WANT TO FIGHT BIG OIL'S DAMNED AND DIRTY
EXPANSION PLANS IN OUR BAY AREA?
The No Tar Sands would like to welcome you to the Sunflower Alliance
Last August 3rd the folks of the Sunflower Alliance organized the March on Chevron. Flush with enthusiasm we have now taken on the broader effort to halt Big Oil's plans to expand their operations in the East Bay to enable the refining of Tar Sands and fracked crude on a large scale. They are planning to build infrastructure to accommodate daily hundreds of rail cars and hundreds of thousands of barrels of dirty crude.
The Sunflower Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations who have come together to fight for environmental justice, indigenous people's rights, and basic health and safety in communities of the Est Bay threatened by the fossil fuel industry. But our struggle is equally for an end to the ruinous fossil fuel economy itself, and for its replacement with a just and sustainable labor-oriented economy that meets people's real needs and does not destroy the earth's climate.
The No Tar Sands Team, which was instrumental in helping form the Sunflower Alliance, will continue to meet when necessary and will serve as the liaison between 350 Bay Area and the Sunflower Alliance, representing 350BA. The Sunflower Alliance is a growing force of the climate justice movement taking on Big Oil. The NTS team will focus our energy participating in this Alliance. Want to fight the refining of Tar Sands and fracked crude? Join us.
Next meeting of the Sunflower Alliance is Sunday Dec. 8th, 1 - 3pm
Bobby Bowens Center
1021 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA
The Sunflower Alliance (SA) is currently assisting the grassroots organizing going on in:
WesPac Energy is attempting to construct a rail terminal and expanded shipping to accommodate 242,000 barrels a day which would then be piped to the local refineries.
For general information go to Pittsburg Defense Council http://pittsburgdc.org
- Join us for door-to-door petitioning in Pittsburg on Saturdays at 10am. Call (925) 318-1264 for details.
- Help do phonebanking on Dec. 7th and Dec. 8th from 4-6pm in Berkeley (and perhaps in Marin and Pittsburg). Call (925) 318-1264 for details.
- Sign the online petition to prevent the construction of an oil terminal next to downtown Pittsburg!
Note: the December 7th march in Pittsburg has been postponed. Details to come.
Bay Area Objectives: Getting public and news media attention on the problems with Tar Sands mining and transport across the U.S. via the Keystone XL pipeline, and attracting new 350BayArea members and other supporters.