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

Current Focus: Fiat Chrysler America (FCA)

In March of 2019, Fiat Chrysler, the City of Detroit, and State of Michigan announced the constriction of the first new auto assembly line and paint plant in Detroit in over 30 years. While many residents welcome the emphasized promise of JOBS, many are also concerned about the environmental impacts of the plant in our neighborhoods. Our current focus is advocating for meaningful Environmental Community Benefits from FCA.

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 […]

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