The 350 Bay Area Blog

Content from Climate Leaders in the Bay Area

Why It’s Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry

Why It’s Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry

Naomi Klein has quoted free market economist Milton Friedman as saying, “Only a crisis—actual or perceived—produces real change.  When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.” Well, we definitely have a...

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The Right Way to Talk About the Climate Crisis

The Right Way to Talk About the Climate Crisis

As many conversations as there are about the science behind the climate crisis, and potential solutions, and the need for a response in line with the magnitude of the problem, there are an equal number of conversations about conversations about climate, or, how we...

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Member Spotlight: Jan Kirsch

Member Spotlight: Jan Kirsch

350 Bay Area is made up of a dynamic team of volunteers, experts, leaders and donors. Jan Kirsch is all of the above! Read about her work and passions below. What inspired/inspires you to work for action on climate?   It was 1975.  I was an anti-nuclear...

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VICTORY FOR NO COAL IN RICHMOND

VICTORY FOR NO COAL IN RICHMOND

What Victory? The scrappy industrial city of Richmond took a bold step toward a fossil fuel-free future on Tuesday night when its city council passed an historic land use ordinance banning the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in a three-year phaseout....

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Divestment – It’s Complicated, But Worth It

Divestment – It’s Complicated, But Worth It

Photo by the Renewable Energy Hub Just 20 oil and gas companies have contributed 35 percent of all energy-related carbon dioxide worldwide.  Eight of them are investor owned:             *Chevron   ...

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Berkeley Gas Ban Update and FAQ’s

Berkeley Gas Ban Update and FAQ’s

This past July, Berkeley became the first city in the US to eliminate natural gas hookups for new low-rise residential construction, ending the era of automatically and mindlessly extending the infrastructure that accelerates the climate crisis. Other cities have been...

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Want more & bigger oil tankers in the Bay?

Want more & bigger oil tankers in the Bay?

The Trump Administration wants to dredge the channel into the Carquinez Strait deeper to allow bigger oil tankers to access the Contra Costa refineries. This will open the door for dirty Tar Sands Crude coming to Phillips 66 and the other refineries.  Tankers...

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Air Quality Policy Update

Air Quality Policy Update

Increasing evidence shows health impacts from airborne particulate matter, or PM, occur well below the current national ambient air quality standards. As a result, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is convening a four-part conference series to help...

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