On Tuesday, February 13, Brentwood's city council delivered an early valentine to its residents: a ban on oil and gas drilling. The ordinance was actually two years in coming; the staff report lays out its development and rationale in … Read full article
California’s idle and orphan well crisis is getting worse, creating serious health and safety crises for local communities.* These 41,000 toxic wells are also fueling the climate crisis. A new website, Make Polluters Pay CA, lays out the problem in … Read full article
The City of Antioch has made a world-leading pledge to reject any public investments in new, renewed, or expanded fossil fuel infrastructure and steer the city toward timely climate mitigation and resilience.
Mayor Lamar Hernandez-Thorpe announced … Read full article
Bioneers, "Revolution from the Heart of Nature," will hold its 35th annual conference in Berkeley this year. Leaders, activists, and healers will give talks and lead discussions and workshops on a wide range of topics including: indigenous rights and … Read full article
A record-setting amount of state and federal funding is available right now to support community energy resilience projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities. Such projects include rooftop solar that can provide clean, reliable, and … Read full article
The global Insure Our Future campaign focuses on pressuring insurance companies to stop insuring fossil fuel projects. Join a global week of action to bring this demand to the streets.
Insure Our Future writes:
"In order to build a new fossil … Read full article
"Many Hands, One World, Quilts from the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks" commemorates the sixteen walks that took place from 2014-2017 along the entire length of the Bay Area refinery corridor. Idle no More organized these amazing events to bring … Read full article
You're invited to join elected and business leaders, policy experts, state officials, activists, and environmental justice advocates for the third annual California Climate Policy Summit, hosted by The Climate Center. The discussion will focus on … Read full article
Two documents—a class VI well permit and a draft Environmental Impact Report—would allow a Carbon Capture and Storage project in Kern County to dump 48 million tons of CO2 underground in the Elk Hills oil field.
EPA Region 9 released a draft class … Read full article
The Background: Contra Costa County has released review drafts of its new Climate Action Plan (its strategic plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in unincorporated Contra Costa) and its 2045 General Plan (the master document for all land use and … Read full article
We have a chance right now to join a campaign to get a global poison pill out of international trade agreements. The US is part of many trade agreements that include a Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) process, which allows multinational … Read full article
You probably already know that most of the claims about recycling plastic are bogus. But what you may not know is that Big Oil and the plastics industry deliberately promoted this fraud for decades. Check out this new report from the Center for … Read full article
A report from the Center for Biological Diversity demonstrates what many of us have feared—that carbon emissions from Biden-approved fossil fuel projects will cancel out the expected CO2 reductions from the Inflation Reduction … Read full article
The proposed Montezuma NorCal Carbon Sequestration Hub is so terrible that it should be named after Cortés instead.
This is just one of the two dozen carbon capture and sequestration projects currently proposed for California, and it's all … Read full article
California Labor for Climate Jobs (CLCJ), a coalition of California unions, has released its state policy platform, the California Worker Climate Bill of Rights, calling on the state to support a "worker-led transition to a just and climate-safe … Read full article
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