PROTEST AT KINDER MORGAN’S RAIL YARD
520 CASTRO STREET, RICHMOND, CA
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a permit to Kinder Morgan to operate its crude-by-rail project to import highly explosive and toxic crude oil into Richmond, a low income community of color already burdened by pollution caused by the fossil fuel industry. BAAQMD issued the permit without public notice or opportunities for public comment. The number of trains carrying crude oil has risen dramatically due to increased drilling in both the Alberta tar sands in Canada and the Bakken shale oil area of North Dakota, and the number of serious accidents has also increased (See link to exploding train bombs below).
We the people must raise our voices and send a loud and clear message that more pollution from dirty crude oil and tar sands is not acceptable in the bay area or anywhere else. KEEP THE OIL IN THE SOIL!!
Sponsors: West County Toxics Coalition, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Sunflower Alliance, 350 Bay Area, Idle No More/SF Bay, ANSWER/SF, Communities for a Better Environment, Environmental Justice Air Quality Coalition, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, OccupySF Environmental Justice, Global Community Monitor, Forest Ethics
Must Watch: Rachel Maddow Reports on Kinder Morgan Oil Spill, Pipelines and Crude-By-Rail Bomb Trains // Incredible footage and reporting (watch around 12:00 minutes in): http://t.co/4rJDhhDvfn
If you wish to drive directly to Kinder Morgan, the entrance is on Castro Street between the entrance to the Chevron Refinery / Hwy 580 & Hensley Street, close to Hensley (across Castro Street from General Chemical’s entrance at 525 Castro Street.)(Closest parking is up Hensley Street.)
520 CASTRO St
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