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calendar Flood Wall Street West-- Mass March & Action to Shut Down Climate Profiteers - by sparki@riseup.net
Justin Herman Plaza 1 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105
Event Date:Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:00AM
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:17PM
image Reclamation will slash lower American River flows to only 800 cfs 120_800_american.jpg original image ( 800x533) - by Dan Bacher
Over the past 3 years during a record drought, the Bureau of Reclamation and California Department of Water Resources have systematically drained Folsom Reservoir, along with Trinity Reservoir on the Trinity River, Shasta Lake on the Sacramento River and Lake Oroville on the Feather River, to export subsidized water to corporate agribusiness interests on the westside of the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California water agencies and oil companies conducting fracking and other extreme oil extra...
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:52PM
document "The Safe Communities, Parks and Schools Act of 2016" Filing Announced californians-for-safer-communities-initiative.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by via Californians for Safer Communities
Californians for Safer Communities desires to improve our communities and parks through reasonable and common-sense policies that emphasize the importance of public safety and sustainable environmental practices.
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:20PM
text State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, August 24, 2015 - Late Friday, state officials responded — and again signaled delay — on implementing restrictions for the use of the cancer-causing pesticide Telone. This comes on the heals of repeated requests to end the practice of “banking” allowances for hazardous pesticide use from year-to-year. And across the state, children are returning to school, some of them in very close proximity to fields where heavy amounts of the Telone are used.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02PM
document Judge denies Westlands' request to block higher Trinity River flows judge_o_neill_s_aug._26_decision.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Dan Bacher
"The potential harm to the Plaintiffs from the potential, but far from certain, loss of added water supply in 2015 or 2016 does not outweigh the potentially catastrophic damage that 'more likely than not' will occur to this year’s salmon runs in the absence of the 2015 FARs," ruled Judge O'Neill.
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:53PM
image California Democratic Party Passes Resolution To Protect Los Padres National Forest 120_sespe_wilderness.jpg original image ( 800x600) - by Save the Sespe
At the California Democratic Party’s Executive Board Meeting this month, state party officials voted to adopt an official resolution protecting the Los Padres National Forest from the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing.
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:02AM
image Protesters slam LA funding of Delta tunnels for Big Ag tycoons 120_11049609_740496382745205_9054080734318720544_n_1_1.jpg original image ( 960x720) - by Dan Bacher
"Resnick, a billionaire agriculture tycoon who controls vast amounts of California water, is pushing the controversial tunnels in an attempt to secure more water for Central Valley corporate agriculture interests and dupe Californians into paying for massive tunnels that won’t secure new water for Angelenos," said Brenna Norton of Food and Water Watch, who spoke at the protest. "Food & Water Watch estimates the average household could be charged as much as $5000 to pay for the project." ...
Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:15AM
text Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan Set for Two Unique Bay Area Plants - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recovery plans (see PDF) today for the pallid manzanita, a fire-adapted shrub with only two naturally occurring populations remaining in the world — in Alameda and Contra Costa counties — and Baker’s larkspur, an attractive purple wildflower with only one small remaining population, in western Marin County.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:57PM
image Big Oil spent $6.2 million lobbying CA officials in year's first six months 120_big_oil_disguise.jpg original image ( 480x480) - by Dan Bacher
In California environmental politics now, there is no bigger issue than than the capture of the regulatory apparatus by the regulated, including Big Oil, agribusiness, developers, the timber industry and other corporate interests. This is why fishermen, Tribal leaders, family farmers, environmentalists and grassroots Californians must relentlessly expose and fight this regulatory capture in order to restore our rivers, oceans, fisheries and the public trust - and support state and national ca...
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:13PM
image Documents reveal state plans for seizure of Delta farms to build tunnels 120_sacramento_river_clarksburg___1_1.jpg original image ( 525x350) - by Dan Bacher
“The most disturbing aspect of the documents are that the Brown Administration and water exporters don’t trust Californians,” said Conner Everts with the Southern California Watershed Alliance. “Why do they feel the need to “fool” Californians? To advance their deeply flawed multi-billion-dollar tunneling experimental export plan.” Photo of the Sacramento River near Clarksburg by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:30AM
image Restore the Delta sends public comments video to Obama and Jewell 120_jerry_brown_1.jpg original image ( 599x337) - by Dan Bacher
"Outside the sham public hearing a video crew recorded comment directly from the 300 people who came to express their concerns," according to Restore the Delta. "Their concern centered on the proposed 40-foot tunnels to be dug beneath the Delta that will suck freshwater from the Sacramento River that every farmer, resident, and vanishing species in the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary needs for survival."
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:47AM
image Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Officers Raid San Lorenzo Valley Cannabis Gardens 120_cutdown-cannabis-plant_8-14-15.jpg original image ( 1400x1050) - by Bradley Allen
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart and the Marijuana Compliance Team are operating in violation of County cannabis cultivation law.
Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:25PM
image Converge for direct actions and Knowland Park Defence Fest and Campout! 120_knowland_park_defence_map_1.jpg original image ( 1276x582) - by Defend Knowland Park
Converge for Direct Actions and a music festival to Defend Knowland Park, the Animals, and the working class from the Oakland Zoo!
Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:45PM
document New report: California fracking operations use 197 unique chemicals california_s_fracking_fluids_the_chemical_recipe_ewg_2015.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Dan Bacher
A report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) on August 12 helps to counter oil industry claims that fracking is "safe" and doesn't cause harm to the environment, since it documents the use of 197 unique chemicals used in fracking operations in the state.
Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:01PM
image Direct actions to defend Knowland Park against fencing and development begin in Oakland, CA! 120_knowland_park_defence_map.jpg original image ( 1276x582) - by Defend Knowland Park
Defend Knowland Park supports and encourages autonomous non-violent direct actions to slow and hopefully stop the privitization of 56 acres, cutting of over 400 native and non-native trees, and neo-colonial gentrification of Oakland. As we have stated before, we need to resist the destructive and gentrifying Zoo development to protect the animals, land, and neighborhood. We invite everyone who feels compassionate about environmental justice, animal rights, and tenant rights to join us, organi...
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:06PM
image Driscolls, The Strike And Struggle For Labor & Human Rights At San Quintin, Baja Mexico 120_san_quintin_workers_march.jpeg original image ( 300x168) - by Labor Video Project
Gloria Gracida Martinez a spokesperson for the Alliance of National, State and Municipal Organizations and a teacher spoke a the San Francisco Labor Council about the struggle of the San Quintin farmworkers and their families fight for justice and human rights.
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:10PM
text Legal Petition Calls for Federal Inspection of California's Aging Offshore Pipelines - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— Seeking to avert another devastating offshore oil spill, the Center for Biological Diversity today formally petitioned (see PDF) the federal government to inspect all pipelines off the coast of California for corrosion and other damage.
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2015 2:42PM
image As the drought rages on, so do the fires! The Rocky Fire 120_img_3968.jpg original image ( 1600x1067) - by D. Boyer
As the drought rages on so do the wildfires. The Rocky Fire has grown beyond expectations, and has been one of the State's most erratic fires.
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2015 9:03AM
image Tribes Slam Federal Water Plan for Klamath River 120_hoopa_tribe_vivienna_orcutt.jpg original image ( 6016x4000) - by Dan Bacher
"It's now come to the 11th hour and we're still entertaining arm chair quarterback approaches to protecting Klamath-Trinity River fish," said Mike Orcutt, Fisheries Director for the Hoopa Valley Tribe, noting that BOR will finalize its EA on Friday, August 7. Photo courtesy of Vivienna Orcutt, Hoopa Valley Tribe.
Posted: Wed Aug 5, 2015 11:36AM
image Coast Dairies National Monument? - Not So Fast 120_coast_dairies_ted_benhari.jpg original image ( 2048x1175) - by via Friends of the North Coast
A petition has been initiated by the group Friends of the North Coast calling on Representative Eshoo and Senator Boxer to complete a detailed environmental review and develop a "regional approach" for managing the properties proposed for National Monument protection in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The project is currently being called, "Coast Dairies National Monument." "National Monument status will not add any legal protections that do not already exist, and the resulting overuse could seriou...
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 4:21PM

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