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On May 25th, join activists and delegates to demonstrate in San Ramon, CA and to confront Chevron at its annual shareholder meeting. Indigenous allies affected by Chevron in Ecuador will be accompanied into the meeting. Allies from affected communities in Richmond, California will also join the event. They will all have two things in common: they all come from communities that have suffered the dire impacts of Chevron's reckless pursuit of profits, and they're all fighting back.
Join us for a colorful and fun rally outside Chevron's headquarters in support of human rights, environmental, economic and climate justice, and more!
Joining us from Ecuador will be Humberto Piaguaje. Humberto is a historic leader of the Secoya people of Ecuador's northern Amazon rainforest. For many years he has spoken on behalf of the 30,000 affected people who brought the Aguinda v. Chevron litigation. He is a teacher by profession, and lives in Lago Agrio, Ecuador.
Clean Power to the People is a Happy Hour / Mixer with a clean power update and a campaign strategy session. It's a follow-up of the last Clean Energy & Jobs Oakland Campaign event on March 15th. The East Bay Clean Power Alliance is advocating for community representation on the board and development of local energy resources to benefit the community.
We will be taking action at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting in late June or early August. We'll be demanding an Alameda County Community Choice energy program that will meet the communities’ needs. Without our voices at the table, the program is moving forward without local clean energy, equitable economic development, or family-sustaining union jobs to benefit our communities.
Appetizers and drinks catered by Masa Pa' La Raza Cooperative.
East Bay Clean Power Alliance proposal: here
Watch a video on community choice energy: heretest
SoCal Edison's plan to build a new natural gas plant in Oxnard(the Puente Power Project) will be on the agenda for the CPUC's May 26th meeting. There will be an opportunity to speak during public comment against the project. You can also send a letter to the CPUC asking them to oppose the Puente project! You can sign up in advance to speak at the meeting here.
CPUC staff have issued a proposed decision recommending waiting for further information before taking action on the Puente Power Project, but at least one CPUC Commissioner is pushing for the plant to be approved. This meeting will be a key opportunity to speak up against the plant, and against further expansion of dirty fossil fuel power, in a community that is already overburdened by pollution.
The proposed power plant(the Puente Power Project) for Southern California Edison would be the 4th power plant in a low income community already severely impacted by health problems from existing plants. This proposal is in response to the CPUC identifying a need for an additional 215-290 MW of new energy resources in the Moorpark area by 2021. This SCE plan proposes to meet all required future demand with this new gas plant and does not include any renewable, energy efficiency or demand response resources.
The City of Oxnard, Sierra Club & CEJA intervened calling on siting issues of flooding and environmental risks and environmental justice which is being assessed by the CEC siting approval process. The CPUC issued a proposed decision to delay the consideration of the contract until a full assessment of the EJ and env risk is completed at the CEC. This is a huge win, however the proposed decision does not require SCE to issue a new RFP to allow for clean energy solutions alternatives. It is critical that there are alternative proposals before the CEC makes a determination on siting. However, then on 2/12, CPUC Com. Peterman issued an alternate decision approving the contract, saying the CPUC does not have the discretion to delay.
Ask: We need to tell the CPUC to adopt the proposed decision to delay contract approval until the CEC siting process is complete AND require SCE to issue a new RFP to allow for new clean energy alternative proposals. Check back soon for talking points on this issue.
Speaking during public comment: You can sign up in advance here to speak during public comment at the meeting, or sign up in person the day of.
More resources: A great op ed by an Oxnard city council member on why stopping the plant is an environmental justice issue.test
Join us for a regular meeting of 350 Bay Area's 100% Clean, Renewable Energy campaign. We'll be discussing the ongoing fight to protect fair policies for rooftop solar, policy around bringing more distributed energy resources onto the grid, key legislation, and more. All are welcome. The campaign's meetings are the first and third Wednesday of every month.
Call in #(641) 715-3580, code: 487-727test
Join Fossil Free California activists from 350 groups around the state for a silent demonstration at the California State Teachers' Retirement System. Meet us at noon inside CalSTRS headquarters, West Sacramento.
Investments in fossil fuel stocks fuel global warming and risk our pensions. CalSTRS must divest from all fossil fuels!
Morally, it’s the right thing to do.
Financially, it’s the smart thing to do.
Here's a scene from last year's big CalSTRS rally.
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. This is the third year of the Healing Walks. Please join Idle No More SF Bay at the 3rd Healing Walk this year.
Walk #3 in June
We will begin at Ninth Street Park in Benicia
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 - please see the details of the route below.
The walk will end at Lone Street Park in Rodeo
Please feel free to join us for the prayers for the water at 8:00 a.m. Feel free to bring a small bottle of water from your area to join the waters in the Rodeo.
Registration for the walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. Walkers will be asked to agree to the Nonviolent Principles. For details on what to bring/not bring, please go to "What To Expect" in the tabs above.
This walk is approximately 14 miles from beginning to end. There will be vehicles available for people who wish to take breaks during the walk. Medics will also be available. Water will be provided - Please bring your own refillable water bottle.
Everyone will be taken back to their vehicles at the end of the walk. If you are coming to the walk with friends and have two vehicles, please consider leaving one vehicle at the end.
350 Bay Area will organize carpools to get folks up to Benicia & back. Please RSVP to let us know you'd like to go.
For more information: here
Want to learn more about working with your state legislators (assembly members and senators) to promote and support key climate legislation? 350 East Bay and Fossil Free California are working together to provide a hands-on legislative training for 350 Bay Area volunteers who are interested in getting more involved in our climate action policy work at the state level. We will be joined by Rebecca Saltzman, Government Affairs Coordinator of California League of Conservation Voters, who will give an overview of the politics of environmental and climate legislation in Sacramento, who the players are that we need to know about (allies and opponents), and key opportunities and challenges this year.
We'll review the lessons we've learned over the last 3-4 years where 350 Bay Area has lobbied on bills like fracking, clean energy, and the major climate legislation package last year SB 350, SB 32 and SB 185. We’ll review strategies for meeting with our local legislators (or their staff) and the various approaches we’ve used to educate, pressure and generate action on specific bills at the district level and in the Capitol. Finally we'll spend some time going over the key bills we are working on this year and discuss how people like you can get involved in expanding our legislative efforts.
Please RSVP, and we will send you the location, and any last minute instructions. (Space is limited, so it is important to RSVP). If you are interested in getting more involved in our legislative organizing efforts, we hope you can join us for this interactive workshop.
There are tons of events this summer & lots of ways to get involved, so whether you're new or you've been to meetings before, please join us to find out how to get in on the action!test
Join The Climate Mobilization, 350 Bay Area, and More for an Afternoon of Climate Movement Building