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All out to the Air District Board meeting on June 3rd. They need to hear from us to make sure greenhouse gas emissions are included in the refinery rules that activists fought for. Numeric caps must give the rules teeth. Let your voice be heard!
Please add to the chorus of voices demanding that our regional Air District, take bold action on climate. Hiding behind state climate law is no excuse to not take local & regional action. In fact local & regional action is leading the way!
We need big turnout for this one. Support those speaking during public comments or make you own. Organizers will provide with talking points.test
We hope you’ll join us this time for a work party: sign-making, brainstorming, and planning. We will meet at the 350.org office, 1729 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (near 19th St. BART). Please RSVP if you are planning to come, so we can know how many people to expect. Newcomers are welcome! We will include updates about divestment activity in our area, but we’re going to make most of the evening a work party for:
Sign-making for our CalSTRS rally on June 12
Brainstorming about how to build support for SB 185 (the coal divestment bill)
Planning—how we can put more of our ideas into action
We will provide the materials for our sign-making and brainstorming. Please bring some snacks for the party.
If you’re unable to attend in person but want to join us by phone, please let me know. We’ll provide a call-in number for you in our meeting reminder just before the meeting.
To be buzzed into the office, follow the prompts on the box. (Or call Robert Silvey, 510.684.9645.)
Time is running out for global climate action. Join us to plan and network among Climate Justice groups for actions leading up to the Paris COP21* UN climate talks. This is the kick-off planning meeting aimed to coordinate various actions leading up to the scheduled Paris UN COP21 climate meeting (Nov 30 – Dec 11) and promote a collective ownership of proposed mass actions. We are activists from various groups who organized the Northern California People's Climate Rally in Oakland on September 21, 2014, in solidarity with the People's Climate March in New York on the same date. Please invite other groups as you see fit.
*COP21 is the 21st "Conference of the Parties" held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.test
We'll have a lively discussion about 350 East Bay's campaigns, & we'll highlight upcoming events that you can get involved in. Join us if you're new & want to find out how to get involved or if you're not new & want to get involved in a new campaign or find out about upcoming events!test
On Friday, June 12, the Investment Committee of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) meets in West Sacramento. We will rally at CalSTRS headquarters to urge that the committee begin the process of divestment from fossil fuels.
It’s time for CalSTRS to fulfill its stated “Investment Policy for Mitigating Environmental, Social, and Governance Risks." That policy calls for the fund, before investing in a company, to examine how that company "is dealing with the impact of climate change, including whether the government [of the company] is taking steps to reduce its impact, exacerbating the problem, or oblivious to the risk."
Clearly, companies that traffic in oil, coal, and gas are exacerbating the problem of climate change, and they are oblivious to the risk. Therefore, CalSTRS should not invest in such companies. For the sake of our teachers and for the sake of our children, we urge the Investment Committee and the board to purge its investments of fossil fuels. It is safer for the CalSTRS portfolio—it is safer for the Earth—to divest.
Walk Led by Native American Elders in Prayer Conversation for:
* Clean Air, Water & Soil
* Safe Jobs, Roads, Railroads & Waterways
* A Vibrantly Healthy Future for All Children
* A Just Transition to Safe & Sustainable Energy
Join Idle No More SF Bay and the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition for the third of four healing walks along the refinery corridor in the Northeast San Francisco Bay. Our commitment is: four walks, four months, four years, walking in prayer for safe jobs, clean air, water and soil, and the future of life on Mother Earth's belly.
The walks are led by a sacred Native American staff, Native Americans and others in prayer, followed by those in contemplation and conversation.
8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration
9:30 a.m. Walk Begins
There are several places along the walk where folks can join the walk by calling (510) 619-8279 English - Español e Ingles: (510) 269-7135
The walk will begin at 9th Street Park in Benicia, and end at Lone Tree Park in Rodeo. We will be walking over the Carquinez Bridge and onward to the Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery.
Please check the website for important details: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/june-20.html
Facebook event page for Healing Walk #3: here
Facebook page for all of the Healing Walks: heretest
The Alameda County Planning Commission is holding a second Public Hearing on a proposed fracking ban. They postponed the date once again. The hearing was moved from March 2nd to April 6th, then to May 4th, & now it is scheduled for September 8th. Word is, opposition to the proposed ban is mounting. We need high turnout.
E&B Natural Resources, the only active well operator in Alameda County, has objected to any limitation on its operations despite declaring it has no plans to practice fracking on its current wells in the County. Under the proposal, E&B would not be allowed to drill new wells, though it would continue to possess a valid permit allowing the company to extract oil from its existing wells. Also coming out against the proposed changes were the California Cattlemen’s Association and Californians for Energy Independence.It is important for the public to be there every step of the way.
Please join us to speak during public comment or to support those who are speaking.
See this excellent Sierra Club update on Alameda County fracking ban action to date
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