The WesPac Pittsburg Energy Infrastructure Project would transform Pittsburg CA into a major receiving, storage and shipping facility for dirty crude oil destined for Chevron and Shell refineries and to Asia to the tune of 242,000 barrels per day. Do we want the Bay Area to be the locus of this scheme which threatens local towns and our bay, not to mention the climate impact of burning all that fossil fuel???
Lyana Monterey from the Pittsburg Community, Diane Bailey (senior scientist with the NRDC), Valerie Love from the Center from Biological Diversity, Ernest Machen and Damien Luzzo from Sunflower Alliance, and Shannon Biggs from Global Exchange will give us the backstory and details about what a growing coalition of folks is doing to stop WesPac in its tracks. We will cover: how the community got organized; the science, health, air quality and regulatory laws; the ecology; the big picture re: tar sands and climate; crude by rail; the coalition-building and activism developing, community rights-based ordinances and how they might be applied in Pittsburg, and, with you, brainstorm how we can all work together to stop this.
Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 10th, 2014 10:31 PM