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Help Clean Up Contra Costa Air

Help Clean Up Contra Costa Air

Watch this space to find out when you will have another chance to weigh in on a proposed Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) rule to reduce small particulate matter (PM 2.5) emitted by the Richmond Chevron and Martinez PBF Energy refineries before the...

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BAAQMD: Sign Petition Now!

BAAQMD: Sign Petition Now!

In mid-December, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), will be meeting to consider a rule affecting pollution from refineries. Rule 6-5, or “The Cat Cracker Rule” would limit the amount of pollution pumped into the air, and greatly reduce particulate...

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The Future of Contra Costa’s Refineries:  What’s Next?

The Future of Contra Costa’s Refineries: What’s Next?

The Bay Area is the second-largest oil refining center on the West Coast and home to five refineries. Four of these are in Contra Costa County. Scientist Greg Karras and refinery town residents and activists will explore the local and global impacts in this...

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Stop New Oil and Gas Drilling in Contra Costa!

Stop New Oil and Gas Drilling in Contra Costa!

Amid record low oil prices, an oil glut, and a pandemic, Indiana-based PowerDrive Oil and Gas Company has proposed exploratory drilling in East County. Air and water pollution associated with drilling would threaten the health and safety of nearby homeowners in the...

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