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RALLY & HEARING AGAINST Chevron's DIRTY CRUDE Refining Expansion!
Date Thursday March 20
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Richmond City Council
1401 Marina Way South
(past Regatta)
CLEAN AIR, HEALTHY KIDS, NOT DIRTY CRUDE!

Thursday March 20th 2008

6:15 Rally Outside of Richmond City Hall
7:00- Planning Commission Hearing (bring food and snacks-- we need
folks to stay for the whole hearing!). To testify people need to sign
up before 7pm and 1-3 minute public testimony will take place around
10pm.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorBay Rising Affinity Group Member
Richmond City Council
1401 Marina Way South
(past Regatta)

*Carpool-Offer a Ride or Catch one at 5:45 Richmond BART (510 967-7377)
*AC transit bus #74 stops near by
* Driving Directions: From Oakland/East of Richmond:Take I-580 W. Take
the CUTTING BLVD exit toward HARBOUR WAY SOUTH. Turn RIGHT onto
CUTTING BLVD. Turn RIGHT onto MARINA WAY S.

NOTE: This is a KEY moment for community organizations who have been
fighting Chevron's DIRTY CRUDE refinery expansion for the long haul
and been strong allies for the anti-war and global justice movements.
THEY NEED OUR SUPPORT AND A LOUD SHOW OF STRENGTH TONIGHT! This is
where the rubber hits the road in challenging the corporate Chevron
and big oil--whether around their drive to war and occupation, their
creation of climate chaos or their poisoning of kids and all of us in
the Bay Area

To be clear, the planning commission is rigged pro-Chevron and we need
to make it politically expensive when/if they rubber stamp this deadly
project. The majority pro-Chevron Richmond City Council has blocked
every City Planning appointment by Green Richmond Mayor Gail
McLaughlin (the mayor appoints Planning Commission members) and has
changed the term limits so the old Planning Commission members can
serve for life! As a result there are now only 4 Planning Commission
members and 5 vacancies on the 9 member Commission! Please come when
and for as long as you can and urge your friends to join us!

Community Demands:

þ No Increase In pollution! Reduce Current Pollution Levels!
þ Environmental justice, worker justice and right to know are a must!
þ Chevron's expansion must provide a meaningful public review
process, including considering alternatives to refining dirtier crude!
þ Recirculation of the EIR! Suspend the approval process until
there is full disclosure of changes in crude oil stock & its impacts!

We are encouraging all residents of Richmond and surrounding
communities (Bay Area-wide) to make testimony at this hearing. Please
demand that the Planning Commission suspend the process, recirculate
the Final EIR (environmental impact report) as it is missing emissions
data and does not disclose the true scope of this project.
Additionally, let them know that you don't want any dirtier crude
refined in Richmond.

For Communities for a Better Environment website click here:
http://www.cbecal.org

See the agenda on the hearing and info here:
http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/CurrentEvents.asp?EID=2339

For more information please contact
Jessica Tovar 510-302-0430 ext 24
Dr Henry Clark 510- 232-3427
Added to the calendar on Thursday Mar 20th, 2008 12:05 PM

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