The New Dangers of Extreme Energy, from Canada to Contra Costa County

Monday, February 24th 2014  7:00pm
Pittsburg, CA

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

First Baptist Church Pittsuburg
204 Odessa Avenue
Pittsburg, CA

Martin MacKerel
martin.mackerel [at]