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 »
Oil companies in the Bay Area have proposed plans to move explosive fracked crude oil through major Bay Area cities, using the same tracks as Amtrak’s passenger rail line. This move puts all the cities along the path of this rail route at risk, including Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose. This region has a… Read more »
What kind of environment do you want to live in five years from now? You can make a healthy climate and a healthy community part of your vision by taking two actions today: asking your State Senator to support the Charge Ahead California Initiative (SB 1275), and urging BAAQMD to halt new oil infrastructure projects.… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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