ExxonMobil’s Chalmette Refining, LLC uses Hydrofluoric Acid (HF), a highly dangerous and lethal chemical used in its oil refining processes.
Newer, safer processes have been developed, including modified HF, patented by the ExxonMobil Corporation. The refinery is located in an area vulnerable to hurricanes (such as Katrina and Rita) increasing the possibility of a fatal accident.
Should an HF release occur, the entire New Orleans area risks death and injury. The only safety measure that protects a million plus people from this danger is a man made water wall, subject to both human and mechanical failure.
TELL EXXONMOBIL TO TAKE AWAY HF AND PROTECT THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS AREA!! PROTECT YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND AN AMAZING CITY!!
We, the undersigned, hereby demand that ExxonMobil’s Chalmette Refining, LLC remove all HF from the facility IMMEDIATELY and transition to a safer, less volatile catalyst in ALL refinery processes.
We believe that Exxon is discriminating against the working class community of Chalmette by continuing to utilize obsolete technologies that have been phased out of plants located in wealthier areas of the country.
We demand that Exxon respects the public health of its community neighbors.
The No HF in Chalmette! petition to South, Nationwide, Worldwide, was written by Melanie Lawrence and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.