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Call To Action

 

West Long Beach says NO to Tesoro Expansion!

Our Long Beach residents are at the mercy of so many environmental injustices, its time to take action. Contact the South Coast Air Quality Management Board and ask them to not support the expansion of the Tesoro Refinery.

The Tesoro Refinery expansion would severely bring environmental impacts to the surrounding communities. The expansion would bring new toxins to the community, would allow for more sulfur to be held, and increase the size of the refinery to more than double its current size which would change the living conditions of the communities along the 11 and 710 freeways.Benzine is linked to the toxins from the refinery and many of our residents have, or know of, someone that has cancer or refinery pollution. This has to stop!

Here are some actionable steps you can take to be in solidarity with the community of Long Beach:

  1. Tweet: .@SoutchCoastAQMD click to tweet
  2. Call the South Coast Air Quality Management Board: list here
  3. State your opposition for the expansion. Example:
    • “Hello, my name is ___________________ and I am an advocate for community health. I want to urge you to NOT support the expansion of the Tesoro Refinery and be with community. Community health should not be put at the mercy of the Oil industry.”
    • Ask if you can count on their support.
    • Thank them for their time.
  4. Let us know that you have called by posting this link your FB page with the message “I oppose the Tesoro Expansion” and tagging EYCEJ.
  5. Last but not least, sign our petition

710 Community Demands

  

Hello/Hola

My name is _______ and I am a resident of the East LA, South East LA, and Long Beach communities that would be impacted by the Proposed 710 Expansion Project. I am asking you to prioritize our communities by ensuring these following elements for the final plan:

i. No Displacement

ii. Prioritize Health: Zero Emissions Freight Corridor

iii. Local and Targeted Hire for Disadvantaged Residents

I demand that CalTrans and Metro DO NOT move forward with a project UNTIL the above have been addressed and approved.

Sincerely,

__________________”

*ESPAÑOL*

Mii nombre es ______ y soy residente en las comunidades del Este de Los Angeles, Sureste de Los Angeles y Long Beach que seran impactadas por el proyecto para expandir la autopista 710. Le pido que de prioridad a nuestras comunidades al asegurar los siguientes elementos en el plan final:

i. No Desplazamiento

ii. Prioridad de Salud: Corredor de Camiones Cero Emisiones

iii. Trabajos dirigidos y locales para Residentes en desventaja

Yo exigo que CalTrans y Metro NO SIGAN adelante con un proyecto HASTA QUE lo mencionado anteriormente sea abordado y aprobado.

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