“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." ~ Frederick Douglass

Month: July 2019

FCA Public Incentive Updates

This week the news reported on increased in public investments for the FCA expansion in our neighborhood and other FCA projects in Southeastern Michigan. Crain’s: Tax incentives for FCA plants in Southeast Michigan may top $400 million FCA’s tax incentives now total $384.5 million and could climb to as high as $422 million if the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy approves an additional $37.83 million in tax increment financing. The automaker submitted […]

Make Detroit the Engine of the Green New Deal

The Democratic Presidential Debate is Next Week!  We’ve been participating in a coalition of local groups working to bring issues that impact Detroiters and other frontline communities to the forefront of the discussion at the Presidential Candidate debate at the Fox Theater on July 30 and 31. There will be a rally and march Tuesday July 30th.  More Media – Detroit Is the Engine of the Green New Deal Video Sanaa is featured in a […]

July 26 Update – More public money? Better Environmental Health Protections?

There are many things to share. Please make a note to join us, and if you live in the Impact Area, to bring a neighbor or 4, for the next gathering Wednesday August 7, 6 – 8 pm. We’ll meet again in the Cooper Room at WCCC East.  Eastside Resident Environmental Health Working GroupMapping and Strategy SessionWednesday, August 7, 6-8 pmWayne County Community College – East Campus5901 Conner St, Detroit, MI 48213Cooper Room, Free and […]

The Fiat Chrysler Expansion, Industrial Development and Environmental Health 

In March, thanks to the efforts of generations of activists in a long struggle, the closing of Detroit’s infamous incinerator was announced. Also in March, the city of Detroit revealed negotiations with Fiat Chrysler America (FCA) that paved the way for what will be the first new auto assembly plant in Detroit in decades. This project will bring more industrial development as suppliers move in to support FCA.  During the process mandated by the Community […]