Terra Verde

A Profile of Environmental Justice Organizing in the Northern San Joaquin Valley

Thomas Helme of the Stanislaus County based environmental justice organization Valley Improvement Projects joins Terra Verde for an in-depth interview discussing efforts to raise awareness and demand accountability at one of the most significant waste to energy facilities in the state, and to share with listeners updates about the development of the new climate Scoping … Continued

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 … Continued

On May 3, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing on the proposals by Phillips 66 in Rodeo and Marathon in Martinez to turn their refineries into ones that process biofuels from high deforestation risk soy feedstock. Local residents and environmental groups have appealed county approvals of these projects. Today, we are … Continued