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Join Richmond, CA residents to fight Chevron!

Posted by sarahjinn on July 14, 2008

EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION-Residents & Allies throughout Richmond and the Greater Bay Area! Come support the Richmond Community this Tuesday and Wednesday July 15 and 16.

TWO NIGHTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Stop Chevron’s Secret Plan to Refine Heavier Crude in Richmond!

The Chevron Refinery expansion project in Richmond will build the capacity to refine much dirtier crude oil, which means more pollution, increased risk of explosions, fires, spills and releases of poisons into our air, our bay and our land. It’s a matter of life and death for refinery workers & residents in Richmond and the Greater Bay Area. Click here for more information

The City of Richmond has a choice. Will Richmond continue to be a global hub for pollution? Or will it define a new path with solutions that protect our health and the environment?

Join the Richmond Alliance for Environmental Justice to demand bold leadership by the Richmond City Council.

JULY 15 at Kennedy High School, 4300 Cutting Blvd, Richmond View Map

(just walking distance from El Cerrito del Norte BART)

6:15 pm – Vigil honoring lives lost and all who suffer from environmental disease

*please bring photos of loved ones lost to cancer & environmental disease

7:00 pm – City Council public hearing on the Chevron expansion. Public Comment will be taken. It may be very late in the evening, so make arrangements if possible!

JULY 16 at the City Council Chambers, 1401 Marina Way South, Richmond View Map

7:00 pm – City Council to question staff/consultants, deliberate and vote. We need to be there with signs!

WHATS AT STAKE:

  • A vote to certify the flawed Environmental Impact Report
  • A vote for complicity in Chevron’s cover up.
  • A vote for secretly negotiated community benefits in exchange for a comprehensive crude cap
  • A vote for selling our health down the river.

OUR DEMANDS:

  • Recirculation of the Environmental Impact Report
  • Comprehensive oil quality conditions (crude cap) as a pollution prevention measure to limit the type of oil entering the refinery
  • Funds for the city to be community controlled in an open process
  • A vote for the well being of the community and future generations

Buses to and from the hearing will be departing from locations within Richmond:
3rd & Chesley in North Richmond
Atchison & Liberty Village
St. Mark’s Church
To reserve seats on the bus and/childcare inquiries please contact:
Jessica Tovar 510-302-0430 ext 24 or 415-596-3517 jessica@cbecal.org
http://www.cbecal.org

*Needs: Childcare & Peacekeeping volunteers contact Jessica Tovar or for more information:
510-236-4616 or e-mail apen@apen4ej.org
http://www.apen4ej.org

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Write a Sample letter to City Council Members

DRAFT:

The health of our children and grandchildren is more important than a few million dollars for special projects selected without open public input.

Chevron told its investors on its 10K SEC filing that it intends to refine heavier crude oil in Richmond. Since the EIR failed to disclose this, it must be re-circulated. The conditional use permit must contain explicit restrictions on the quality of crude oil and gas oil that Chevron can refine, or else a heavy price will be paid by future generations.

Environmental justice principles require that strong preventive measures, including a comprehensive crude cap, are taken to protect our health, and that any funds generated for the city be community controlled in a fully open and transparent process.

If you have the courage to do the right thing, you will make history and you will be supported.

send to:

mayor@officeofthemayor.net City Council members
natbates@comcast.net c/o Trina Jackson
tom.butt@intres.com 1401 Marina Way South
lopez.ludmyrna@comcast.net Richmond, CA 94804
johnemarquez@aol.com
elirapty@aol.com
harpreet_sandhu@ci.richmond.ca.us
tonythurm@aol.com
maria_viramontes@ci.richmond.ca.us
Learn More at: http://www.justiceinnigerianow.org

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