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Stop Sunoco and ConocoPhillips Oil Refinery Shutdown

Action Alert for USW Members in the Northeast

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As many of you know, Sunoco and ConocoPhillips have arbitrarily decided to shut down three strategic oil refineries on the East Coast, all three in or near Philadelphia, Pa. All three of these refineries are USW workplaces, and if the companies follow through on their threat, 1,300 of our members will lose their jobs. Another 1,200 people, many of them members of other unions also will become unemployed. Tens of thousands more jobs will be lost. The whole community in that area will be devastated.

But this is not all. These three refineries make the majority of home heating oil, diesel fuel, and jet fuel in the region. This means consumers and homeowners just like us will be impacted all over the Northeast. If these refineries close, the home heating oil crisis next year will be much, much worse than in the recent past. Home heating oil prices could go to ridiculous highs. In some places it is possible people will not even be able to get heating oil. We do not think it is an exaggeration that people could freeze to death in their own homes if these companies get away with closing these three refineries.

What can We Do?

USW is asking you to please go to this link to sign a petition telling Congress and your state legislators to protect Northeast citizens and keep these refineries open!

Petition in Support of Keeping Northeast Oil Refineries Open

We the undersigned request that you do everything in your power to help keep the three Northeast oil refineries in the Philadelphia area open. It is the only way to secure adequate supplies of home heating oil and transportation fuel to our state and our region. Please contact the companies to express your concern. Please also do all you can to arrange for public hearings on what the closing of these three refineries will do to citizens of our state and all over the Northeast.

Please contact these two companies and urge them to sell the refineries to companies that want to operate them.

Ms. Lynn Laverty Elsenhans
CEO, Sunoco, Inc.
1818 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103-7583

Sunoco wants to close refineries in South Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, Pa.

Mr. James J. Mulva
CEO ConocoPhillips Co.
600 N. Dairy Ashford Rd.
Houston, Texas 77079

ConocoPhillips wants to close its refinery in Trainer, Pa.
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2944 Tue Aug 21 05:40:25 EDT 2012 Alicia Hothem
2943 Tue Aug 21 04:40:42 EDT 2012 william summerford
2942 Tue Aug 21 03:38:17 EDT 2012 James Barrett
2941 Tue Aug 21 03:27:37 EDT 2012 dale valentine
2940 Tue Aug 21 01:23:28 EDT 2012 joseph swedish
2939 Tue Aug 21 01:19:02 EDT 2012 ROBERT SMITH
2938 Tue Aug 21 01:01:40 EDT 2012 Margie Swan
2937 Tue Aug 21 00:30:07 EDT 2012 Fred Sayre
2936 Mon Aug 20 23:07:53 EDT 2012 Phil Alward
2935 Mon Aug 20 22:25:49 EDT 2012 Gerald L'Heureux
2934 Mon Aug 20 22:04:54 EDT 2012 Connie Kane
2933 Mon Aug 20 21:36:31 EDT 2012 michael parnell
2932 Mon Aug 20 20:07:10 EDT 2012 Sandy McNeal
2931 Mon Aug 20 19:58:16 EDT 2012 walter shultz
2930 Mon Aug 20 19:47:27 EDT 2012 Jamie Doescher
2929 Mon Aug 20 19:24:37 EDT 2012 Eugene Weaver
2928 Mon Aug 20 19:10:54 EDT 2012 Bill Ridgeway
2927 Mon Aug 20 18:33:32 EDT 2012 Juan Zepeda
2926 Mon Aug 20 18:14:10 EDT 2012 Stephan Armstrong
2925 Mon Aug 20 17:29:04 EDT 2012 ken markley
2924 Mon Aug 20 17:27:49 EDT 2012 frank klina
2923 Mon Aug 20 16:51:32 EDT 2012 Billy Rucker
2922 Mon Aug 20 16:49:36 EDT 2012 Paul Harvey
2921 Mon Aug 20 16:36:46 EDT 2012 Chris Sharpe
2920 Mon Aug 20 16:33:34 EDT 2012 Mike Bridges
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