Summit of the Americas Conference is taking place in Los Angeles, CA at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles. Leaders from North and Latin America are gathering in Los Angeles for the Summit of the Americas – a critical meeting that only happens every three years to set priorities for these regions. 

Events:

  • Join us at the Hammer Museum Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm for Protecting the Amazon Rainforest: Averting the Ecological Tipping Point. The event will be hosted by Artists for Amazonia in solidarity with Indigenous peoples to amplify their call to protect and defend the Amazon and climate as a global priority on the eve of the Summit of the Americas.
  • Rally & Vigil! Join us Monday, June 6, 2022 for the opening rally and vigil in a two-part event, one in the morning from 8 to 11 am and one in the evening from 8 to 9 pm outside the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles at 711 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • Prayer Gathering: Join us Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 10:30 am for an Indigenous and Fenceline Community Gathering at Cabrillo Beach 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA. 

If you are not in Los Angeles, follow along on social media to see how you can take action online. 

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Background:

Last year, Stand.earth and Amazon Watch released Linked Fates, a groundbreaking investigative report that tracks crude oil from the Western Amazon to the United States. 89% of the crude oil exported from the Amazon comes from Ecuador and 66% of that goes to the U.S. Ecuador’s President, Guillermo Lasso, who will be attending the Summit, announced plans in 2021, to double the country's oil production and to auction nearly 7 million acres (3 million hectares) of mostly roadless rainforest for new oil exploration. If extracted, this Amazon oil would likely end up in the U.S., the majority for consumption in California.

Linked Fates shows how California converts 50% of the Amazon oil exported globally into fuel for airports such as LAX, distributors such as Amazon.com, trucking fleets such as PepsiCo., and retail gas giants such as COSTCO. The refined fuel comes from controversial oil extracted in the Amazon, linked to the violation of Indigenous rights, deforestation, biodiversity loss, pollution, increased fires in the Amazon from road building, and also contributes to climate change.

Despite its progressive image and leaders, this research shows California consumes more oil from the Amazon than any other region in the world. In fact, 1 in 9 gallons pumped in California comes from the Amazon, and in Southern California, the average is 1 in 7 gallons. Marathon, Chevron, and Valero – all in California – are the top 3 refiners of oil from the Amazon. Of the Amazon crude that goes to the U.S., 27% goes to Marathon, 22% goes to Valero, and 17% goes to Chevron.