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MARCH, RALLY & NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA

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The planet has lurched past the ominous milestone of 400 parts per million concentration of CO2. Big Oil continues its irresponsible pursuit of more and dirtier fossil fuels. Local refineries are beginning to import Canadian tar sands for processing in the Bay Area. The moment has come to stand up to the industry that is wrecking our future.

Please join, 350 Bay Area, the Richmond Progressive Alliance, Communities for a Better Environment, Gathering Tribes, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Urban Tilth, labor unions, and others for a family-friendly march and spirited rally at the refinery’s main gate.

Saturday, August 3rd: 

Gather: Outside Richmond BART station
Time: 10 am, Saturday August 3
March: From Richmond BART to Chevron refinery
Shorter March & Kids’ Events:  George Carroll (aka Washington) Park, Pt Richmond, 11:15 am
Rally: Chevron refinery, S. Castro St gate, route map here
Special Guests: Bill McKibben & local speakers

This action falls three days before the one-year anniversary of the Chevron refinery’s most recent explosion and fire. The community is joining together to call for:

NO more toxic hazards.
NO Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
NO refining tar sands or fracked crude.
YES to a just transition from dirty fossil fuels to union jobs in clean energy!


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  • Please check here for logistical information.
    BART riders:
    be sure to allow extra time for possible crowding on the Richmond line!


Friday, August 2nd:

Bill McKibben will also be speaking on Friday August 2nd, 7 pm in San Francisco on a panel titled "Confronting the Climate Crisis: Environment, labor, social justice, and health perspectives on building a winning movement." 

Speakers include Bill McKibben (, Gopal Dayaneni (Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project), Reverend Sally Bingham (Interfaith Power & Light),  Antonia Juhasz (Author of The Tyranny of Oil and Black Tide, Fellow of the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley), Katy Roemer (California Nurses Association), and Miya Yoshitani (Asian Pacific Environmental Network).

When: Friday, August 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm 
Where: Nourse Theater - 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA
Tickets are $10 -  Get tickets here.

Description: How do we build a movement to challenge the immensity of the climate crisis? Increasingly, the world is seeing climate change not only as a problem for the environment but as a crisis linking economic, security, health, labor, social justice, and human rights concerns. This event brings together diverse leaders to discuss how we build a powerful movement to solve the climate crisis, and how climate justice offers a framework to build a sustainable and just future.

Go here to download, print & distribute flyers for this event.


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Are you participating in the event as a part of an organization or community group?

Action Agreements:

  • I promise to be nonviolent and peaceful in all of my activities during the action.

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