Summer Heat Richmond will commemorate the infamous explosion and fire of a year ago, whose toxic mushroom cloud sent 15,000 Richmond residents to emergency rooms and is still causing serious health problems.
Chevron has failed to replace the sulfur-corroded pipes that led to the explosion, and it plans to bring in yet more high-sulfur, carbon-intensive tar sands crude for refining, with serious potential impacts on Bay Area air quality.
Join this family-friendly event in saying NO WAY to tar sands and even dirtier fracked crude, and to demand a swift and just transition to a sustainable clean-energy economy.
A march through Richmond to the refinery gates will be followed by a rally featuring Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and climate champion Bill McKibben. Along the route we will hear moving testimony from survivors of the Richmond refinery fire.