The Sunflower Alliance is pleased to host - and 350 Bay Area to co-sponsor - a series of forums in northern Contra Costa County on the dangers of the fossil fuel industry’s turn to extreme energy in recent years. CoCoCo and Benicia are home to five refineries, specializing in the dirtiest and heaviest crude oils, and the industry has proposed five major projects to expand refineries and bring in crude oil by train.
A forum about increased rail accidents, refinery dangers, and climate change.
Learn how the proposed WesPac project connects to the bigger picture - a panel of experts and activists will educate residents of Pittsburg and nearby communities on Big Oil’s plans locally, regionally, and globally.
Marilaine Savard is a spokesperson for a citizens’ group in the region of Lac-Mégantic, Québec, which suffered a devastating oil train explosion last July that killed 47 people. She co-founded a local committee to address local contamination and energy issues.
Antonia Juhasz is a leading oil and energy expert. She’s a policy analyst, journalist, and author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry and What We Must do to Stop It and Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill.
Other speakers include:
- Andrés Soto, a Richmond organizer with Communities for a Better Environment;
- Azibuike Akaba, policy analyst at RAMP (Regional Asthma Management and Prevention); and
- Rev. David Manly, pastor of Stewart Memorial CME Church.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Adam Hudson, Pittsburg resident and freelance journalist.
We also have forums in Richmond and Martinez; see http://sunflower-alliance.org/forums-on-the-new-dangers-of-extreme-energy/
204 Odessa Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565
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