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 »
We may have some of the strongest climate targets and policies in the country, but that doesn’t offer much comfort to Californians who live along railroads that are transporting coal and crude oil. A new report by Communities for a Better Environment and ForestEthics show that 80% of the people who live closest to the… Read more »
The mayors of Berkeley and Richmond announced today that they are committed to divesting city funds and pension investments from fossil fuel companies. This follows San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimous vote on Tuesday to urge their $16 billion pension fund to divest from fossil fuels. It’s an exciting moment for the fossil fuels divestment… Read more »
Urban Tilth is leading an effort to test Richmond gardens that may have been affected by last weeks’ Chevron fire. They are hoping to gather as much data as possible to build a coordinated community response. If you or someone you know has a garden that is potentially contaminated, Urban Tilth has put together this… Read more »
In one week, the UN is gathering global leaders to Brazil for Rio +20, marking twenty years since the conference in the same city made the environment a priority for global governance. Twenty years on, many things still need to change. Advocates are circulating a petition to end governments’ subsidies of fossil fuels, which currently… Read more »