Category Archives: Refineries

Shell’s Role in Tar Sands & Climate Change

WHAT ARE TAR SANDS? Because fossil fuels are a finite resource, petroleum companies are now resorting to more extreme forms of oil extraction, including tar sands, fracking, and Arctic exploration. The “tar sands” are deposits of heavy crude oil trapped in sand … Continue reading

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What’s that giant pile of black dust near that unmarked facility near Franklin Canyon Road?

Why, that’s a Conoco-Phillips 27.3 MW generating power plant that runs on petroleum coke! So, those loose piles of black dust off to the side of Hwy 4 are piles of petroleum coke. Pet coke is a by-product of bitumen processing … Continue reading

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State Department To Delay Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Until After November


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Shell’s Big Dirty Secret – Insight into the world’s most carbon intensive oil company…

“[Shell] is the largest oil operator in Nigeria, and [Shell] holds more acreage in Canada’s oil sands than any other corporation. Because of these facts, and several others, Shell is also the most carbon intensive oil company in the world. In short, … Continue reading

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Rally at Civic Center Plaza before Public Comment Hearing on Chevron EIR Tomorrow!

ALL HANDS ON DECK! Note new time: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5pmThe first Public Comment Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Chevron “modernization” project will be Thursday, April 17th. We’re kicking the event off with … Continue reading

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Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

By CORAL DAVENPORT   APRIL 14, 2014 “Experts also note that a shift at the national level could come as more states enact climate change policies. Currently California and several Northeastern states, including New York, have enacted state-level programs to … Continue reading

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BAAQMD Stationary Source Committee Meeting

April 21, 2014 at 9:30am – 12:30pmSupport CBE, APEN, NRDC, Sierra Club, the Sunflower Alliance and groups in the fenceline communities lobbying for a halt to refinery project permits and commenting on the draft Refinery Emissions Tracking rule.

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SF International Film Festival – The Overnighters – April 28th & May 3rd Documentary As our national Great Recession deepens and extends further on and farther out, Williston, North Dakota, is an honest-to-God boomtown. Flush with jobs from hydraulic fracturing … Continue reading

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Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenz

A worldwide extreme energy boom, modelled after Canada’s, is unleashing weapons of mass ecological destructionPosted by Martin Lukacs  Wednesday 16 April 2014  theguardian.com

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Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014

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