Going into 2020 we have an historic opportunity to keep the South Philly oil refinery closed after 150 years. In January the refinery will be put to auction after last year's explosions almost killed 1.1 million people and led to the refinery's closure. We have to show undeniable public resistance to the refinery being sold to another polluting company, and keep the pressure on Mayor Kenney to defend our #RightToBreathe. If you are part of an organization, please consider adding your group's name to our sign-on letter to Philadelphia City Council.
This is the fifth action in the series to keep the PES oil refinery from being sold to another polluting company! Check out the full calendar here.
Youth in Philly are leading the charge to stop climate change. After two powerful #ClimateStrikes in 2019, it’s time to follow young people’s leadership to the doorstep of the South Philly oil refinery. We need EVERYONE to come out to this rally, which will send a message before the final hearing on the PES refinery auction plan. The rally will also signal to Philadelphia City Council that it’s time to get to work on #RightToBreathe legislation that will protect our planet & communities from polluters.