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Refineries are the Bay Area's largest industrial sources of climate destroying and air pollution emissions. The Air District is hosting workshops on three refinery rules in late March. Rule 11-18 proposes how the region will comply with new State requirements for Air Toxics. Rules 12-16 and 13-1 are proposed in direct response to four years of public pressure to rein in refinery pollution and keep Tar Sands bitumen and other extreme fuels out of the Bay Area. 350 Bay Area will soon have comments on these rules and will help with questions and talking points. Briefly here are the rules proposed:
- Regulation 11, Rule 18 aims to reduce potential health risks from toxic air emissions at hundreds of existing Bay Area facilities.
- Regulation 12, Rule 16 proposed by a coalition of advocacy organizations, would place a numeric cap on greenhouse gas and other emissions at refineries.
- Regulation 13, Rule 1 is the first in a series of regional rules that address greenhouse gases and related pollutants. Rule 13-1 would cap the carbon intensity per barrel of crude oil refined at each Bay Area refinery.
ALERT! As described in the Air District's Draft 2017 Clean Air Plan, Draft Rule 13-1 would allow refiners to increase their carbon intensity by purchasing allowances in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) pollution trading market. This accounting scheme does not ensure local reductions of PM, GHGs, and TACs, shirking the Air District’s core mission to protect public health and climate—and perpetuating the refining industry’s own shirking, the externalization of its costs as damages to public health and climate borne by all of us. The purpose of a carbon intensity rule should be to hold the line or decrease carbon intensity at refineries, not pretend to set a limit then provide a means to avoid the limit and allow more tar sands to be processed.
At the workshops, you can speak with Air District staff, hear a presentation about the proposed rules, ask questions, and offer comments. Please attend if you can.
Advocacy Training Workshop
sponsored by Contra Costa Interfaith Climate Action Network
Climate change is currently harming all of life on Earth. Join Contra Costa Interfaith Climate Action Network to learn how we may become better stewards of our part of the Earth in Contra Costa County. Pre-register for this free workshop here.
What can our faith community do:
- to address health inequities in our county?
- to reduce the toxins residents are exposed to?
- to reduce transportation pollution?
Learn from advocacy experts how to be effective on critical issues we can address now.
- Rev Will McGarvey, Executive Director, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
- Rev Will Scott, California Interfaith Power and Light,California Legislative actions for 2017
- Andrés Soto, Communities for a Better Environment, BAAQMD, Cap on Refinery Emissions - Health Impacts
- 350 Bay Area, Options to Reduce Emissions from Transportation
- Cynthia Mahoney, MD, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Health Effects of Fossil Fuel Pollution
Network with members of other groups.
Find mentors to help improve advocacy skills.
9:30 am Registration and Tabling
10:00 am Opening Invocation: Rev. Will McGarvey
10:05 am Overview: Rev. Will McGarvey
10:15 am California Legislative actions for 2017: Rev. Will Scott, California Interfaith Power and Light
10:35 am BAAQMD, Cap on Refinery Emissions - Health Impacts: Andrés Soto, Communities for a Better Environment
10:55 am Coffee, Meet and Mingle, Information from advocacy groups at tables
11:30 am Light Lunch, Continue to share experiences and ideas
12:00 pm Workshop 1: Options to Reduce Emissions from Transportation: 350 Bay Area
12:30 pm Workshop 2: Health Effects of Fossil Fuel Pollution: Cynthea Mahoney, MD
1:00 pm Advocacy Panel Discussion and Questions: Rev Will McGarvey, Rev Will Scott, Andrés Soto, Jack Lucero and Cynthia Mahoney, MD
1:50 pm Closing - Follow up and Mentoring
2:00 pm End
Please pre-register for this workshop by March 31st, so we know you're coming. The workshop is free. You can choose to pay $10 to pre-order a vegetarian lunch.
Questions? Call Jan at 925-818-6530 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Schonbrunn of Transdef (link below) will tell us about their efforts to push regional planning agencies such as MTC to achieve their GHG reduction goals.
The State's goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% reduction by 2030, according to SB32 passed this year. About a third of the emissions come from the transportation sector. Our goal is to make the GHG reductions in transportation happen.
Emissions standards and public transportation are under attack by the Trump administration. The state of California must be prepared to defend them.
At this meeting, we will discuss bills in the State Senate now that will keep us moving toward climate sanity, and how we can support them.
- 10:00 - 10:30--Set up chairs, meet and greet
- 10:30 - 10:40--Welcome/Introductions
- 10:40 - Noon--Information and Presentations
Noon - 12:30--Planning and brainstorming
- 12:30 - 12:45 -- Next meeting plans & cleanup
*For more on Transdef, see http://transdef.org/index.html
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.test
Help make signs, banners, and other art for the marches and events in the April of Resistance.
The art party will take place April 2 in San Francisco. RSVP as space is limited.
Bring your creative fire! Donations of colorful markers and snacks are also welcome.
There's a full calendar for climate action in April. Here are the major events. We'll be sending out reminders for each.
Join us for one or all of them -- bring your friends and show up for the climate!
Friday April 21, 12 PM
Earth Day Action for Environmental & Climate JusticeUS EPA Region IX Office
75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco
(near Montgomery BART/MUNI)
Initiated by the California Environmental Justice Coalition
Saturday April 22, 12 - 4 PM
March for Science San Francisco
Rally: Justin Herman Plaza, 11:00AM
Public policy must be guided by evidence-based scientific research, local scientific knowledge, and mainstream scientific consensus, not by which oil baron gave the most to whose campaign.
Saturday April 29, 12 - 5 PM
Peoples Climate Movement Day
Fair and rally at Lake Merritt with a procession around the lake
Lake Merritt Amphitheatre
(near 12th Street BART)
On December 7, Phil Tagami filed suit against the City of Oakland seeking to overturn the City of Oakland’s ban on storage and handling of coal at the new shipping terminal to be built on public land near the foot of the Bay Bridge.
No Coal in Oakland and our allies have vowed to support the City in its fight to keep coal out of Oakland.
We meet regularly to plan actions that will strengthen Oakland’s resistance to coal. Only through continued mobilization and a strong alliance with our neighbors in the labor, faith, environmental, social justice, climate justice, racial justice, public health, and business communities can we ensure defeat of the plan to build the coal terminal.
There will be a general meeting of No Coal in Oakland on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP).
WOEIP is at 349 Mandela Parkway, around the corner from the West Oakland BART station, 1/2 block south of Fifth St, behind the chain link fence and through the parking lot, on the west side of the street.
Come learn about the lawsuit and share ideas on the role community activists can play in defeating Phil Tagami in this new phase of the struggle.test
With the grave situation on the federal level, our work to lead on clean energy in California is all the more important. Join us for the next meeting of our 100% Clean, Renewable Energy campaign. We'll be discussing our ongoing activities at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), how we can engage in the fight against a proposed new power plant in Oxnard (the Puente Power Project), and preserve funding for crucial clean energy programs. All are welcome.
Call info: (641) 715-3580, Access Code: 487-727
If you're new to the campaign, feel free to join for an introductory conference call beforehand(on the same line) at 6:30pm. If you're not available then, not to worry--let me (Amy) know, and we can set up another time to talk.test
EarthEXPO is an annual environmental fair hosted by the City of Oakland Public Works Department. The fair highlights transportation, environmental health, waste reduction, water, energy, urban design, nature and community themes. Approximately 100 exhibitors will gather to showcase their contributions for a sustainable environment to an estimated 2,000 attendees. The goal is for Oakland EarthEXPO attendees to leave with information and resources for sustainable living.
Want to know what you can do in your own home to contribute to a more sustainable future? Join the Local Clean Energy Alliance to find out how to reduce your carbon footprint by making the switch from natural gas appliances. Learn how you can help your city meet climate action plan goals, and increase the effectiveness of Community Choice energy (a public alternative to PG&E for electricity).
Pierre Delforge, with Natural Resources Defense Council, will discuss how to slash emissions from natural gas appliances like furnaces and water heaters, and why it matters.
This is the first in a series of public-interest events on issues related to renewable energy and a sustainable future hosted by Local Clean Energy Alliance. The Alliance is a non-profit membership organization working for equitable, sustainable communities through local renewable resource development.
There is a long history in Native America of these types of healing walks. The Refinery Corridor Healing Walks were inspired by the Tar Sands Healing Walks in Alberta, Canada, the Longest Walks, and the Peace & Dignity Journeys.
In January of 2014, Idle No More SF Bay decided to organize a series of healing walks along the refinery corridor of the Northeast San Francisco Bay. After the success of the first year the group agreed to a four year commitment of organizing the walks through 2017.
Front-line activists living along the corridor joined them and created the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition (BARCC). Working together, these two groups organized the healing walks to bring attention to the health risks and dangers that the refineries pose and the explosive crude by rail coming through the communities from the Alberta tar sands and the Bakken oil fields. The groups also decided to begin a process to envision a just transition to a clean and safe energy future and an economy that supports everyone. Walkers are invited to write or draw these ideas on muslin squares at the end of each walk (see photos below). These squares will be sewn into quilts. The quilts from 2014 will be shown at all of the walks.
We are walking as a commitment to Mother Earth and life on her beautiful belly. We walk as a commitment to clean air, soil and water. Members of Idle No More SF Bay conduct prayers at each refinery and toxic sites along the way. Prayers for the waters are conducted by Native American women at the beginning and end of each walk.
350 Bay Area will be organizing a contingent to join the Healing Walk.
Please register even though there is no charge, so the Alameda Labor Council knows you're coming, & so you can state your meal preference & transportation needs.
Lunch will be provided.
If you plan to come by BART, be aware that there is no public transit operating on Saturday that will take you from BART to the Zero Net Energy Center. Please indicate when you register whether you intend to come by BART so that the Alameda Labor Council can determine the demand for transportation.