Energy

Fracking, Place

Boom: Fossil Fuel Collisions

Fracking | Accident 

The driver of the frackwater truck swerved because there was a little girl walking along the highway. She was walking eastward early that morning, not precisely on the shoulder, swerving in and out of the edge line …

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Activism, Energy, Environmental Justice, Politics

Manish Rattu, 16, a junior at Pittsburg High School, speaks during a student protest against the proposed WesPac oil storage and transfer project in Pittsburg, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.  (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)

Reformist // Revolutionary – Not a Dichotomy: A Reflection on Organizing Strategies in the WesPac Movement in Pittsburg, CA

Introduction 

I quickly walk over to the building that houses Greg’s insurance agency, as well as other suites – I am running late. The downtown area brings back a flood of memories: running to the marina for cross country …

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Energy, Oceans, Wind

Flipping the switch: A clean energy future for Brayton Point? (Part II)

Flipping the switch: A clean energy future for Brayton Point? (Part II)

With the retirement of the Brayton Point coal plant, can this former coal town redefine itself as an offshore wind energy hub?
by × January 24, 2019 × 1 comment

Energy, Oceans, Wind

Flipping the switch: A coal plant retirement and a community’s response (Part I)

Flipping the switch: A coal plant retirement and a community’s response (Part I)

With the retirement of the Brayton Point coal plant, can this former coal town redefine itself as an offshore wind energy hub?
by × January 23, 2019 × 0 comments

Energy, Fracking, Uncategorized

Fracking Goes to Court: Will State or Local Government Determine America’s Energy Future?

Fracking Goes to Court: Will State or Local Government Determine America’s Energy Future?

Do state governments have the right to decide where fracking wells go, or do the towns themselves get to call the shots?
by × November 26, 2012 × 2 comments

Actions, Activism, Fracking

Benjamin Gervais/The PPC

Powerful Interests: A Conversation with Sandra Steingraber

The award-winning writer, scientist, and activist talks to Sage Magazine about fracking, water pollution, surviving cancer, and why human rights and the environment are inextricably linked.
by × October 29, 2012 × 2 comments