- It’s happening in Wilmington, one of the frontline communities impacted by environmental racism and the Tesoro Expansion Project which would create the largest West Coast refinery. This expansion puts many communities around the refinery at risk as they want to almost double their storage facilities and take in more chemicals that are explosive and dangerous to the local neighborhoods adjacent to the refinery.
- Frontline communities and organizations: East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, Communities for a Better Environment, and Coalition for a Safe Environment are leading the planning,goals, and principles of the event.
- The climate march is focusing on how #climatechangestartsinourh
oods because our communities (black, brown, indigenous folks) are inundated with various toxic release facilities and source pollutions in their neighborhoods and what happens locally has global impacts!
- This is an opportunity to lift up the local organizations that have been working and will continue to work on addressing environmental injustice in the region. This is an opportunity to shift the environmental mainstream movement from this image of polar bears and windmills to our black and brown communities that face climate change on a daily basis
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