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document Clean Water Groups Highlight Progress for Monterey Bay, Call for More Success Stories waterways_restored_monterey_bay.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Environment California
Santa Cruz, CA-On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report (see PDF) tells the story of how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect Monterey Bay, funding conservation for a key tract of land upstream.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:43PM
image Goliath Gets Bigger: Prop. 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 million 120_pledge_to_vote_no_on_prop._1_.jpg original image ( 715x713) - by Dan Bacher
The Yes on Prop. 1 contributions feature millions of dollars from billionaires, corporate agribusiness, Big Oil and and the tobacco industry - corporate interests that all expect a big return for their "investment" in the corrupt "play to pay" politics that rules California today.
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:44PM
image Sierra Club Opposes Ferrini Ranch Project in Monterey County 120_ferrini_ranch_monterey_county.jpg original image ( 700x525) - by Monterey County News
The Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club on October 21 submitted a letter to the Monterey Planning Commission opposing the Ferrini Ranch project proposed near Highway 68 near Toro Park in Monterey County.
Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:28PM
image Chief Caleen Sisk: It's All One Big Project 120_water_is_sacred.jpg original image ( 400x400) - by Dan Bacher
"It does not make sense that people are separating the water puzzle into individual pieces, such as: the raising of Shasta Dam, Proposition 1, the Delta tunnels, BDCP, Sites Reservoir, Temperance Flat, CALFED, Delta Vision, BDCP, OCAP, the Bay Delta, Trinity/Klamath Rivers, the Sacramento River, the San Joaquin River, and water rights," said Chief Sisk. "It is all one BIG Project."
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:46PM
image New OCS Oil And Gas Lease Options And Global Offshore Energy Resources 120_usa_6_likely_ecs_3_maybe_west_coast.jpg original image ( 1200x1005) - by Tomas DiFiore
The plan at BOEM is to extend the OCS thereby opening up new lease areas off the coasts of North Carolina, and other Atlantic Seaboard States, and if possible politically, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. It's got to sound good – nationwide. And as you may have recently read, headlines around the nation state oil rigs are beneficial to undersea creatures sustaining 1,000 percent more fish than natural habitats! That's not what the researchers and authors of the new report actual...
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:42AM
image Contributions to Yes on Prop. 1 and 2 campaigns rise to over $13 million 120__850_000_by_agribusiness_1.jpg original image ( 525x350) - by Dan Bacher
Corporate agribusiness interests, the largest users of federal and state water project water exported through the Delta pumping facilities, have donated a total of $850,000 to the Yes on Prop. 1 campaign. The California Farm Bureau Federation contributed $250,000 and the Western Growers Service Association donated $250,000. Stewart Resnick, the Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoon, owner of Paramount Farms and largest orchard fruit grower in the world, contributed $150,000 and the California...
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:16PM
image Hoopa Valley Tribe Opposes Proposition 1 120_hoopa_valley_tribe_.jpg original image ( 601x365) - by Dan Bacher
The Hoopa Valley Tribe joins the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Pulga Rancheria Concow Maidu Indians and a broad coalition of fishing groups, grassroots environmental organizations, family farmers, consumer organizations and a labor union in opposition to Prop. 1.
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:16PM
text Lawsuit Challenges Freeway-focused Merced Transportation Plan - by Center for Biological Diversity
MERCED, Calif.— The Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit in Merced Superior Court today to challenge approval of a transportation and development plan that invests heavily in highways. The plan would dramatically increase air pollution, urban sprawl and greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:54PM
image Big Oil spends big money to stop fracking ban in Santa Barbara County 120_10349892_10152849099471554_1114407774871886671_n.jpg original image ( 526x194) - by Dan Bacher
The stakes are huge in this campaign by grassroots activists to stop fracking and other environmentally destructive oil extraction techniques. Documents recently obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity reveal that almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater were illegally dumped into Central California aquifers that supply drinking water and irrigation water for farms.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:43PM
calendar Bees Swarm Santa Cruz w/ new graphic "Sucked Dry: Drought and Privatization" 120_toursched__5_.jpg original image ( 1650x1729) - by Sakura Saunders
Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St.
Event Date:Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:46AM
image Governor Reveals True Intent of Prop. 1 - the Brown Water Plan 120_brown_water_plan.jpeg original image ( 554x686) - by Dan Bacher
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla noted that Proposition 1 is closely allied to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, a Brown scheme that is a reprise of the Peripheral Canal. The BDCP would authorize the construction of two gigantic trans-Delta tunnels that would devastate the Delta, cost $70 billion or more, and benefit corporate San Joaquin Valley farmers at the expense of citizen ratepayers.
Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:25AM
image The Home of the Free Speech Movement Suppresses Freedom of Speech 120_slide3.jpg original image ( 416x538) - by Dan Bacher
"We were there Tuesday because the administration shut down the event about the privatization of a natural resource, water, at the site of resistance against the privatization of land," said Paula Jaramillo of Students for Engaged and Active Learning (SEAL). "We were shut down by someone who actively privatizes life itself through patenting GMOs."
Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:14PM
text ALDF Petitions California to Regulate Greenhouse Emissions from Animal Agriculture - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — On October 16, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a formal rulemaking petition with the California Air Resources Board to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture, as it does for the energy and transportation sectors. The petition calls on the agency to require factory farms to report greenhouse gas emissions to the Air Resources Board, which will “cap” these emissions. California’s groundbreaking cap-and-trade program stems ...
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:19PM
image Lawsuit to Protect Pinto Abalone From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change and Poaching 120_pinto_abalone_alaska_department_of_fish_and_game_fpwc.jpg original image ( 376x450) - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Conservation groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today of their intent to sue the agency for delaying Endangered Species Act protection for the pinto abalone, an approximately six-inch snail with an iridescent inner shell that was once common in rocky, intertidal coasts from Alaska to Baja California.
Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:27PM
image Big Oil Company Donates $250,000 to Yes on Proposition 1 Campaign 120_donkeyhotey_jerry_brown-285x350_1.jpg original image ( 285x350) - by Dan Bacher
It’s hard not to see the irony of a big oil company contributing $250,000 to a campaign for a water bond that allocates $900 million for alleged “groundwater sustainability” less than two weeks after the Center for Biological Diversity released state documents revealing that almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater were illegally dumped into Central California aquifers that supply drinking water and irrigation water for farms. Graphic of Jerry Brown courtesy of Red, Green...
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:47AM
image Obama Selling Out California to Westlands Water District 120_bill_jennings.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
Bill Jennings, the chairman and executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, observed the deal is bad for many water contractors, not just fisheries and the environment. “It would give Westlands a permanent water contract before all Endangered Species Act litigation is completed,” said Jennings. “In effect, this gives Westlands a leg up over other south-of-Delta contractors.” Photo of (center) Bill Jennings slamming Governor Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion w...
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:10AM
document EASTWEST #5: An Anarchist Newspaper newa-5.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by EASTWEST
EastWest is a free anarchist newspaper distributed from libraries to liquor stores, laundry mats to infoshops, across the bay area. Email us for copies if you cannot find one.
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:11AM
image CREDO Action urges NO vote on Prop. 1, the California Water Bond 120_bill_jennings_1.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
CREDO joins Food and Water Watch and AFSCME 57 in opposing Prop. 1. The Con argument for Prop. 1 on the Progressive Voter Guide states: "Proposition 1 is an expensive and unfair taxpayer giveaway to special interests that won’t solve the drought or help secure our water future. It allocates over $3.6 billion, without oversight by the legislature, to build dams and pay for water transfers for corporate agribusiness. Prop 1 with interest will cost CA taxpayers $14.4 billion or $360 million pe...
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:54PM
text Oct. 15th is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls for Action to Safeguard California Sea Turtles from the Driftnet Fishery off California's Shores
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:05PM
image Brown Regime Gets Ugly Over State Water Project Contract Extension 120_brown_water_plan.jpeg original image ( 554x686) - by Dan Bacher
Carolee Krieger, the executive director of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), said the contract extension “is the equivalent of being told in the 20th year of your 30 year mortgage that you have to add another 30 years to pay for undisclosed costs, or else you will lose your home.”
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:12PM

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