Protesters gather on the steps of the Civic Center to criticize Chevron’s treatment of indigenous tribes during a rally in Richmond on Oct. 15, 2013.
Protesters gather on the steps of the Civic Center to criticize Chevron's treatment of indigenous tribes during a rally in Richmond on Oct. 15, 2013. Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and others recently traveled to Ecuador to see firsthand the environmental damage they say has been caused by large oil companies. (Kristopher Skinner/Staff)