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April 20, 2015 | Case

Defending the San Francisco Bay from Volatile Crude Oil Shipments

Tesoro owns and operates California’s fourth-largest refinery, the Golden Eagle Refinery, located near Martinez. It plans to switch to processing lower-quality crude oil, like Bakken crude and Canadian tar sands, which are dangerous to transport and difficult and expensive to clean up in the event of spills.

March 18, 2015 | Feature

Photos: Life Under The Stacks

Coal plant pollution has a serious impact on our health. Every year, it causes exacerbated asthma, heart problems, and worst of all, premature death. Two Pennsylvanians share what it means to live in the shadow of a smokestack and in the specter of a plume.


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