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Erica Fernandez vs. BHP Billiton Petroleum

Erica Fernandez

Erica Fernandez

Erica Fernandez has a remarkable story. Her activism began at 12-years-old when she found out that BHP Billiton wanted to build a liquefied natural gas facility off the coast of her hometown in Oxnard, California. Working with a diverse community, from the Sierra Club to Latino youth, in 2007, she successfully helped her community defy a multi-national billion-dollar corporation. On this edition, we hear Fernandez’ speech from the 2008 Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California.


Erica Fernandez, environmental activist who helped prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built near her hometown of Oxnard, Califonia; Liz Cunningham, Bioneers Youth & Conference Project Manager.

Executive Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham
Production Coordinator: Elena Botkin-Levy
Interns: Asma Mohseni and Patti Restaino

Special thanks to Reference Media Group for recording this audio at the 2008 Bioneers Conference in San Rafael Conference.

For more information:

Bioneers - Lamy, NM

BHP Billiton LNG International – Oxnard, CA

BHP Billiton-main office - Houston, TX

Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
Ventura, CA

Mujer Women’s Organizing Center at CAUSE
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
Oxnard, CA

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