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Fossil Fuel Petition Blog

Fossil Fuel Petition Blog

We residents of Contra Costa have some near-term opportunities to score climate change and environmental justice wins by promoting the termination of oil and gas production in our county. We could set an example and join a growing movement of California localities...

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Letter To The Editor Re. Environmental Concerns

Letter To The Editor Re. Environmental Concerns

Lindy Novak, August 28, 2021 Any of us who follow the news (and look at our skies) realize that we have moved from a state of Climate Change to a state of Climate Emergency. The issues can be overwhelming and, as individuals, it can be difficult not to feel paralyzed...

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Contra Costa County Moves Towards Fossil Fuel Freedom

Contra Costa County Moves Towards Fossil Fuel Freedom

California’s buildings cause 25% of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with two-thirds of building GHG resulting from burning fossil fuels. So if we are going to reach climate change mitigation goals, we have to shift from fossil fuels (typically natural gas...

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Will Contra Costa County Have an Office of Sustainability?

Will Contra Costa County Have an Office of Sustainability?

Contra Costa County is in the pleasant and unusual position of having to decide how to spend an unallocated addition to the annual budget estimated to be at least $80 million for the next 20 years. Measure X, passed by county voters in 2020, increases sales taxes by...

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Community Health Wins!

Community Health Wins!

Community Health Wins! After a second public meeting lasting more than five hours, with comments from the public and the agency’s board members, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Board of Directors voted overwhelming to support a strict standard...

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The Fight For Clean Air Continues!

The Fight For Clean Air Continues!

The long-running saga of the effort to get a strong regulatory limit to particulate emissions from Bay Area refineries continues. On Wednesday, June 2nd, the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) heard five and a half hours of...

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