March on Sasol!
An ACTION has been called to take place on #MLK DAY at SASOL
MLK Day, January 18, 2016, 2:00 pm
Sasol North American Headquarters, 12120
Wickchester Ln, Houston, TX 77079
The Mossville Community will Confront a Former Apartheid Company on Martin Luther King Holiday
“SASOL has taken full advantage of the structural racism in the United States and the weakness of our environmental laws. From its corporate headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, SASOL managed to find Mossville, an unincorporated community that is not on most U.S. maps.
With environmental permits issued without objection from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, SASOL is now building a hazardous ethane cracker and plans to build a gas-to-liquids (“GTL”) facility, which would be the first of its kind to operate in the United States.
SASOL has set its U.S. operations in Mossville, an African American community that has been denied environmental protection for years.”
The people of Mossville are not sitting back. On Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 18, 2016 – Mossville residents and environmental justice advocates will gather at the SASOL corporate office in Houston, Texas to demand justice. They want SASOL to fulfill its promise of meeting the relocation needs of Mossville residents. They also want the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether out-going Governor Bobby Jindal and local governmental officials have abused their authority by entering into controversial land deals with SASOL that unjustly force Mossville residents to leave their homes. These land deals raise serious civil rights issues and undermine protections for individual property rights.
Read the full story on the Bridge the Gulf Blog!