Speaking Event: Bay Power

When & Where
The Commonwealth Club of California - San Francisco
595 Market Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
June 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
415 597 6700


Dervi Avalos, Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Jessn-Ackerman, Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter

In the next two years the number of rail cars carrying oil into the Bay Area is forecast to increase 20-fold to 200,000. Though it’s known as one of the most environmentally friendly places in the country, the Bay Area is also among the top exporters of fossil fuels. Five refineries in the East Bay process heavy crude oil. Now they might be planning to import Canadian tar sands oil, which critics charge produces more greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally produced oil due to the energy required for extraction and processing. Demand from developing countries is high, and East Bay oil exports are a huge business.

Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)