Topic: refineries

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Wednesday Dec 18, 2013 As the number of dirty energy infrastructure proposals skyrocket in the San Francisco Bay Area, community resistance to those projects does too.... read more »
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Tuesday Oct 29, 2013 I've been spending lots of time lately in the small working class town of Pittsburg, California, supporting a community effort to stop a massive crude-by-rail and marine oil terminal. This San Francisco Bay Area terminal proposal comes from energy infrastructure company, WesPac. The campaign against WesPac is a David vs. Goliath story; a small group of concerned community residents are quickly mobilizing a powerful effort to take on an oil giant.... read more »
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Tuesday Sep 10, 2013 Yesterday morning, the brisk San Francisco dawn gave way to rare morning sunshine. I hopped on my bike after arriving from my usual BART commute from the East Bay. Yet instead of my daily ride west to the San Francisco ForestEthics office, I turned north and pedaled up Kearny Street to a towering, unassuming, grey office building that hosts the Consulate General of Canada.... read more »
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Tuesday Aug 27, 2013 If you’re in the US, you may not know this, but last year the federal government of Canada named ForestEthics an “enemy of the state” for our fierce efforts to stop the development of the tar sands – the source of some of the dirtiest oil on Earth.... read more »
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Friday Aug 2, 2013 A little less than one year ago, I found myself walking from the Bay Area’s Richmond BART train station to Richmond’s Civic Center with a few friends. The air was a thick haze and reeked of sinking smoke. As we neared our destination, I began to feel lightheaded and woozy. I joined at least a thousand people at the Civic Center, all converging for a public forum to demand a humane response from Chevron and the City of Richmond.... read more »
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Tuesday May 14, 2013 Part of ForestEthics’ theory of change is based on an important rule of business: The customer is always right. As long as the customer is doing the right thing, that is.... read more »
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Friday Apr 26, 2013 When I was growing up, anytime I proposed something my mother considered impossible, she would say: “And pigs will fly.” I remembered that expression when I read this article in British Columbia’s Surrey Leader that leads with this sentence:... read more »
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Wednesday Apr 10, 2013 It feels like there’s a lull in the media fervor over the Enbridge Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline proposed for northern British Columbia.... read more »
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Tuesday Apr 9, 2013 This week we watched in horror as a small Arkansas suburb was flooded with toxic chemicals from Canada’s tar sands. Families were evacuated as thick black gunk gushed out of the ground, contaminating an entire neighborhood in the small town of Mayflower.... read more »
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Thursday Apr 4, 2013 Trains are bringing bad news for the predominately poor and minority communities in the Southern California city of Wilmington, where several refineries are already using tar sands to make transportation fuel and spewing heart and lung harming sulfur dioxide in the process. Now those refineries want to use more tar sands that would come to them by train from Canada.    ... read more »
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