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 »
Earth Day falls on April 22nd each year, but many communities use the whole month of April to bring people together to learn, take action, or be hands on helping the environment. In the Bay Area, there’s a range of festivals and gatherings big and small. Here’s a selection of what’s happening for Earth Day,… Read more »
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) continues to be the center of action for climate activists working to expand local, clean energy generation in our communities. The CPUC is tasked with regulating the utility companies, which have a virtual monopoly on energy production and distribution in our state. These big, investor-owned utilities have historically influenced… Read more »
“Reducing our carbon footprint is not just a scientific necessity; it has also emerged as the human rights challenge of our time … history proves that when human beings walk together in pursuit of a righteous cause, nothing can resist,” Desmond Tutu writes in the forward of the book, Stop Climate Crimes
, published this… Read more »
We are thrilled AB 1321, a bill we co-sponsored, has passed the both houses of the state legislature with strong bi-partisan support, moving it forward to the Governor’s desk. AB 1321, the Nutrition Incentives Act, will help California receive federal funds for nutrition incentive programs, like Market Match, to expand healthy food access at farmers’… Read more »