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"The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses." Utah Phillips
Chevron knowingly pollutes the Richmond area, the Central Valley, the earth, and many other communities. Chevron is one of the top climate polluters in history – one of four fossil fuel companies that are the highest emitters of carbon since 1988 and one of the top 100 companies that are responsible for 71% of all global emissions. We will be demanding that Chevron gets off of fossil fuels by 2025 and that they stop using their influence to harm frontline communities and our future. We also demand that Governor Newsom hold Chevron accountable.
On Friday, September 27th, a delegation led by Youth vs. Apocalypse will demand that Chevron stop jeopardizing their future and get off fossil fuels by 2025. The protest at Chevron’s corporate headquarters in San Ramon takes place as part of the Global Climate Strike, a week of actions which are expected to be the largest climate protests ever.
Chevron is one of the top climate polluters in history – one of four fossil fuel companies that are the highest emitters of carbon since 1988 and one of the 100 companies responsible for 71% of all carbon emissions since the industrial revolution. Chevron and other fossil fuel companies continue to distort climate science while investing in fossil fuel expansion, even as global temperature increases cause devastating storms, fires, heat waves and sea level rises. To avoid catastrophic warming, Chevron and other fossil companies must keep fossil fuels in the ground and transition to 100% renewable energy in the next five to ten years.
Youth and adult allies will plant a moveable garden at Chevron, demonstrating their demand for a just transition to a new economy and a liveable future for all communities. Chevron has disproportionately polluted communities of color, from Richmond, CA to the Central Valley to Ecuador. Addressing the climate crisis, will require deep changes in the entire economic and political system, and accountability from companies such as Chevron that have caused so much harm.
“The existing systems of injustice, racism, white supremacy, and greed have led us to this point in the climate crisis,” said Seray Cemre Gönen, a senior at California High School. “We need a complete global transformation, a just transition, to even have a chance at fighting this crisis.