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May 2018

Dirty Oil, Dirty Secrets - Oil wastewater in crop irrigation

When: Saturday, May 12 2018 @ 03:30 PM - - 05:00PM
Where: Roosevelt Community Center
901 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95116
Description:

Our local supermarkets sell, and many of us consume, produce that farmers in the state of California are suspected of growing with chemically laden oil wastewater.

Oil wastewater has been found to contain dangerous levels of cancer-causing substances, and it is increasingly being used in drought-affected areas of our state to irrigate some of our most well-known crops.

Despite scientific studies recommending the ban of oil wastewater to irrigate crops, this practice continues because of the oil industry’s influence on our elected officials.

Join us on May 12th, as we'll watch a short film (produced by actor Mark Ruffalo) and then have our panel of guest speakers show how our health, safety, and environment are being put at risk by dangerous oil industry practices; how oil industry influence is preventing accelerated measures needed to avert climate catastrophe; and what we can do about it.

Guest Speakers:

David Braun, Rootskeeper
Noemi Tungui, Food and Water Watch
Linda Hutchins-Knowles, Mothers Out Front, South Bay

Light refreshments will be served. No admission fee; donations are gratefully accepted.

NOTE: Parking and entrance are in the back of the building

This event is sponsored by 350 Silicon Valley

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