A new map from the state Environmental Protection Agency ranks all 8,000 census tracts in California, evaluating each neighborhood and the people who live there to determine their vulnerability to environmental risks. The map enables you to view … [Read more...]
Background and research-driven articles on fossil fuel infrastructure, climate change and environmental justice topics.
From California Fuel Overview and Crude Oil Trends, California Energy Commission Oil by Rail Safety in California (PDF) Report prepared by the Interagency Rail Safety Working Group, June 10, 2014. The Report recommends 12 steps the state should … [Read more...]
“What is Climate Justice?” illustrates the concept of climate justice through the story of Richmond's political battle with Chevron in the aftermath of the 2012 refinery explosion. The 2-½ minute video mines locally-shot footage, the U.S. Chemical … [Read more...]
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has a powerful new mapping tool that lets you take a detailed look at every aspect of America's energy system. You can create interactive maps show the distribution of coal, gas, hydro, nuclear, solar and … [Read more...]
At the Sunflower Alliance forum, New Dangers of Extreme Energy (March 1, 2014, Richmond), Marilaine Savard from Lac-Mégantic describes how the derailment of a train carrying Bakken shale oil and the subsequent fire devastated her community in July … [Read more...]
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigation into the Chevron Richmond yielded an animation (below) that describes the federal agency's discoveries about the immediate and longer term causes of the Chevron Richmond Refinery fire and … [Read more...]