End Climate Chaos
On August 6, 2012, a massive fire tore through the Chevron Richmond refinery, sending a huge plume of black smoke over West Contra Costa County. The fire blanketed neighborhoods in black smoke and the sky turned dark as the smoke blocked out the sun. 15,000 residents sought medical treatment, and many report developing long-term respiratory issues as a result.
In the aftermath of the fire, thousands of people mobilized to City Hall, demanding that our politicians and air regulators take real action to hold Chevron accountable and protect the health and safety of workers and communities. Investigators with Cal/OSHA and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that Chevron had ignored a decade of warnings about severe corrosion in the pipe that caused the refinery fire.
END CLIMATE CHAOS! On Saturday, August 6, hundreds of Richmond residents are coming together to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 2012 Chevron Refinery Fire. We will be marching to Chevron to send a message that we REFUSE another 120 years of violence on our bodies, our communities, our air.
“120 years of broken promises, no accountability, profit at the expense of our health and climate. Our health is not for sale!”
March with us, make art with us, and cheer us on at the various activation points we will have in Richmond. Share our stories of resilience as WE FIGHT to END CLIMATE CHAOS!
Check out our dedicated page for August 6th here: EndClimateChaos | www.ourpowerrichmond.org