The five Bay Area refineries are poised to start importing large amounts of oil from the Canadian tar sands.
Why does this matter? Tar sands are a highly polluting fossil fuel that are dangerous to transport, process, and store.
Converting crude oil derived from the tar sands, called bitumen, into useable fuel takes so much… Read more »
Meditation centers. Daylighted creeks. Purple pipes flowing with clean, free water. Trees, wildlife, fish, and a bird island. Pedestrian and bicycle bridges. Green roofs. Greywater systems. Permeable surfaces. Drinking fountains (to encourage drinking water, not soda). Tiny houses. Solar panels. What do these concepts have in common?
These are just some of the solutions that… Read more »
Whether you’ve never attended a public meeting or you are already deep in the trenches, this monthly brief will get you up to speed on Bay Area climate campaigns and next steps for action.
Issues include Crude by Rail, Bay Area Coal Exports, BAAQMD Refinery Rules, and Community Choice Energy.
These targeted campaigns have impacts… Read more »
Right now, thanks to the hard work of many activists, including our friends at 350 Bay Area, the CPUC is poised to enact a decision on net metering that would maintain the policies on rooftop solar that have made California a clean energy leader over the past few years.
But now our major utilities are… Read more »
This Sunday, we’ll be part of the Watersong Summit, an event that brings together innovative solutions, learning, and conversation on water. Part block party, part conference, and part design expo, the event begins during the day with a FREE musical walking tour. Follow behind New Orleans-style marching band MJ’s Brass Boppers on a West Oakland… Read more »