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Jan 17, 2015

If you can interpret that headline then you know HTML. Are you also good at combining words and pictures? And...

“What is Climate Justice?”: a video about Richmond’s battle against corporate greed

Jan 09, 2015

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re familiar with the concept of “climate justice”. And chances are you have friends...

Sunflower Alliance in solidarity with "Black Lives Matter" movement

Dec 22, 2014

We in the Sunflower Alliance were both appalled and devastated to learn last month that Darren Wilson will not be...

Air Board adopts strategy for 20% emissions reduction by 2020

Dec 20, 2014

On December 17, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District adopted a strategy to reduce refinery emissions by 20% by...

Pathways to deep decarbonization: how to limit warming to 2° C

Dec 20, 2014

We know the destination but have lacked a reliable road map to get us there—until now. Although the Deep Decarbonization Pathways...

Berkeley approves gas pump labels on GHG emissions

Dec 04, 2014

On November 18th, the Berkeley City Council approved attaching labels to gas pumps, informing drivers of the contribution of CO₂...

IPCC Releases Urgent Report on Global Heating

Nov 12, 2014

The world's most authoritative source on climate change, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has released the most important...

NRDC report unmasks Big Oil's attempt to undermine California’s Clean Energy Law

Nov 09, 2014

Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, and other oil industry giants have launched a massive disinformation campaign to undermine AB32, which establishes a...

Bill Moyers interviews Mayor McLaughlin and journalist Harriet Rowan

Nov 07, 2014

Two days after Richmond's historic election, Bill Moyers interviewed Mayor McLaughlin and reporter Harriet Rowan, a UC Berkeley student and...

Richmond City Council asks BAAQMD to revoke Kinder Morgan CBR permit

Oct 29, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 28th, the Richmond City Council approved a resolution stating its strongest disagreement with the staff of the...

Sacramento oil train transfers halted; permit issued in violation of CEQA

Oct 27, 2014

Environmental advocates scored a major victory when the first crude oil transfer project in California was stopped. The Sacramento air...

Air District takes big step forward on regulating refinery emissions

Oct 20, 2014

On October 15th, the Bay Area Air Quality District took a big step toward requiring the 5 Bay Area refineries...

Attorney General Kamala Harris Declares Valero DEIR Inadequate

Oct 10, 2014

Attorney General Kamala Harris called the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for Valero's crude-by rail project inadequate. Harris said the...

Climate workers and climate warriors

Sep 23, 2014

Team Richmond has a social media role for you in the epic battle for Richmond voters’ hearts and minds. Every...

Bannering the Bay Area for Climate Action

Sep 23, 2014

On September 21, 2014, a day of climate action demonstrations around the world, a regiment of stalwart volunteers fanned out...

Climate Action Now! Posters

Sep 22, 2014

The Sunflower Alliance has created 3 different posters (one available in both English and Spanish) that aim to build awareness of...

People's Climate Curriculum to be presented at Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference

Sep 21, 2014

The People’s Climate Curriculum will be presented at the Teachers 4 Social Justice’s 14th annual conference, Teaching for Social Justice:...

East Bay emissions: the hits, the runs, the errors

Sep 07, 2014

Last week saw both gains and setbacks in the struggle against fossil fuel pollution in the East Bay.  On Wednesday,...

Activitsts block crude-by-rail facility, Richmond

Sep 05, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 4th, activists chained themselves to the gates of the Kinder Morgan rail terminal in Richmond. They were...

People's Climate Visuals: Banners

Sep 04, 2014

The Sunflower Alliance boasts the most productive banner-making operation in the Bay Area—and we've been working overtime. Our most recent...

Chevron's Moving Forward campaign a step backward for democracy

Sep 02, 2014

Chevron is outed again as the most blatant perverter of democracy in the Bay Area, as it floods the Richmond...

New Crude-by-rail Resources

Sep 02, 2014

The California legislature is currently considering two bills. One would regulate transportation of crude by rail, requiring disclosure of routes...

Save the date: Monster canvassing event for RPA, August 16!

Sep 01, 2014

Richmond’s next mayor, Mike Parker, with Sunflower Alliance canvasser Pablo Baeza. Team Richmond will bring together activists from Bay Area...

Next major canvassing event for Team Richmond, Saturday, Sept. 6

Aug 31, 2014

Team Richmond's last canvassing day was a huge success, tallying 1,130 doors knocked on in a single day. Join the...

WesPac crude-by-rail project on hold. Yay, Pittsburg!

Aug 04, 2014

The Contra Costa Times reported that WesPac's plan for a massive oil storage and transfer facility is off the table...


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