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CARB Scoping Plan Hearing, December 15-16

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 13:12

2022 Scoping Plan for Achieving Carbon Neutrality 

Read about how to register, testify at the meeting,  and submit written comments here.

California Environmental Protection Agency
1001 I Street, Sacramento
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor

Webcast (Livestream/Watch Only)

Register for the Zoom Webinar—

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 892 1483 4126… Read more

Categories: G2. Local Greens

New Local Climate/EJ Threat: Export of Wood Pellets to Burn for Energy

Fri, 12/16/2022 - 13:10

After our great victory in stopping coal shipment from the Levin Terminal in Richmond, there’s a new plan to export a fuel with even worse climate/environmental impacts: wood pellets to burn as “biomass.” This is a fake climate “solution” based on the claim that wood is “renewable energy” because growing trees absorb carbon dioxide.


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CA Climate Justice Action: Last Year, Next Year, December 14

Sat, 12/10/2022 - 15:40

Tune in while leaders of the Last Chance Alliance, a statewide coalition fighting to stop fossil fuel production in California, look back at what grassroots action  has  accomplished this year, debrief the recent Polluters Pay Up day of action, and look forward to an agenda for 2023.

LCA is campaigning to pressure Gov Newsom to … Read more

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Webinar: Realizing the Potential of Green Hydrogen, December 13

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 22:25

There’s a lot of hype and confusion about hydrogen as a climate solution. We know that hydrogen produced from fossil fuel is a false “solution” that causes more harm. But the process for producing “green hydrogen,” electrolysis of water to separate it into hydrogen and oxygen, costs roughly three times as much.

Join the Center … Read more

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Support the Federal Environmental Justice for All Act

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 21:09

The Environmental Justice for All Act, a bill developed by frontline communities working with members of Congress, would enable impacted communities to hold polluters accountable in court for projects that use federal funds and engage in environmental discrimination.

Join a coalition including Climate Hawks Vote, CODEPINK, Daily Kos, Hip Hop Caucus, and more, to urge … Read more

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Sunflower Monthly Zoom: Prep to Testify on CARB Scoping Plan, December 11

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 19:33

The final vote on the state’s new draft Climate Scoping Plan is coming up fast on December 15.  It’s not too late to send written comments to the California Air Resources Board, and public comments will be needed at the Sacramento hearing as well.  Luckily, there’s a wealth of local expertise on the proposed Scoping … Read more

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Carbon Offsets: Unpacking Net Zero Greenwashing

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 18:58

Check out this slide show by SFSU Professor and Sunflower Alliance activist Kathleen McAfee, explaining what carbon offsets, the carbon market, and “net zero” really mean.

Companies and countries emitting greenhouse gases claim they are making up for that by buying “credits” from entities that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions. So they keep spewing out … Read more

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Sea Level Rise Art Exhibit and Events, November 29 – January 26

Sun, 11/27/2022 - 11:58
Large, door-size acrylic paintings by local artist Jennifer Koney capture abstract images of the 55″ sea level rise already caused by climate change. See the exhibit at the Hayward Library, and check out these related events. Artmaking as a Doorway to Climate Activism, a talk by the artist. WHEN Saturday, December 3, 1 – 3 … Read more
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Building a Resilient and Equitable Grid, December 7

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 13:51

Retiring fossil fuels means we’ll need more and more electricity — so it’s crucial that the electric grid be not only clean, but reliable and just. Join The Climate Center for Building a Resilient and Equitable Grid for the Future, the second in their series, Envisioning a Climate-Safe California: Stories and Solutions.

The webinar … Read more

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Fossil Fuel Polluters, Pay Up! November 28

Tue, 11/22/2022 - 19:13

Join a statewide day of distributed action to support the California bill that would put a cap on Big Oil’s windfall profits– and to shift the narrative by pointing to the real reason for high gas prices: the greed of oil profiteers.

Last Chance Alliance will hold actions all day at big brand-name gas stations … Read more

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New Website Presents Long-Hidden Refinery Emissions Data

Sun, 11/20/2022 - 13:50

An exciting new website allows refinery communities across the country to finally access air quality data that refiners and government regulators have been putting out of reach.  Launched this last week, is a collaboration between the Fair Tech Collective founded by Dr. Gwen Ottinger, graphic design firm SAYGRID, and a coalition of residents

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Sign Petition to Stop OAK Expansion

Sun, 11/20/2022 - 11:31

The Port of Oakland is proposing 17 new gates at the Oakland Airport, and a Draft Environmental Impact Report will be released in the first quarter of 2023.  Please sign this petition to the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners and relevant elected officials to voice your concerns about this proposed contribution to climate breakdown

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CA Climate Plan: Better/Not Good Enough, November 30

Sat, 11/19/2022 - 15:11

After a strong campaign by environmental/climate justice advocates, the California Air Resources Board made major improvements to its proposed five-year climate plan. But the plan still calls for massive investments in false climate solutions, especially carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and hydrogen produced from fossil fuel, which would undermine progress toward reductions in greenhouse gases … Read more

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