John Avalos, Member, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter
In the next two years the number of rail cars carrying oil into the Bay Area is forecast to increase 20-fold to 200,000. Five refineries in the East Bay process heavy crude oil and some are planning to bring in Canadian tar sands oil. Refiners and oil companies are also trying to be excluded from the California’s primary climate law known as AB 32.
How will more oil transported on railcars impact the Bay Area economy and environment? Can California be a climate leader while getting more involved with tar sands and exempting transportation fuels from reductions in carbon pollution? Is it hypocritical of Bay Area residents to use fossil fuels but not want them transported or processed in their backyards?
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE , $7 students (with valid ID)
Oil on Rails
Fri, Oct 3 2014 - 12:00pm