Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice has endorsed and will participate in this March. Click here for background.. All over the world, people are marching to pressure our governments and fossil-fuel corporations to make the promises of the Paris Agreement come true. Without this pressure, it will not happen in time.
Please Join us.
Chicago Area Action
Whiting Lakefront Park,
1798 119th St.
Whiting, IN 46394
1:00 pm CT, May 15th, 2016
We will arrange car pools from the Fox Valley for the morning of May 15th. If you are interested write to us through this website.
See below to understand the passion and the power driving this event.
To the people of Illinois,
Beware! Enbridge, a Canadian oil company is pumping toxic, corrosive tar sands oil through Illinois. The extraction of this oil from shale deposits in Alberta Canada creates massive environmental degradation. The burning of this oil as an end product gives off massive amounts of greenhouse gases. As it moves through Illinois, we, the local citizens and taxpayers bear the financial and health risks of leaks or spills that could poison our land, wildlife, and waterways. Enbridge gets all the profit. They claim that this oil is a “public good,” necessary to meet the needs of domestic consumers. But a large percentage of the oil is exported for sale in other countries.