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Comments to Oppose Offshore Drilling Due Friday, March 9

By Sandy Emerson | March 7, 2018

If you don’t want to see more dangerous, unnecessary drilling rigs off our beautiful coast, submit a comment to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management by Friday, March 9. From Sara Shor at In January, Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced one of the administration’s most reckless, climate-wrecking ideas yet: a plan to open up…

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Fossil Free around the Bay: Upcoming Divestment Events

By Sandy Emerson | March 7, 2018

From an informal potluck to a multi-media climate justice show, from bank exit workshops to individual coaching on how to find clean investments, there’s a lot of divestment activity in the Bay Area this month.

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Grounds for Optimism on CalSTRS Divestment

By Jane Vosburg | February 14, 2018

On February 7, I once again approached the glistening CalSTRS headquarters in West Sacramento to make a public comment at CalSTRS’ investment committee meeting. Yet this time, I am more hopeful than ever that it is not a matter of if but when my teacher’s pension fund, CalSTRS, will divest from fossil fuels. I haven’t always felt this optimistic, but as Bob Dylan so aptly sings–the times they are a-changing.

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Update: We Rose Up to Oppose Offshore Drilling!

By Karen Jacques | February 2, 2018

On February 8, hundreds of activists from all over California gathered in Sacramento to join California lawmakers in opposing expanded offshore oil drilling. Submit your written comment to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management before March 9.

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Feb. 7 in San Leandro: Move Your Money

By Sandy Emerson | January 31, 2018

Move Your Money from Megabanks and Fossil Fuels
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Fireside Room,
All Saints Episcopal Church,
911 Dowling Boulevard,
San Leandro, CA 94577

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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FFCA at Women’s March in Oakland & LA

By Deborah Silvey | January 26, 2018

ossil Free California participated in the Women’s March 2018 in Northern and Southern California on Saturday, January 20th.

In Oakland
A great variety of people marched with high spirits into Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza on Saturday, after leaving the Women’s March Oakland 2018.

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Divest and Sue: New York City Delivers Double Punch to Fossil Fuels

By Sandy Emerson | January 14, 2018

Divest and sue: the wave of the future. The term “divest” — to remove money from fossil fuel producers and banks that finance fossil fuel projects — is often paired with its opposite, “invest”. New York City has now brought “sue” as a new partner to the divestment dance floor.

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SB 100 Twitter Storm Reaches Millions

By Janet Cox | January 9, 2018

Hundreds of environmental justice and climate activists reached millions of Twitter users during a three-hour Twitter storm on January 8.

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How Feasible is 100% Renewable Energy?

By Emily Laskin | January 3, 2018

A question of political will The end of the year saw a few new studies on the costs of moving the world to 100% renewable energy. They’ve been generating some buzz in the green energy internet about how long it will take, and how much it will cost, to accomplish a full energy transition. While everyone…

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January 10: No Coal in Oakland Hearing in SF

By Barbara Rhine | January 2, 2018

Join No Coal in Oakland on January 10 at a crucial hearing that could put an end to developer Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against the City of Oakland. Rally outside the courtroom at 8:30 am (but come even earlier to make sure you can get a seat inside the courtroom if you want to attend). US Courthouse/Federal Building…

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