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Chevron Under Fire: Broad Coalition Targets Chevron in Richmond on Road to Copenhagen Climate Talks
RICHMOND, CA - August 11 - Colorful Visuals available! -
WHAT: Press Conference in Advance of Mass Festival, March, and Protest at Chevron Richmond Refinery on August 15
WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 11:00am
WHERE: Chevron Gas Station 1298 Howard St at 9th downtown San Francisco 94103
WHO: Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor, City of Richmond
Greg Karras, Senior Scientist, Communities for a Better Environment
Torm Nompraseurt, Senior Organizer, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Henry Clarke, Executive Director, West County Toxics Coalition
Adrienne Marie Brown, Executive Director, The Ruckus Society
Antonia Juhasz, Director, The Chevron Program, Global Exchange
WHY: In advance of the mass festival, march, and protest in Richmond on Saturday, August 15 targeting Chevron, groups representing Richmond, the Bay Area, the state, and communities from around the world will discuss campaigns targeting Chevron.
Members of the Mobilization for Climate Justice-West—a diverse network of some 25 organizations and concerned community members demanding clean air and green jobs for Richmond, and climate justice for all—will also pres ent its demands and what to expect on Saturday, including:
11:30am Festival at the Richmond BART
1:00pm March from BART to Chevron Refinery
3:00pm Protest at the Refinery and a Press Conference.
With more events to come on the road to the critical UN climate talks in Copenhagen in December.
Mobilization for Climate Justice West is a collaboration of: Art in Action, Asian-Pacific Environmental Network, Bay Localize, Communities for a Better Environment, Direct Action to Stop the War, Earth First!, Environmental Justice & Climate Change Initiative, Forest Ethics, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, Global Exchange, Global Justice and Ecology Project, Greenpeace, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Headrush, International Forum on Globalization, Justice in Nigeria Now!, International Rivers, Movement Generation, Poor Magazine, Rainforest Action Network, Richmond Mayor's Task Force on Environmental Justice and Health, Richmond Progressive Alliance, Ruckus Society, Rising Tide North America, West County Toxics Coalition and 350.org.