Bay Area transit is still under threat and underfunded, despite our successful campaign to increase funding for public transportation in the state budget.
The Transbay Coalition, a coalition of groups advocating for Bay Area public transportation, … Read full article
When the Martinez Refining Company (MRC) released 24 tons of heavy metal-laden spent catalyst on the town of Martinez last Thanksgiving night, the community started demanding answers about safety protocol and emissions control at the refinery. This … Read full article
What are the consequences of California's State Supreme Court ruling against Monterey County's Measure Z?
First, some background. As Protect Monterey County puts it: "David beat Goliath on November 8, 2016 when 73,877 Monterey County voters … Read full article
The proposed Montezuma NorCal Carbon Sequestration Hub is so terrible that it should be named after Cortés, instead.
This is one of the two dozen carbon capture and sequestration projects currently proposed for California, and it's all … Read full article
Come hear the long-awaited findings from the risk assessment evaluation of the November 24-25 spent catalyst release from the Martinez Refining Company (MRC) at a public hearing sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services. Public comments about the … Read full article
Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, October 10th, the City Council will consider a final adoption of two drilling-related ordinances. Instructions for attending, zooming and emailing are here.
The City Council previously enacted an extended … Read full article
Now until October 16 is our chance to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for Oakland Airport expansion. The plan would allow for thousands more flights coming in and out of Oakland, exposing community members and airport workers … Read full article
An Economist's Case for Restrictive Supply-Side Policy: Ten Policies to Manage the Fossil Fuel Transition is a great new analysis by economists Mark Paul and Lina Moe. The report details why relying on clean energy investments won't get the U.S. to … Read full article
Nineteen labor organizations—including unions representing refinery workers in Northern and Southern California and the Alameda Labor Council—have endorsed a detailed plan for an equitable transition to a clean-energy economy in California.
This … Read full article
revised July 2023
When we think of the fossil fuel industry in Contra Costa County, what probably comes to mind is coal export (Richmond) or oil refining (Richmond and the rest of the county). Contra Costa County hosts four of the five Bay Area … Read full article
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The Sunflower Alliance is committed to environmental and climate justice and the health and safety of all San Francisco Bay Area communities threatened by toxic pollution and climate disruption.