Author Archives: Martinez Environmental Group

About Martinez Environmental Group

We are a community health and environmental group located in Martinez, CA.

Martinez Deraillment info from KCBS

This is from KCBS: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/01/20/train-cars-derail-under-i-680-in-martinez-hazmat-crews-respond/ MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — Three train cars that derailed under Interstate Highway 680 in Martinez Wednesday morning contained sulfuric acid but did not leak their contents, county hazardous materials officials said. Matt Kaufmann, assistant director of … Continue reading

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And the Loser is…Martinez.

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Trouble at Tesoro last weekend?

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-products-westcoast-idUSKBN0UK00R20160106 Found this statement in a Reuter’s post on Google News: “San Francisco CARBOB rose on news that Tesoro’s 166,000 barrel-per-day Golden Eagle refinery in Martinez had experienced an upset over the weekend which resulted in several units shutting down. … Continue reading

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BAAQMD’s Useless Reporting Process

After last night’s smelly emissions (see pics from previous post), we called the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Odor Hotline. Here is a recap: 12/28/15 5:30 pm — driving north on 680 near Concord, saw large white emissions in … Continue reading

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Busy Night at Shell?

Whatever they are doing tonight (Monday, 7:30PM) is creating a lot of smoke/steam and it smells very acrid down by Howe and Pacheco.

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East Bay oil refinery causes smoky health scare

sfgate.com · by By Jenna Lyons Black smoke billowed out of a flaring East Bay oil refinery after a unit went down on Tuesday, causing officials to issue a health advisory for people living in the area that lasted more … Continue reading

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Community Choice Energy (CCE) in Contra Costa County

Please Join the Contra Costa County Department of Conservation & Development for an Informational Workshop Exploring Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County December 10, 14 or 16 7:00 – 9:00 pm You are invited to attend an educational workshop to … Continue reading

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Meeting Dec 9th on Lower Walnut Creek Restoration Project

Martinez: Walnut Creek restoration of final miles near Avon planned http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_29198220/martinez:-walnut-creek-restoration-of-final-miles-near-avon-planned

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Rights of Nature report released for Paris Climate Talks

Source: Rights of Nature report released for Paris Climate Talks

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Oil Trains 2015: Community Risks & Solutions Conference – Presentations

by The Heinz Endowments with Fractracker, ForestEthics, and more… 25 videos The “Oil Trains 2015: Community Risks & Solutions Conference,” was a one-day summit hosted and sponsored by The Heinz Endowments, that examined health and safety concerns over the major increase … Continue reading

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