We will begin at Lone Tree Point and walk to the Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery (P66) on San Pablo Ave. in Rodeo.
The EPA has listed P66 as the state’s number one toxic polluter. This is from NBC Bay Area on September 22:
“The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit searched through Environmental Protection Agency records and found the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo did not comply with federal standards for the disposal of solid and hazardous waste for the past three years. An inspection report from March reveals the refinery was operating in significant violation, which is the agency’s most serious designation, and shows the refinery poses a severe level of environmental threat.” (Source: Coast Guard Locates Oil Sheens in San Pablo Bay After Odor Sickens Vallejo Residents)
The cities of Rodeo and Vallejo, which were most affected by the spill, are two communities along our refinery corridor fighting to protect and defend our waters. They are like those in the Dakotas, defending our inland fresh waters, in Louisiana and the disappearing Gulf coast, and other communities along our endangered coastlines. We say say NO to refinery expansions, crude-by-rail and destructive, failing pipelines, and the continued destruction of Mother Earth.
We stand together with all of the Defenders and Protectors around the world who have drawn the line and are resisting actions that harm the water, air, soil and Mother Earth!