If the Government Won’t, the People Will…..
Added to the calendar on Sunday May 25th, 2014 6:19 PM
STOP CRUDE OIL BY RAIL SHIPMENTS TO RICHMOND!
Stop pollution of our communities and our climate!
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014 AT 1 PM
PROTEST AT KINDER MORGAN’S RAIL YARD
520 CASTRO STREET, RICHMOND, CA
SHUTTLES WILL PROVIDE RIDES FROM RICHMOND BART -- 12:15-12:30 pm
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a permit to Kinder Morgan to operate its crude-by-rail project to import highly explosive and toxic fracked Bakken (North Dakota) crude oil into Richmond, a low-income community of color already burdened by pollution caused by the fossil fuel industry. BAAQMD issued the permit without public notice or opportunities for public comment.
The number of trains carrying crude oil has risen dramatically due to increased drilling in both the Alberta tar sands in Canada and the Bakken shale oil area of North Dakota, and the number of serious accidents has also increased.
We the people must raise our voices and send a loud and clear message that more pollution from dirty crude oil and tar sands is not acceptable in the Bay Area or anywhere else. KEEP THE OIL IN THE GROUND!
Sponsors: West County Toxics Coalition, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Sunflower Alliance, 350 Bay Area, Idle No More/SF Bay, ANSWER/SF, Communities for a Better Environment, Environmental Justice Air Quality Coalition, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Global Community Monitor, Forest Ethics