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About Martinez Environmental Group

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

Community Meeting Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative

Community Meeting Northern WaterfrontEconomic Development Initiative Saturday, August 15, 2015 10am – 12pm, Lunch 12pm – 1pm Nick Rodriguez Community Center 213 F St, Antioch, CA 94509 Lunch will be served, please register here:  http://northernwaterfrontlunchrsvp.eventbrite.com The Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative … Continue reading

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Fracking bad – California releases the toxic recipe for fracking’s secret soup

http://redgreenandblue.org/2015/08/13/fracking-bad-california-releases-the-toxic-recipe-for-frackings-secret-soup/ by Dan Bacher The oil industry has tried to hide the toxic soup of chemicals it uses for fracking, using the excuse that the formula is a trade secret. But California law has finally pierced that flimsy shield, and as … Continue reading

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Martinez: New ‘flood zone’ boundaries, more to need flood insurance

MEG Editor’s Note: And somehow this article manages to avoid the phrase “climate change induced sea level rise”. http://www.contracostatimes.com/martinez/ci_28555232/martinez-new-flood-zone-boundaries-more-need-flood By Dana Guzzetti Correspondent     Contra Costa Times MARTINEZ — The city’s “flood zone” boundary will officially extend further inland … Continue reading

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California oil refineries’ gross profits nearly double in 2015

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas-profits-20150722-story.html#page=1 By IVAN PENN AND SAMANTHA MASUNAGA As Los Angeles drivers shelled out more than $4 a gallon at the pump in recent weeks, the state’s oil refineries pocketed record amounts of money — as much as $1.17 a gallon … Continue reading

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Oakland Stop Coal Rally & City Council Meeting Tuesday, July 21

RALLY TONIGHT!!! No coal trains, no coal ships, no coal period  Mile long trains will roll through Oakland to the old Army Base bringing coal to be shipped to climate destroying coal power plants around the world unless we persuade … Continue reading

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Kyoto Protocol Outdated! “According to the EPA, under the Kyoto metrics, CO2e emissions would decrease by 14%. However, under the new climate metrics, these emissions would increase by 135%.”

http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/new_climate_metrics_raise_the_bar Originally posted by Nick Despota of the Sunflower Alliance, July 15, 2015 The methods for measuring effects of climate change are critical to dialogs about climate change. They are at the heart of treaty negotiations and government policies. However, … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel industry must ‘implode’ to avoid climate disaster, says top scientist

Friday 10 July 2015   Damian Carrington, Paris ‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable, says Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, adviser to the German government and Pope Francis. An “induced implosion” of the … Continue reading

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What Is Community Choice Energy? Find out on July 11th!

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RALLY Saturday, July 11th

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Drought-stricken California loves gasoline more than water

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/drought-stricken-california-loves-gasoline-more-than-water-2015-06-12 By  MYRA P.  SAEFONG     MARKETS/COMMODITIES REPORTER Just about everyone in California is being forced to conserve water as the state faces its worst drought in over a century, but its water-guzzling refineries don’t have to. Mandatory water … Continue reading

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