Chevron Under Fire: Broad Coalition Targets Chevron in Richmond on Road to Copenhagen Climate Talks

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Jen Angel, Mobilization for Climate Justice-West, jen@aidandabet.org 510-910 -5627
Ellen Choy, Mobilization for Climate Justice-West, ellenvchoy@gmail.com 310-908-3498

Chevron Under Fire: Broad Coalition Targets Chevron in Richmond on Road to Copenhagen Climate Talks

RICHMOND, CA - 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.

west.actforclimatejustice.org/

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