Alicia Rivera

Organizer in Wilmington for Communities for a Better Environment

Alicia Rivera is an organizer for Communities for a Better Environment in Wilmington and has been a lead Oil Refinery Organizer in California for over 20 years. Her initiation to refinery disasters was the former Texaco, now Marathon refinery that spectacularly exploded in the late 1990s, physically damaging homes and people’s health, aggravating respiratory illnesses and ability to breathe. Since then, Alicia witnessed countless explosions, flaring, and neighbors’ health harms, and was instrumental in winning regulations and policies at the regional Air District and the State to clean up refineries. She is actively involved in work toward refinery phaseout.