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Groups Submit Comments to BLM's Request for Public Review of Oil and Gas Leasing and Development on Federal Lands
On April 6, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and Sierra Club submitted nearly 100 pages of comments (see PDF) on the Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement ("RMP"/"DEIS") for the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") Central Coast Field Office in Hollister. The Planning Area consists of about 6.8 million acres of public land which includes about 793,000 acres of Federal mineral estate in Fresno, Kings, Monterey and San Benito counties managed by the...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:58PM
Santa Cruz City Council to Vote on Divesting from Trump’s Wall, DAPL Banks Resolutions
Santa Cruz, California - Two highly anticipated divestment resolutions will come before the Santa Cruz City Council for a vote during its April 25 meeting. One resolution aims to divest the city from companies involved in the construction of President Donald Trump’s controversial US-Mexico border wall, while the other targets banks financing the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). If both pass, the city will divest funds from companies like Granite Construction who seek to construct the proposed b...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:48PM
Thousands Attend SF Milestone March for Science
Thousands of people joined San Francisco’s April 22, 2017 Earth Day March for Science to demand Trump and Congress support public funding of all science, from climate change to medical care to science education in this milestone march, the first of its kind in memory....
Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:06PM
Anti-Capitalist Bloc @ the March for Science!
ANTICAPITALIST BLOC AT THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO! Meet at the southeastern end of Chelsey Manning Plaza (Justin Herman Plaza) during the 11am Rally on April 22, OR just come with your anticapitalist, antifascist, anti-white-supremacist, anti-cisheteropatriarchy signs and look out for each other!...
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:30PM
SF Science Rally & March on Market to Science Fair at Civic Center
Rally at Foot of Market at Embarcadero, 12:30 March on Market to Civic Center Science Fair. About 1.5 miles. BART/Muni Metro stations: Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center...
Event Date: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:50PM
Liberated Lens special film screening: Awake, a Dream From Standing Rock
Oakland Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave...
Event Date: Fri May 5, 2017 7:30PM
Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:26PM
Commission closes recreational fishing for salmon on Klamath, Trinity rivers this fall
The California Fish and Game Commission today unanimously voted to close sport fishing for Chinook salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers this fall and adopted the ocean fishing salmon fishing regulations for the California coast approved by the federal Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on April 11....
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:50PM
The Klamath's Salmon Disaster: Why it happened and what's needed now
Reports on the current Klamath Salmon Disaster, including recent reports on Indy Media, fail to identify the real reason tribal subsistence and other Klamath fishers will not be allowed to take salmon from the Klamath River and the nearby ocean this year. Here I explain the real reason and why tribal and fishing leaders don't want to acknowledge the roll they played in creating the disaster. I end by listing lessons which I believe should be taken from what has transpired and the role indepen...
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:46AM
Proposal for a Huge New Parking Garage in Santa Cruz
The City of Santa Cruz is proposing to build a new five-level parking garage above a new relocated city library on the parking lot bordered by Lincoln, Cedar and Cathcart Streets, where the Farmer's Market currently meets. We strongly believe that the City should implement a Commuter Benefits Program first, before it considers the construction of a much more costly garage....
Posted: Sat Apr 8, 2017 10:13PM
Record low Klamath salmon run spurs Tribal, commercial and sport fishery closures
For the Yurok Tribe, who have fished the Klamath for thousands of years, the looming closure will also be an “unprecedented disaster,” according to Amy Cordalis, the Tribe’s General Counsel, a Yurok Tribe member and fisherwoman. Her family lives and fishes in Requa at the mouth of the Klamath River. ““This is the worst year in history for Klamath salmon,” said Cordalis. “There is no mystery as to why. The effects of an unprecedented drought were exacerbated by dams and diversions. This ye...
Posted: Sat Apr 8, 2017 4:20PM
Community Group Alleges Civil Rights Violations by the City and Port of Oakland in Complaint to Federal Government
Growth of diesel-powered freight inflicts unequal impacts of asthma and other health problems on the historically black community of West Oakland...
Posted: Wed Apr 5, 2017 4:36PM
Santa Cruz Council voted unanimously in support of the Standing Rock Sioux 4-4-2017
S.C City Council voted unanimously in support of Standing Rock!...
Posted: Tue Apr 4, 2017 9:53PM
Declaration From Tribes and Activists to Mendocino Redwood Co: Stop Herbicide Use!
Activist representatives from the Action Council for Oaks and Redwood Nation, Tribes, Organizations and Individuals engaged in the second leg of a "Walk to Heal the Forest," carrying a log to to raise awareness of the vital role of the Pacific rainforests in moderating climate change and to reconnect the fragments to restore the once contiguous forest buffer. Even fragmented, Pacific rainforests sequester more carbon than any other forests on earth....
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 4:12PM
Historic Gathering – Legal Defense for Water Protectors - April 2, 2017
I was blessed to receive an invite to this wonderful fundraiser. We all gathered at 2p.m. and we did not leave until 5p.m. There were more than 150 of us!...
Posted: Mon Apr 3, 2017 1:32PM
City Council to Vote on Resolution in Support of Standing Rock
Measure prefaces divestment coalition’s push to move city funds out of DAPL banks...
Posted: Sat Apr 1, 2017 10:10AM
How Battles Over Sacred Sites Have Revived Ohlone Culture
Have you ever wondered what the East Bay was like before colonization? In the new episode of East Bay Yesterday, Corrina Gould shares knowledge of how her ancestors, the Ohlone people, maintained a relatively peaceful culture here for thousands of years. Although this history was nearly wiped out, struggles to protect sacred shellmound sites—some of them older than the Egyptian pyramids—have sparked a movement to honor this region’s original inhabitants and reclaim “lost” languages, crafts an...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:33PM
California Dungeness Crab Fishery Catches Record Number of Whales
West Coast Whale Entanglements in 2016 Broke Record for Third Straight Year...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:44PM
Court Overturns Government Refusal to Protect Rare Coastal Marten
Mink-like Marten Threatened by Logging, Pesticides, Climate Change...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:07PM
As Trump’s EPA abandons protections, Farmworker communities call on California to ban brain-harming chlorpyrifos
Concerned residents hold Cesar Chavez Day events across the state...
Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00PM
City of Santa Cruz: Ban Gas-powered and High Noise Leaf Blowers
Make Santa Cruz healthier for our residents! Please ban gas-powered leaf blowers and high noise leaf blowers above 55 decibels....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:37PM