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No Drilling Contra Costa Youth March & Rally
March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please join us in building a greener, healthier, fossil fuel-free future. Let’s stop the expansion of fossil fuel production right in our own backyard!
The No Drilling Contra Costa Youth March and Rally will take place on Saturday, March 12th, 1-3 PM at the Antioch Community Center. We’ll march 1.2 miles on a trail along Lone Tree Way and then join a rally on the right-hand side of the Antioch Community Center parking lot. The rally will feature speakers, music, art, an informational fair, and a supervised, fenced-in playground for young children. We hope you’ll join us! Put on your walking shoes and wear blue and green . Bring water, snacks, banners, and signs.
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Research, including a 2021 Stanford study, shows that living within 2.5 miles of oil and gas drilling sites increases rates of childhood asthma, cancer, birth defects, miscarriage, and premature births. Yet, in the fall of 2018 oil drilling restarted here—within a half mile of Dozier-Libbey High School, the Kaiser Antioch Medical Center, and pending senior housing. A new injection well for drilling waste water was just permitted. And a proposal for additional drilling less than 1,000 feet from Brentwood homes is currently before county planners.
To learn more about our cause, please check out—and sign—this petition to stop new oil and gas drilling in Contra Costa.
This is event is endorsed by Sunflower Alliance, Sustainable Contra Costa, Sustainable Leaders in Action, Youth vs Apocalypse, 350 Bay Area, 350 Contra Costa, 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations, CA Youth Vs Big Oil, City of Antioch Health Department, Climate Health Now, Earth Guardians Bay Area, East County NAACP, Hijas Del Campo, Idle No More SF Bay, Pittsburg Youth Action, Project Climate, SF Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Sierra Club Delta Chapter.