Archive of Announcements

Valero CBR: Extreme Crude as Extreme Threat

Feb 20, 2016

Like many other fossil fuel infrastructure expansions in the Bay Area, the Valero Crude by Rail project is a key...

Momentum Builds to Ban Coal Export from Oakland

Feb 20, 2016

Community, church and political leaders came together at the February 16 Oakland city council meeting to strengthen the call for...

Valero CBR Project Denied!

Feb 12, 2016

Extraordinary news from Benicia, CA, where the Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday night, Feb 11, to deny a land use...

Broad Coalition in San Luis Obispo Blasts Tar Sands Invasion

Feb 07, 2016

On February 4th & 5th, a wide-ranging, dynamic coalition made an impressive showing of people power in San Luis Obispo...

Air District workshop on rule regulating air contaminants, January- February

Jan 16, 2016

The Air District will host a workshop in Richmond to review and discuss revisions to Regulation 2, Rule 5. This...

Contra Costa cities push forward with CCE

Jan 07, 2016

Contra Costa's Community Choice Energy survey is nearing completion. To date, ten cities have agreed to join a non-binding Technical...

WesPac is dead!

Dec 09, 2015

Pittsburg residents can breathe a sigh of relief. The massive crude oil storage facility and transfer facility planned for the...

"Cities and Climate" video on This Planet

Oct 26, 2015

This Planet helps builds deeper understanding of the challenges of climate change through short, potent videos that tackle the issue...

Non-Violent Direct Action: Why and how?

Sep 01, 2015

“Those who profess to favor freedom yet deprecate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing; they want rain without...

Environmentalists push Air District to take more aggressive stance

Aug 14, 2015

Sunflower Alliance member Jean Tepperman has written an excellent summary of progress on the Bay Area Air Quality District’s Climate...

Chip in to help fund No Coal in Oakland campaign

Aug 04, 2015

Please help us cover the expenses of the Coal Free Oakland campaign. This includes the cost of sending two activists to Utah. They...

What does a Just Transition mean for labor?

Jul 15, 2015

Sunflower Alliance is planning a pubic forum on a critical question: What does a Just Transition to clean energy mean...

Activists detained hanging “Stop Oil Trains Now” banner from bridge

Jul 06, 2015

Activists protesting the threat of oil trains were detained this morning as they attempted to hang a 60-foot banner in...

People of color disproportionately at risk from oil train disasters

Jul 01, 2015

The government's own data shows that people of color disproportionately live in the derailment, explosion and fire evacuation zone along...

Statement of solidarity from San Luis Obispo environmentalists

Jun 29, 2015

Greetings from San Luis Obispo. An accident of geography and jurisdiction has made our county planning commission and our local...

Climate Courage Forum, 3rd Tuesday of each month

May 14, 2015

Want to help protect our children’s climate, but have no idea where to start? Do climate activities seem way too...

Urgent message to Air District: Act now to cut carbon emissions

May 12, 2015

The mission of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is to “protect and improve public health, air quality, and...

Why we should care what BAAQMD does

May 11, 2015

A new presentation about the scope of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is now available on our website....

A coaltastrophe threatens Oakland

May 11, 2015

Terminal Logistics Solutions, the developers of City-owned land at the former Oakland Army base, announced last week that it has...

Sunflower Alliance endorses letter opposing Kettelman City landfill expansion

May 07, 2015

Sunflower Alliance has joined California environmental justice organizations to endorse the following letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris. The letter...

Tell SLO decision-makers: Reject the Phillips 66 oil train project!

May 01, 2015

Phillips 66 is proposing to expand its San Luis Obispo County refinery to receive oil trains carrying explosive, toxic, and...

Stand up against Fast Track

Apr 29, 2015

Fast Track legislation—tied to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)  and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—poses real threats to our...

Environmental organizations sue to block Phillips 66 project at the Rodeo refinery

Mar 06, 2015

In early February the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the Phillips 66 “Propane Recovery Project” at the Rodeo...

Sunflower Alliance adopts resolutions for railroad worker safety

Mar 06, 2015

The Coordinating Council of the Sunflower Alliance has endorsed two resolutions that support the safety of railroad workers. The first...

Mother Earth meets banner artists Flash, Dash and Zip

Jan 25, 2015

Time flies when you're having fun. Like when making art. Or making a difference. Check out this quick and cool...


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