"The problems with the spill - will they ever end?" asked one worker.
"It's more than boots on the ground, its more than Bernie or Hillary, but about the world we'll leave the next generation."
The event, one of hundreds held across the world, was held in Whiting, within sight of a BP oil refinery where workers struck over safety concerns last year.
New Yorkers joined hundreds of thousands around the world who are showing solidarity with the climate demonstrators in Paris.
We recently attended the NorCal climate march in Oakland, where we asked those who attended why the issue of climate change is so important and what needed to be done.
In Los Angeles, hundreds of activists, environmentalists, union members and community groups staged an unprecedented march and rally as part of worldwide global climate actions.
"The climate crisis affects more than California, and the actions we take today will determine the world our children and grandchildren will live in tomorrow."
We take sides - yours - with stories to save the planet and you. Now you have a chance to help us do it.
Speaking from a White House porch to a huge, ecstatic, cheering crowd, Francis did not mince words in his rebuke of climate change deniers.
A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.