The New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa County
Monday, February 24th 2014 7:00pm
A forum about increased rail accidents, refinery dangers, and climate change. A panel of experts and activists will educate residents of Pittsburg and nearby communities on Big Oil’s plans locally, regionally, and globally.
Please join our panelists for presentations and Q&A:
Marilaine Savard: spokesperson for a citizens’ group in the region of Lac-Mégantic, Québec. In 2013, a string of exploding petroleum rail cars destroyed the center of the town and claimed 47 lives.
Antonia Juhasz: oil industry analyst, journalist, and author of “The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry and What We Must do to Stop It” and “Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill”.
Azibuike Akaba: policy analyst at RAMP (Regional Asthma Management and Prevention).
A Pittsburg resident (TBD) involved in fighting the proposed WesPac project.
Andrés Soto, Richmond organizer with Communities for a Better Environment.
The panel discussion will be moderated by Adam Hudson, Pittsburg resident and freelance journalist.
We also have forums in Richmond and Martinez; see http://sunflower-alliance.org/forums-on-the-new-dangers-of-extreme-energy/
First Baptist Church Pittsuburg
204 Odessa Avenue
martin.mackerel [at] gmail.com