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Coliseum City: Public Land for the Public Good

March 11, 2015

Last Wednesday evening, several members of the East Oakland community roared with applause wearing either stickers reading “Public Land for the Public Good” or patriotic silver and black as the planning commission meeting finally reached agenda item number 3, the Coliseum City Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Final Specific Plan.  This night was about passion and the meeting was a cross-section of age, race, gender and language. There was passion for East Oakland, local children, better jobs, affordable housing, clean air, local health and Oakland Raiders. Read more.

 Heather Blog ImageBridging the Green Divide With Shared Renewables  

September 8, 2014 

This fall, we will be fighting to make sure the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will uphold its commitment to environmental justice communities! Read more.

Encina (3)Adding Up Polluting Megawatts is Subtracting from Our Future

August 20, 2014

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) spends months considering how make sure San Diego lights stay on. Read more.

sam cooke [facebook]A Change Is Gonna Come

July 28, 2014

There are many ways to denote change. The question before us now: whose change, whose transition? Read more.

Crematorium protest 5-6-14Dogs and Cats Get Cancer Too

May 9, 2014

Oakland’s low-income communities of color continue to be the dumping ground for polluting industries. Read more.

HDRtist Pro HDR Rendering - http://www.ohanaware.com/hdrtistpro/Years of Caltrans Bulldozing Freeway Projects Through Communities of Color is Over

May 5, 2014

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MEGANTIC-EXPLOSION smNasty Surprise for Richmond

March 28, 2013

It seems like yesterday I was reviewing an expert analysis from CBE’s senior scientist about the flammability of oil… Read more.

Refinery-AliciaSome Good News in the World of Oil and Gas

March 24, 2014

Valero in Wilmington withdraws crude-by-rail application. Read more.

oakland 4 the living 1How Many Bodies Do You Want Cremated Everyday in Your Neighborhood?

March 20, 2014

I feel like everybody ought to ask themselves that question. Is one body ok?  Five? Read More.

scales of justiceBreathing Life Into “Power to the People”!

March 14, 2014

Yesterday was rough at the PUC and BAAQMD, which voted for power plants and against the people, but today, we’re back… Continue reading.

LandscapeNot a Good Day for People Who Breathe

March 13, 2014

I am taking a slow, deep breath, not because the air is clean… Continue reading.

Why Natural Gas is Not the AnswerWhy Natural Gas is Not the Answer

December 18, 2013

Don’t believe the hype: natural gas is a dirty fossil fuel. Continue reading.

Obama Wins – New Direction Needed

November 9, 2012

President Obama won re-election largely because of the votes of people of color. Continue reading.

Chevron Richmond refinery fire Aug 2012CHEVRON CRIMES AT RICHMOND REFINERY?

October 5, 2012

The US EPA has begun a criminal investigation of Chevron for deliberately… Continue reading.