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Tars Sands Come to Detroit

Posted by mhudema on June 26, 2008

Tar Sands Coming to Detroit – bad news for Detroiters

Sad news in Detroit: yesterday the expansion of the Marathon Oil Refinery was approved in Detroit. As you would expect from the ruthless, profiteering oil industry, the refinery is cited in a predominantly community of color, and the brunt of pollution is borne by neighboring residents. In exchange for voluntary pledges from Marathon, the city awarded a whopping $176 million in tax breaks. Thus, African-American residents living in an area that has been dubbed Detroit’s “Cancer Alley” get even more pollution and big oil gets to pocket even more profit.

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