Category Archives: Health

Could toxic waste be affecting your health?

Acme Fill Corporation wants a permit to continue operating their Martinez hazardous waste dump ATTEND THE UPCOMING HEARING TO LEARN MORE: California Department of Toxic Substances Control Public Meeting & Hearing November 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM Las Juntas Elementary … Continue reading

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Martinez Environmental Group: Schools, pipelines & trains

By James Neu    Martinez Gazette    June 12, 2014 http://martinezgazette.com/archives/15306

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Meeting Tonight About Doctor’s Hospital Proposed Closure

The California Nurses Association is sponsoring a third town hall meeting to discuss the proposed closure of Doctor’s Hospital in Richmond. This is the emergency facility that treated the bulk of the 15,000 citizens adversely effected by the Chevron explosion and … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed – Chevron Refinery Permit to Pollute Exposed

Today Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) filed suit against the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for the District’s illegal permitting of the Chevron (“Modernization”) Expansion Project. CBE had previously requested the District to revoke the permit that allowed Chevron to … Continue reading

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Washington City Rejects Massive Oil Train Project, Citing ‘Unacceptable Risks’

By Emily Atkin   June 4, 2014   (reposted from the Benicia Independent) http://beniciaindependent.com/wp/breaking-vancouver-city-council- votes-to-oppose-crude-oil-train-terminal-unacceptable-risks/

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State denies Martinez plans for new school

”   unacceptable because it is transected by two gas pipelines, one water line and three oil pipelines. That means the existing school cannot be improved and no new public school may be built there.” By Dana Guzzetti   05/27/2014 http://www.contracostatimes.com/martinez/ci_25843846/state-denies-martinez-plans-new-school

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OPPOSE TRANSPORT OF CRUDE BY RAIL THROUGH MARTINEZ AND THE EAST BAY

Sign our petition to convince the Martinez City Council to support the MEG resolution against crude by rail transport! We urge the Martinez City Council to adopt a resolution opposing the transport of hazardous crude by rail along the Union Pacific … Continue reading

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In CA, 77% of Population Living w/ Unhealthy Air

Yesterday the American Lung Association released its 15th annual State of the Air report, finding that nearly 50 percent of Americans live in counties with unhealthy air. In California that number rises to a staggering 77 percent of the population, … Continue reading

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Dead Bird in Contra Costa County Infected With West Nile Virus, Marking Early Start to Season

Posted by Susan C. Schena , April 26, 2014 “Unfortunately, the earlier West Nile virus is detected, the earlier we may see human cases,” official says. http://martinez.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/dead-bird-in-contra-costa-county-infected-with-west-nile-virus-marking-early-start-to-season?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-1-post&newsRef=true

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Study: 4.6M children attend schools near chemical facilities

http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/energy-environment/203704-study-10000-schools-near-chemical-facilities By Tim Devaney   April 16, 2014, 03:12 pm   TheHill.com Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/energy-environment/203704-study-10000-schools-near-chemical-facilities#ixzz2zCF84e4G 

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