Spare the Air All Winter? Drought, Poor Air Quality, and Inequity

Spare the Air All Winter? Drought, Poor Air Quality, and Inequity
December seems long gone, along with the big storms it brought. The weeks of dry, sunny and windless winter weather contribute to California’s ongoing drought, and they also have a hard impact on air quality. There’s not too much we can do to change the weather, which is caused by the winter inversion, the high… Read more »

The New East Bay Climate Goal: Blocking Dirty Oil Refineries’ Expansion

The New East Bay Climate Goal: Blocking Dirty Oil Refineries' Expansion
An overflow crowd of 115 turned out last week to rally around an emerging goal for the Bay Area climate movement: to block our five East Bay refineries from processing the dirtiest crude oils, such as tar sands. The event, organized by the Ecology Center along with 350 Bay Area, the Sunflower Alliance, Idle No… Read more »

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13

Bay Area Big Oil Getting Bigger? Panel Discussion 11/6/13
Did you know that we live next to five oil refineries in the East Bay and that several are considering plans to process Canadian tar sands crude oil, described by the Sierra Club as “the most toxic fossil fuel on the planet”? On Wednesday, November 6th, from 7-9 PM, a panel event at the Ecology… Read more »