On Thursday July 10th from 8:30 pm – 9:45 pm, folks from Detroit and all across SE Michigan will come together to “shed light” on the unjust water shut-offs in Detroit and stand alongside vigils and actions happening all across North America this week for the 1 year anniversary of the oil train derailment in Lac-Megantic . The same explosive Bakken oil trains are heading to MI and refineries in Detroit in the next few years unless we the people say otherwise.
Lac-Megantic’s struggle is a grim reminder to us all: Big Oil will stop at nothing to extract, transport, and burn every drop of oil in the ground. No matter the risk, no matter the cost to public health, safety, and the climate, the oil industry will jump at every opportunity to profit.
This event is in solidarity with residents in Lac-Megantic, and being organized alongside grassroots activists across North America, and with ForestEthics, MI-CATS, 350.org, Oil Change International and the Sierra Club.