The City Council voted to ban a coal train that would wind through Oakland neighborhoods, creating a health and safety hazard.
Obama rejected a permit for Keystone construction, but on Jan. 6, TransCanada sued in federal court in Houston to overturn that ruling.
"This is a grassroots effort that began last year with the huge climate march rally in New York City."
The TPP would cost jobs, raise the cost of medical care, and degrade labor conditions and the environment.
They plan to note that oil-laden trains are so dangerous that transporting oil across the continent by train should be severely curtailed, if not ended.
"Had these companies shared the information they knew about the dangers of asbestos, countless lives would have been saved."
"We cannot let the new green economy be a low-wage economy, because a sustainable environment needs a sustainable economy."
"We must act now to address global climate change and promote the creation and maintenance of good jobs in the clean energy economy."
World Environment Day, launched by the conference, has been celebrated on June 5 each year since 1973.
Part of the lead up to this week's demonstrations in Washington's against the XL Pipeline was an April 15 Google Hangout sponsored by the People's World.