We Are Kalamazoo, July 25, 2012
Delawareans are in solidarity with the communities impacted by the tar sands on this two-year anniversary of the Kalamazoo oil spill. We learned last week that the Delaware City Refinery, located within Delaware's protected coastal zone, would be increasing its rail shipments of oil to include 100,000 barrels per day of Canadian tar sands. We joined together to watch the documentary film "An Evolving Legacy: Delaware's Coastal Zone Act", which according to Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in 1971, speaking as Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund, "...was the first time in the world any community has won such a battle with international oil companies." Through this solidarity action, we are filled with hope that we can continue to win the battle with international oil companies - in Delaware, in Kalamazoo, and worldwide.