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Vallejo residents and ILWU Local 10 agree: No to cement proposal

ILWU Local 10 President Ed Ferris and Vice President Melvin MacKay step up to the mic with Peter Brooks of Fresh Air Vallejo to oppose the Orcem cement plant proposal in Vallejo, California, on May 10.

Excerpts from KGO News:

Residents in Vallejo are protesting a plan to build a cement factory and deep-water shipping terminal near Mare Island.

The city’s planning department rejected the proposal saying it would increase pollution and traffic, but the company is appealing. The city council will debate then vote on the appeal over two days on May 30th and June 1st.

Environmentalists as well as the longshoreman’s union, and neighborhood groups oppose it.

Read the rest at KGO News

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