As oil drilling expanded in densely populated neighborhoods, Liberty Hill supporters toured active sites and heard testimony from community members concerned about health hazards.
Van tours give Liberty Hill supporters a chance to see and learn about the city's most pressing social justice struggles firsthand. Past tours have checked out pollution in the ports, high-road restaurants around town, and oil drilling in our backyards.
Looking out over the ports on an environmental justice tour: Angelo Logan of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice with Michele Prichard and Daniela Simonovic of Liberty Hill and Martha Matsuoka.
The view from the bus as Liberty Hill supporters get a big-picture perspective of the environmental issues facing the ports and goods-movement industries.
Van tours include expert guides en route, in this case, on conditions facing restaurant workers.
The well-planned itinerary offered a vivid picture of just how close some oil drilling sites are to homes, churches and schools.