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Fed-up residents in Michigan’s most polluted zip code say the tar sands refinery next door is causing toxic emissions to waft over their neighborhood—and they want out.
Marathon Oil Corporation, which operates the 250-acre Detroit oil refinery, bought the homes of residents in the nearby, mostly white neighborhood of Oakwood Heights in 2012 so that they could move. Boynton, a mostly black neighborhood which is also impacted by the refinery, was not given the same offer.
Activists from the neighborhood continue to make noise about the unfair treatment. The community protested at the refinery in November, carrying signs with slogans including: “Exodus” and “Marathon Petroleum: Expand the buffer zone, Buy more homes”... Read the rest - link in bio
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