As the temperature rises, so do we.
That is the tagline behind the summer heat actions taking place all over the country to challenge the fossil fuel industry. From the Pacific Northwest, to Texas, to Maine and many more in between, people are ready to fight against the industry that is wrecking our planet and our future.
Here in California, people of the Bay Area will rise up at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA on August 3rd. Just days before the one year anniversary of the Chevron Refinery explosion, we’ll join the Summer Heat Richmond coalition and say No to Chevron, No to Tar Sands Oil, Stop Climate Chaos and Yes to Green Energy.
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. If you are in the Bay Area, join this family-friendly action 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. Not in the Bay Area? Sign up for Summer Heat actions across the country.
The action brings together over 50 local and national organizations: the Richmond Progressive Alliance, Communities for a Better Environment, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, the California Nurses Association and many local unions, as well as national environmental networks and social justice organizations, and we’re so pleased to be an active part. We hope you can join us.
Now is the time to resist injustice, envision alternatives, and take action!
P.S. Volunteers are still needed.