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EGLE Air Quality Public Hearing March 16th

Please note that the public hearing period for this permit has been extended to Friday March 26, 2021 FCA/Stellantis – Chrysler is making changes to the proposed installation of a new paint line and changes to existing equipment at their Jefferson North Assembly Plant.and we want FCA to reduce facility emissions more with improved air pollution control technology and by using new rather than refurbished equipment Residents who will be most impacted by this poor […]

FCA Home Repair, Phase 2 Announced

The FCA Home Repair Phase II program provides home repairs for 60 owner-occupied homes in the FCA Community Benefits Agreement Impact Zone. This program is funded by FCA and administered by Bridging Neighborhoods – City of Detroit. Read more at the city website https://detroitmi.gov/government/mayors-office/bridging-neighborhoods-program/programs/cba-home-repair/fca-home-repair-phase-ii

CBA Resource Guide

What is the community benefits approach? Major energy development and infrastructure projects provide significant opportunities, as well as challenges, for local communities. Although they often create new jobs and economic growth, they do not automatically result in sustained, local economic benefits. Increasingly, state and local governments and communities are looking for tools that help build sustained benefits to host communities. The DOE Office of Minority Business and Economic Development (MBED) supports the nation’s energy goals […]

Crains: Duggan: ‘We gotta clear’ more land for new factories

Read the full article: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/detroit-homecoming/duggan-we-gotta-clear-more-land-new-factories Speaking at the opening night of Detroit Homecoming, Duggan touted the city’s success in assembling more than 200 acres for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to get the automaker to invest $2.5 billion in two auto plants that will bring nearly 5,000 new jobs to the east side. The fast-tracked project has spurred interest from FCA suppliers to locate in Detroit. Dakkota Integrated Systems plans to build a 600,000-square-foot parts plant that will employ […]

Environmental ‘Public Health Fund’

September 16, 2019 The Fiat Chrysler expansion presents a new opportunity to consider community benefits that respond to Environmental Health issues around development projects that use public funds.  This is due to the environmental impacts of the project, the existing respiratory health crisis in the neighborhoods surrounding the plant and the “additional monitoring and community benefits” included in EGLE’s approval of FCAs “permits to install”. “The permittee shall work with the City of Detroit, through the […]

FCA Land Swaps Map

“Morouns, speculators look like winners in Detroit land swap to ensure FCA factory jobs” FROM: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2019/05/20/speculators-moroun-detroit-land-swap-fca-jobs/3664661002/ TOTAL Properties 881Hantz Woodlands 367Soave Enterprises 210Michael Kelly 15DTE Energy 28Crown Enterprises 261TOTAL Properties 881 https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1zh6Hi8tlpD7PuIUgdNPwjx9ilHWU4JW8&hl=en_US&ll=42.356444913493675%2C-83.03124552817383&z=13

Environmental Health Survey Summary of Findings

Eastside Resident Environmental Health Working Grouphttp://eastsideenvironmental.org Eastside Environmental Health Survey Summary of FindingsJuly 26, 2019  Based on community concerns about environmental health in our community, and in particular concerns about air pollution and health impacts of increased emissions from the expansion of the Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA), a community survey was conducted to gather information about community concerns and conditions regarding environmental health.  Surveys were completed using a combination of methods, including door to door canvassing, phone […]

Recommended Environmental Actions presented to FCA

These recommendations were presented to FCA at a meeting at their Auburn Hills Headquarters on August 2, 2019. This meeting was initiated by Senator Stephanie Chang. Representatives from Detroit People’s Platform and the Eastside Resident Environmental Health Working Group were uninvited to the meeting by FCA. Even though FCA uninvited our representatives, these recommendations and others were presented in the meeting by representatives from other groups that support them. Air quality monitoring at settings with […]

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 […]

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