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Contra Costa Supervisors Hearing on Phillips 66 Biofuel Project, January 16

Wed, 01/10/2024 - 21:08

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will vote to adopt—or reject—the Draft Revised Environmental Impact Report on the proposed conversion of the Phillips 66 refinery to biofuel.  The item is D.7 on the agenda.

Join residents of frontline communities, along with many community organizations, to tell the Supervisors to stop supporting this dangerous and … Read more

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Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force: Climate and Gender, January 19

Wed, 01/10/2024 - 14:57

The next virtual summit from the Bay Area Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force focuses on climate and gender.

This is part of  the CEMTF Fourth Virtual. Summit Series, “Climate, Social Justice, and Rights of Nature,” focusing on “united actions for a just and regenerative future.”

WHEN

Friday, January 19
9 AM – noon

WHERE

Online… Read more

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Stop Mountain Valley Pipeline, Wells Fargo, January 29

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 20:36

Join actions all over the country targeting banks that fund the Mountain Valley Pipeline. We have one of the top funders right here in the Bay Area: Wells Fargo, headquartered in San Francisco, has poured $86.7 million into this destructive project.

For starters, the pipeline is planned to carry fracked gas across Appalachia, from extraction … Read more

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Fossil Fuel Pension Divestment Is a Win for California Communities, January 23

Tue, 01/09/2024 - 19:11

Divesting pension funds from fossil fuels benefits California communities. Join five frontline leaders of the fight to get California retirement funds to divest from fossil fuels in a conversation with  Third Act leader Bill McKibben to hear about why.

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Luis Angel Martinez, Fatima Iqbal Zubair, and Ra’mauri Cash come from the frontlines … Read more

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Comment on New Contra Costa Drilling Policy, by January 31st

Sun, 01/07/2024 - 12:34

Contra Costa County has released review drafts of its new Climate Action Plan (its strategic plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in unincorporated Contra Costa) and its 2045 General Plan (the master document for all land use and infrastructure-related decisions in unincorporated county).  The documents are available for community review and input here.  Just … Read more

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Tell EPA: No More Toxic Loopholes for the Fossil Fuel Industry, by January 16

Sat, 01/06/2024 - 10:00

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed closing a particularly shocking loophole that allows oil and gas companies to avoid penalties when they violate air-pollution limits due to operation breakdowns.  The exemption effectively lets polluters off the hook for poor maintenance, careless operations and disregard for human health.

Drilling and fracking are huge sources of cancer-causing … Read more

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Art of Resistance with the Beehive Collective, January 8

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 13:39

Come see the bees present

  • their newly-released 10 Year Anniversary edition of MesoAmerica Resiste!
  • their new book, The True Cost of Coal, and even
  • a peak into their work-in-progress about California: The Callegory.

The Beehive Collective is on tour with their massive, collaboratively produced, and intricately detailed murals, packed with nature metaphors and peoples’ … Read more

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Stop the Carbon Capture Project in Kern County, January 17, February 12, March 28

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 13:00

Two documents—a draft Environmental Impact Report and an class VI well permit—would allow a Carbon Capture and Storage project in Kern County to dump 48 million tons of CO2 underground in the Elk Hills oil field.

Kern County has released a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project, with a comment deadline of February

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Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy, January 8, 15

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 17:50

Celebrate the 10th year in a row of Martin Luther King Day observances demanding freedom from white supremacy, war, genocide, colonialism, extractivism and imperialism.

Each year at this time we recommit ourselves to the path of revolution laid out for us by Dr. King and the long lineage of Black freedom fighters who came before … Read more

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Court Orders, Refinery Fires and Deforestation Drivers: California Push for Liquid Biofuels Ignores Red Flag Warnings

Sun, 12/17/2023 - 12:40

Sunflower Alliance is pleased to republish the following piece by Gary Hughes, Biofuelwatch Americas Program Coordinator.

Despite a series of dramatic red flag warnings about public safety and climate impacts, compounded by errors in governance, California authorities continue to push hard for completing the conversion of refineries in the San Francisco Bay Area to operate

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More Martinez Flaring! Show up at City Council December 20

Sat, 12/16/2023 - 23:09

What, another release of pollution from the Martinez Refining Company?  Come out to the next Martinez City Council meeting (agenda is here) to join the community’s expression of concern and outrage.

At 9 AM December 15—less than a week before going to court in its lawsuit against the Air District’s order to reduce pollution!Read more

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Only You Can Prevent Forest Pipelines, by January 2

Sat, 12/16/2023 - 18:09

The U. S. Forest Service is currently proposing a rule change that would allow the storage of carbon dioxide pollution under the country’s irreplaceable national forests and grasslands!  It says this would support the Administration’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent below the 2005 levels by 2030.

But using our nation’s forests … Read more

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Court Hearing: Chevron & MRC vs Air Pollution Regulators, December 21

Sat, 12/16/2023 - 12:32

Members of the public are welcome to attend the long-awaited joint hearing for two separate cases filed by oil refiners Chevron and PBF against the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.  The refiners insist they cannot comply with pollution regulation that would significantly reduce particulate matter emissions from their respective facilities.

They are both claiming

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Don’t Trash San Benito! How We Can Help

Fri, 12/15/2023 - 19:11

Back in November 2014, residents of beautiful San Benito County on the Central Coast passed by a wide margin a ballot measure banning fracking.  We  answered their calls for support during that months-long Measure J campaign and still remember it as one of the outstanding victories of the last ten years of fossil fuel … Read more

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Carbon Markets: Carbon Colonialism, Climate Disaster

Sat, 12/09/2023 - 20:04

Buying and selling carbon credits is being promoted as a way to pay for the preservation or expansion of forests, especially in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Companies buy credits to “offset” their emissions of greenhouse gases by paying governments or landowners to preserve or restore ecosystems that sequester CO2.

California allows companies here to … Read more

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Help Shut Down the Dakota Access Pipeline! By December 13

Thu, 12/07/2023 - 21:31

In 2016, communities across the world protested in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the threat it posed to the tribes’ drinking water supply.

In 2017, the Obama Administration correctly recognized the Army Corps of Engineers’ obligation to evaluate DAPL in an Environmental … Read more

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Chevron’s Recent Flaring Event — What Really Happened?

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 11:15

Fire and thick smoke spewed out of Chevron’s Richmond refinery November 28, around 3:30 pm. The flaring continued until after 8 the following morning. Despite dozens of air-quality complaints, the Contra Costa Health Department, which sent a hazardous-materials team to investigate, said no public health advisories were issued.

What should we understand and what can Read more

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Out-Polluting Progress: New Fossil Fuel Projects Undermine IRA CO2 Cuts

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 10:38

A new report from the Center for Biological Diversity demonstrates what many of us have feared—that carbon emissions from Biden-approved fossil fuel projects will cancel out the expected CO2 reductions from the Inflation Reduction Act.

“Approving more fossil fuels not only torches our climate future, but it also harms people’s health, degrades ecosystems, and threatens

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Webinar on Workforce Development Standards at Community Choice Agencies, December 6

Sat, 12/02/2023 - 09:17

Join Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) for a conversation about the current proposed resolution for workforce and environmental justice standards at Ava Community Energy and how it serves community needs now and in the future.  Featuring Alexis Sutterman of the California Environmental Justice Alliance, Jason Gumataotao of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Anne-Olivia Eldred

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Rising Sea Level, Toxic Contamination, Shoreline, December 5

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 18:23

Join Greenaction and Save the Bay for a discussion by frontline community activists and an academic expert on sea level rise, focusing on how rising groundwater and sea levels caused by climate change will flood and spread toxic and radioactive contamination along San Francisco Bay, threatening the health and environment of communities and the entire … Read more

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