Terra Verde

Bioenergy and Geoengineering in California: Threats and Community Resistance

The Marathon refinery in Martinez gets greenlight for producing high emissions biofuels. (image source: Contra Costa County)

To open this week’s episode an attorney from Communities for a Better Environment joins Terra Verde to describe the rubber stamp permitting of the conversion of refineries in the SF Bay Area to high deforestation risk liquid biofuels. The second featured interview is with an organizer from the Indigenous Environmental Network who tells listeners how a delegation of indigenous stakeholders traveled from Alaska to California to Stop the Arctic Ice Project, a multi-million dollar geoengineering experiment that threatens ecosystems and violates indigenous communities rights to consent.