Category Archives: Tar Sands

HazMat Commission Supports the Public’s Right to Know

On June 26th, the Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission voted 8-0 with 3 abstentions that AB 380 should not be supported unless it is amended to include the right for the public to get information on crude by rail shipments moving through … Continue reading

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Martinez: Most crude oil delivered by pipeline, not rail

By Dana Guzzetti   CC Times   06/24/2014 [MEG note: The amount of crude oil by rail imported to California’s refineries is set to increase from1% of total imports in 2013 to 25%, or 150 million barrels, by 2016, according to state energy … Continue reading

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Report on Healing Walk #3 – Benicia to Rodeo

Our third Connect the Dots Healing walk was a big success! Idle No More led the way as 50-60 concerned citizens walked over 14 miles from Benicia all the way to Rodeo. Composed of walkers both young and old, bicyclists, … Continue reading

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See The Devastated Landscape Of The Alberta Tar Sands From 1,000 Feet Above

Hidden in plain sight, the Alberta tar sands fields are an industrial expanse where forests once stood. These aerial images capture the scenes of destruction. By Photographer Alex MacLean http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029771/see-the-devastated-landscape-of-the-alberta-tar-sands-from-1000-feet-above

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Martinez Environmental Group: Tar sands in our back yard

By Aimee Durfee & Tom Griffith  May 22, 2014   Martinez Gazette http://martinezgazette.com/archives/14697 Boreal Forest, Alberta, Canada. Intact forest and strip mined tar sands field.

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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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The 1 percenters

Guy Cooper, Martinez Environmental Group    May 8, 2014     The Martinez Gazette “U.S. rail is reported to have spilled more oil in 2013 than in the previous 37 years combined, 1.15 million gallons.” http://martinezgazette.com/archives/14360

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SIERRA CLUB AND FORESTETHICS URGE PEPSICO TO STOP USING TAR SANDS FUEL

May 7, 2014 http://sierraclub.typepad.com/compass/2014/05/sierra-club-and-forestethics-urge-pepsico-to-stop-using-tar-sands-fuel.html

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Obama KXL Protest Thursday 5/8 (Updated location)

Obama KXL Protest – UPDATED Time & Location!! Thursday, 5/8, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park, San Jose (across from Fairmont Hotel) RSVP link: http://www.350siliconvalley.org/obama_kxl_protest2   We do not have an exact arrival time, but expect Obama … Continue reading

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Tar Sands Photo Essay: How Fort McMurray became an energy industry gold mine

By Olivia Kestin and Ned Resnikoff http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/how-fort-mcmurray-became-energy-industry-gold-mine

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