Fossil fuels and our health

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Action Alert: It’s Time to Call Sacramento!

We’ve got the power—let’s use it! This is the week our state legislators will be voting on several key climate bills, so it’s time for you to make two quick phone calls to your senator and assemblymember.

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Poisoned Soil in Martinez

Remember that white powder that blanketed Martinez back In November? A chemical accident at Martinez Refinery covered the surrounding area with 20 tons of dust containing heavy metals such as aluminum, chromium, and barium—but didn’t report the incident to the

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Great News for Air Quality!

On March 15, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) voted to phase out ‘natural’ gas furnaces and water heaters starting in 2027. The goal is to eliminate emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a significant cause of serious health problems.

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Grid Resilience Without Gas

As the need for electric power grows, many of us are understandably concerned that California’s grid may be over-stressed and failures may be even more frequent. Grid resilience is a real issue, and it’s getting lots of expert attention these days.

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February 2023 Newsletter

Inside Why all the fuss about gas stoves? Plus: A fresh start for Concord Reuse Project; Oil and gas setbacks on hold until 2024 election; Last chance to fill out our 2023 survey: Let us know what you think!

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What Is All the Fuss About Gas Stoves?

Cooking with gas has been proven to cause increased risk of asthma, cardiovascular problems, and learning deficits, especially in children. Recent research has shown that gas stoves …

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