“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...]
Background and research-driven articles on fossil fuel infrastructure, climate change and environmental justice topics.
Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color (POC). In the United States, governments and industries have frequently built their factories, highways and ports in and around poor, disenfranchised and … [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...]