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California Shrugs Off Deadline for Shutting Down Illegal Oil Industry Injections
Brown Administration Lets 1,650 Oil Wells Continue Polluting Aquifers...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:44PM
Trump Administration Waives Water-protection Rule for Three California Oilfields
Exemptions Will Allow Oil Companies to Dump Waste Fluid Into Aquifers...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:04PM
Oroville Dam fiasco is a wake up call exposing absurdity of Delta Tunnels
On the afternoon of February 14, the Department of Water Resources announced the replacement of the immediate evacuation order with an "evacuation warning" for Oroville area residents. A press release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office stated: "Due to lower lake levels, further inspections, ongoing work to shore-up the Oroville Dam emergency spillway and updated weather forecasts, effective at 1:00 p.m. today, the Evacuation Order for the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident has been reduced...
Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:07PM
Marchers Hit Up 8 Banks Funding DAPL in Palo Alto
Rocking Palo Alto's downtown shopping and banking hub, protestors took the message "Defund DAPL" to eight banks that help fund the Dakota Access Pipeline today....
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:23PM
Lake Oroville surges over emergency spillway for first time in history
Critics of the Delta Tunnels project said the Oroville Dam spillway rupture shows how basic dam assessments, management plans, and maintenance are being neglected as Governor Jerry Brown constantly promotes the California WaterFix as the "solution” to the state’s water supply and ecosystem problems. “According to the American Society of Engineers 2013 Report, there are 678 high hazard dams in California, and 48% of them do not have an emergency plan,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, execut...
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:24PM
Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by Nearly One-third
Iconic Butterfly Has Declined by More Than 80 Percent in Recent Decades...
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:26PM
Stand With Standing Rock - Stop Dakota Access Pipeline
Window On The Bay Park, Camino El Estero and Del Monte Ave, Monterey California...
Event Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:00PM
Posted: Thu Feb 9, 2017 10:19AM
Number of Monarchs Overwintering in California Remains Low
Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count results show that key sites had fewer butterflies than last year...
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 6:35PM
Monterey County Residents to Challenge Plan to Turn Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump
KING CITY, Calif. — Monterey County residents and members of the Center for Biological Diversity will attend a public hearing Thursday in King City to oppose a state plan to turn local underground water over to the oil industry for injection of contaminated waste fluid....
Posted: Wed Feb 8, 2017 11:03AM
Karuk Tribe, Forest Service and EcoAdapt Meet to Explore Climate Change Adaptation
The US Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest office, in partnership with the non-profit organization EcoAdapt and the Bureau of Land Management (California), met with the Karuk Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources on January 17th to receive input on their Northwestern California Climate Adaptation Project. The project intends to assess the climate change vulnerability of resources and habitats within the Klamath, Six Rivers, Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity National Forests, and BLM lands (Arcata, R...
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 8:40PM
California oil lobby tops spending in 2015-16 session with $36.1 million
This is a revised transcript of a short speech that I gave at the end of the “Changefest rally” held on the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 21 and at a Sacramento Climate Coalition meeting on February 4. Photo: A water protector standing against Big Oil's Dakota Access Pipeline in front of one of the project's investors, Wells Fargo, in Sacramento this January. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Mon Feb 6, 2017 5:03PM
Department of Pesticide Regulation sued over cancer-causing fumigant
Attorneys representing a Ventura County farmworker and environmental justice groups filed suit in the Superior Court of California against the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for its failure to follow the recommendations of scientists and provide public review for the regulation of the Prop 65-listed carcinogenic pesticide 1,3-dichlorpropene (brand name: Telone)...
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:54PM
Defund DAPL Rally and March in Palo Alto
Palo Alto City Hall 250 Hamilton Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301...
Event Date: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:21PM
ChangeFest speakers rally for Driscoll's Boycott, against domestic violence & for fracking ban
Speakers and musicians covered a range of issues, ranging from violence against women, to the Driscoll’s boycott in support of indigenous farmworkers in Mexico, to successful campaigns to ban fracking in San Benito and Monterey Counties, to the No DAPL struggle at Standing Rock, to the successful struggle by the City of Vallejo to stop oil trains from running through the city. Photo: The Changefest drew hundreds of people to the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 2...
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:33AM
People's Park Development Plan Headed to Regents For Approval
Despite continued public support for the preservation of People's Park, the administration of UC Berkeley will be submitting a development plan for the Park during the March meeting of the UC Regents. Most of the Park will be converted into housing. A sliver of open space will remain as a Memorial to Free Speech, as if to suggest the Free Speech is dead. The UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor told a Daily Cal reporter, “The next steps are being started. We’ll move as quickly as we can.” Along wi...
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:39AM
Volunteers to Break Ground on New Community Orchard in Santa Cruz
Over the past several years, Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project – a nonprofit program known for organizing community fruit harvests to make use of excess backyard fruit – has been working with local ecological design outfit Seed Culture Labs, in collaboration with the City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec and a coalition of neighbors, to develop the city’s first community orchard. Riverside Community Orchard was launched in early 2015 when more than fifty volunteers came out to plant twelve dwarf apple, ...
Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:37PM
Jerry Brown praises Trump's plan for new tunnels and other infrastructure
“Governor Brown wants to use Northern California water to create even more wealth for richer urban areas and the top 1% of growers on the westside of the San Joaquin Valley, at the expense of economically distressed Delta cities like Stockton," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta )(RTD_ "He wants President Trump to help him. This isn't resistance."...
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:39AM
Lawsuit Challenges Approval of Destructive Napa Vineyard Development
Project Will Destroy Wildlife Habitat, Cut Down Thousands of Trees...
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:48PM
Big Oil Lobbyist Backs 'Well-Designed' California Carbon Trading Program
A report released in September 2016 documents "critical flaws" in California's carbon trading system, proving many of the concerns the environmental justice community has long raised. The report, “A Preliminary Environmental Equity Assessment of California’s Cap-And-Trade Program,” authored by Rachel Morello-Frosch, Manuel Pastor, James Sadd, Lara Cushing, Madeline Wander, and Allen Zhu, "demonstrates that polluters using the cap and trade system are adversely impacting environmental justi...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02AM
California Agency Proposes Turning Monterey Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump
State's Proposal Shrugs Off Voters' Approval of Ban on Oil Waste Injection...
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:01PM