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September 4-5 - 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference

September 15 - 350Marin Community Meeting

September 20 - Bicycle Music Festival


Upcoming Events

Climate Action Speakers Series in Nicasio
August 26 - Land based carbon sequestration with Calla Rose Ostrander
September 15 - How indigenous peoples and environmentalists are working together with Atossa Soltani

November 21 - Northern California Climate Mobilization in advance of the 2015 UN Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21) - March and Rally in Oakland
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Speak Out for a Clean Energy Future

no_fracking_rally.jpgWith your help, two of most important climate change bills in this country could pass in the California legislature in the next two weeks.  They send a very strong message to the country and the world about California's leadership in setting new targets for reducing emissions and moving to clean energy solutions. Please call or email Marc Levine, our Assembly Member, to say you want him to vote Yes on SB 32 and SB 350.

There's more information about the bills and contact info for Marc Levine  here.

Thanks for your help in letting him know we want real climate leadership in Sacramento.

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CalPERS, CalSTRS took big losses on energy investments, report says

Fossil FreeCalifornia's two major public pension funds, the biggest in the nation, lost a total of more than $5 billion on energy-related investments for their fiscal years, ended June 30, according to a new report.

New - Read 350Marin Divest~Invest Committee chairwoman Jody Timms' Letter to the Editor from August 18 - Time to reconsider stock in fossil fuel companies

The California Public Employees' Retirement System posted losses on its oil and gas portfolio of about $3 billion, a 28% decline, and similar set of investments at the California State Teachers' Retirement System was down 27%, or about $2.2 billion, the report said.

Both systems, though, posted overall annual gains for the year. CalPERS, with $300 billion in assets under management, reported an overall gain of 2.4%. CalSTRS, with about $190 billion in assets, had a total return of 4.8%.

The report covering the funds’ largest oil and gas investments was prepared by Trillium Asset Management, a Boston investment firm specializing in what it calls “socially responsible” investments.

Trillium produced the report on behalf of 350.org, an environmental group backing a pending state Assembly bill that calls for California's big pension funds to divest from coal-related holdings.

Read more at the LA Times

Click here to tell our State Assembly Member to back SB185, the coal divestment bill.

Read the Trillium Report

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Clean Power Plan is Significant, But Not Enough

350.org Executive Director May Boeve issued the following statement in response to today’s release of the Clean Power Plan:

350-logo-org1.pngThis is the most significant action yet from the Obama administration, but it’s still not enough to secure his climate legacy. Cutting coal emissions is low hanging fruit, the next challenge will be standing up to Big Oil. We’ll be pushing the administration to build on this announcement and take the additional steps necessary to protect our climate, like rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, ending fracking, and preventing Arctic and offshore drilling. As the Clean Power Plan shows, tackling climate change helps save lives, cut pollution, and create jobs. Thanks to the work of the millions of people involved in the climate movement, momentum is now clearly on our side.

Read more about the new plan

 

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Photos from Governor Brown: Ban Fracking Now Rally on Aug. 1

Members of 350Marin and the wider community assembled in the Plaza in San Rafael to tell Governor Brown to finally do the right thing and stop toxic and costly extreme energy extraction, and put California on the path to 100% clean energy.

This rally was part of a call for people to gather in their communities all over the state for Clean Not Extreme Energy actions to let Governor Brown, and all our elected officials, know that we need to protect our environment, our water, our children and all Californians from this toxic practice.

Ban Fracking Now Rally - 8/1 in San Rafael

 

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10 Reasons Governor Brown Must Ban Fracking in California

Californians Against FrackingThe Science is in: A recent independent study by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) reveals the dangers of fracking and extreme oil extraction in the Golden State.

  1. Fracking threatens our groundwater
  2. Waste water from oil fields where fracking has occurred is used to irrigate crops
  3. Oil extraction in California has an ugly track record of leaks and spills
  4. In a time of record drought, fracking uses a lot of water
  5. Fracking is likely to cause earthquakes in California
  6. Fracking threatens endangered wildlife
  7. Around half a million people in California live within one mile of a well that has been fracked or otherwise stimulated
  8. Fracking uses a cocktail of highly toxic chemicals
  9. The EPA allows offshore fracking wells to dump toxic waste water directly into the Pacific Ocean
  10. What we don’t know about fracking in California is frightening

Read all the details in the full information sheet created by the Center for Biological Diversity for Californians Against Fracking

Jerry Brown - Ban Fracking Now!

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