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Unanimous vote of the City Council
NO COAL In Oakland CITY COUNCIL VOTE
Success for the "NO COAL IN OAKLAND" COALITION!!
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At the first meeting on Feb 11, attended by 118 people, we committed to bringing an even more diverse group of activists together to make decisions about what kind of activity will be taken on April 29, and where.
THOSE DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AT THIS MEETING.
Please use the time until Wednesday March 1 to support and reach out to other organizations. Invite them to attend this important assembly and endorse the Mobilization. Events listed here: http://bit.ly/A29EventsCalendar
On-line registration form to register individual supporters and record endorsements here: http://bit.ly/A29MobeRegForm
As Trump and the far right attempt to consolidate power and intimidate and harm communities, Bay Resistance is a powerful new network that is organizing to defend those who are targeted. The Bay Resistance network is committed to loving, defending and being in solidarity with those under immediate threat by Trump’s agenda.
Join us MARCH 4TH for Bay Resistance’s first mass meeting and training. Learn about the network and the powerful actions you can take to resist, defend and support. The afternoon will include trainings and workshops to build our collective power to fight for the world we deserve!
The people united will never be defeated! Together, we are the powerful response to the threats looming over us.
If you’re attending, fill out this registration form:
Childcare, translation, and light snacks will be provided.
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A network of social justice organizations, called Bay Resistance, has come together to defend communities that are targeted by the Trump administration & to build a movement to stop those policies & build a better world including a livable climate for us all. 350 Bay Area has joined Bay Resistance. You can find more information about Bay Resistance here.
One of the projects of Bay Resistance is Resist Trump Tuesdays. Each Tuesday some of the organizations within Bay Resistance will hold a demonstration focused on a theme such as climate, health care, etc. The idea is for the organizations to support each other's actions, so we can build a united front against Trump & his repressive policies. Each event is using the hashtag #ResistTrumpTuesday on social media.
On March 7th, #ResistTrumpTuesday will focus on climate. We're marching to corporate funders of the Dakota Access Pipeline & also to Phil Tagami to tell him to stop his lawsuit against the city of Oakland for doing the right thing & banning coal. Please join us for this important march, & check back soon for more details.test
San Luis Obispo County residents scored a major victory when the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission voted last October to reject Phillips 66' proposal for a massive oil-by-rail facility in San Luis Obispo County. That was an epic win, but the fight is not over as the next step is the SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17, but it will last as long as it takes to get through public comment. Folks are mobilizing around the state to be there for the start of the meeting on the 13th.
At Noon on March 13, SLO residents & activists are holding a rally outside the hearings to demonstrate that SLO County & the rest of California are ready to move beyond dirty energy and look to a cleaner, healthier, safer future for our community. More details on the rally to come!
Join us -- the Board of Supervisors need to hear loud and clear that toxic, dangerous oil trains have NO place in our communities, near our homes, parks, schools, environmentally sensitive habitat and precious water resources. We will be helping folks find carpools. Just let us know you can be there by RSVPing at the bottom of this page!
SOME BACKGROUND: Phillips 66 is seeking approval to build a 1.3-mile rail spur from its Nipomo Mesa refinery (in southwestern San Luis Obispo County) to the main rail line so it can receive crude oil by train. The refinery now gets its crude by pipeline. The proposal calls for deliveries from three 80-car trains per week, with each train hauling about 2.2 million gallons of crude oil.
Phillips 66' Nipomo Mesa refinery receives heavy crude oil by pipeline and starts processing it, then it sends it by pipeline to its facility in Rodeo (in the Bay Area) where processing is finished.
The rail line leading to the Nipomo Mesa refinery cuts through heavily-populated areas. Phillip 66 will likely be importing Canadian tar sands oil as well as Bakken crude which is fracked in North Dakota and which is much more highly flammable than traditional crudes. Any rail mishap could spell disaster.
Rail incidents involving crude oil went up sixteenfold between 2010 and 2014. Check out this graph from Mother Jones:
Join us for our next general meeting of 350 East Bay. Whether or not you've attended a 350 East Bay or 350 Bay Area meeting or event before, this is a good opportunity to find out more about the kind of work we do, and to get engaged. We'll have opportunities for break-out groups where you can learn more about our communications and outreach work, and more.test
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.
- 10:00 - 10:30--Set up chairs, meet and greet
- 10:30 - 10:40--Welcome/Introductions
- 10:40 - 11:15--Information and Presentations
11:30 - 12:30--Planning and brainstorming
- 12:30 - 12:45 -- Next meeting plans & cleanup
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.test
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.
In response, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux filed new motions to halt the pipeline’s construction and operation. After an initial hearing on those motions, the federal judge on the case allowed construction to proceed but will be considering the Tribes’ claims before oil will pass through the pipeline under Lake Oahe.
- Spread the word through email & Facebook.
Call the US Army Corps of Engineers
- Comment Line: 202-761-8700
- more numbers & additional email comment http://www.usace.army.mil/Contact/
- Learn more:
Donate to the legal defense and support funds:
- Legal Defense Fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf
- Oceti Sakowin Camp: http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org
- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: http://standwithstandingrock.net/donate/
- Sacred Stone Camp: http://sacredstonecamp.org
- Honor the Earth: https://honorearth.nationbuilder.com/donate
- IEN / Indigenous Rising Media: http://indigenousrising.org/support/
Divest from the banks funding the pipeline
- Check out the Defund DAPL website for more information: http://www.defunddapl.org/
- Partial list of banks funding DAPL
- Wells Fargo
- Chase Bank
- Bank of the West (owned by BNP Paribas)
- Bank of America
- U.S. Bank
- Sumitomo Bank
- Goldman Sachs
- Morgan Stanley
- ING Bank
- Union Bank (now owned by Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)
Organize yourself &/or large groups of people from your community to to to Standing Rock. Contact organizing@NoDAPLSolidarity.org to discuss details & schedule a time frame.
- Contact Hanson from the Buddhist Tinkers who's organizing a Bay Area bus. More info here.
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued an easement allowing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. In response, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux filed new motions to halt the pipeline’s construction and operation. After an initial hearing on those motions, the federal judge on the case allowed construction to proceed but will be considering the Tribes’ claims before oil will pass through the pipeline under Lake Oahe.
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017: The Acting Secretary of the Army directed the Army Corps to comply with Trump's memo (from 1/21). This is also the date by which Energy Transfer Partners & the Justice Department must file motions in the federal case brought by Energy Transfer Partners to approve the project.
- Satuday, January 21, 2017: Pres. Trump wrote a memo declaring that the Dakota Access Pipeline is in the national interest, & that the Army Corps should consider scrapping environmental review in order to approve it.
- Friday, December 9, 2016: A federal judge denied a request by Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, to quickly force the federal government to approve the final stage of the project, but he said he would take up the issue in the new year. Energy Transfer Partners & the Justice Department have a January 31st deadline to file motions in the case.
- Sunday, December 4, 2016: The US Army Corps of Engineers officially demanded an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) and further review before allowing the part of the route under the Missouri River, effectively stopping further legal construction for that part. This is a huge victory! But Energy Transfer Partners is saying now they will not stop so the fight is not over. Continue to support this action.