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Sacramento activists sing "No Fracking No Way" at protest - by Dan Bacher
People gathered at 18 coordinated "Clean Not Extreme" events that were a part of a statewide day of action following the release of a statewide study on fracking and oil well stimulation in California. These actions demonstrated mounting public opposition to fracking and other extreme oil extraction methods and increasing support for a pathway to 100% clean energy, according to Californians Against Fracking. Photo of Raging Grannies singing in front of the Department of Conservation by Dan...
Posted: Sat Aug 1, 2015 5:50PM
Protesters sing, wave signs and blast Delta tunnels at "open house' - by Dan Bacher
"Right now the existing water projects continue to damage our ecology," said Caleeen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. "They have already harmed our fish and driven them to extinction. The tunnels will only complete the job. The tunnels that they want to build are large enough to divert the entire Sacramento River." Photo: Chief Caleen Sisk at the protest against the Delta Tunnels in front of the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento on July 28. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:36PM
Large Oil Slick Observed Off California Coast Near Santa Barbara - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— Emergency officials are responding to a 2-mile oil sheen off the California coast near the town of Goleta in Santa Barbara County. The slick extends to Platform Holly, an offshore drilling platform.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:45AM
Proposition 47 Deserves Fair Chance to Transform Judicial System - by Steve Pleich
Prop 47 Offers Real Criminal Justice Reform
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:29PM
30th Annual Ohlone Day - by
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park 101 Big Trees Park Road, Felton (Highway 9 entrance)
Event Date:Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:00AM
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:25AM
Revisited former Drakes Bay Oyster Company location - by D. Boyer
I visited the former Drakes Bay Oyster Company location to get an update.
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:27AM
California's biggest "secret" - oil industry capture of the regulatory apparatus - by Dan Bacher
Big Oil spent an amazing $266 million influencing California politics from 2005 to 2014, according to an analysis of California Secretary of State data by StopFoolingCA.org, an online and social media public education and awareness campaign that highlights oil companies’ efforts to “mislead and confuse Californians.” The industry spent $112 million of this money on lobbying and the other $154 million on political campaigns.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:49AM
0.1% Power Elite 'owl worshippers' meeting now in secret at California's Bohemian Grove (audio/mpeg 51.8MB) - by Tony Gosling, Martin Summers
Interview with Sociology Professor Peter Phillips from Sonoma County University, California, USA – founder of Project Censored & author of dissertation: A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club (1994) – he discusses Bohemian Grove where rich and influential men, including politicians, meet once a year to have fun and network
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:13AM
Two Oakland Activists Accused of Freeing Animals Are Charged as Terrorists - by Will Potter, Green Is the New Red
The FBI arrested two animal rights activists today for allegedly freeing mink and other animals from fur farms, and vandalizing the property of animal-abusing businesses.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:56PM
Pathways Report: Policy Options for Regulating Marijuana in California - by Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy
The Pathways Report, released on July 21, 2015, provides the broad recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission for Marijuana Policy. The report draws from the research and public forums of the Blue Ribbon Commission to provide a comprehensive view of the strategies, policy goals, and policy options available to Californians as they consider the legalization and taxation of marijuana policy.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:13PM
Court Order Sought to Force Disclosure of California Pesticide Spraying - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Public-health and environmental groups, along with the city of Berkeley, are seeking a court order on Friday to require that a California agency publicly disclose and analyze any pesticide spraying it conducts that poses risks to people, wildlife or the environment. The groups are asking a Sacramento court for a preliminary injunction to require that the California Department of Food and Agriculture follow state environmental laws when spraying harmful pesticides. This s...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55PM
Conservation groups slam Delta tunnels as Jerry Brown grandstands at Vatican - by Dan Bacher
“Governor Brown and the tunnel-promoting agencies have a bad case of tunnel vision, and have ignored all requests for a Delta plan with true alternatives that reduce fresh water diversions and protect the Delta,” said Robert Wright, senior counsel for Friends of the River. “The Environmental Water Caucus developed a Responsible Exports Plan alternative and handed it to BDCP agencies on a silver platter. Other agencies ranging from the National Academy of Sciences to the Environmental Pr...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:06PM
Jerry Brown gushes about "fighting climate change" at Vatican as he fracks California - by Dan Bacher
"We urge Pope Francis to send a clear message to Brown and other elected officials that fracking—in California, in Europe, or elsewhere—has no place in his vision for a greener planet," said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe. Photo: Governor Brown delivers remarks at Vatican climate change symposium. Photo courtesy of Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:34PM
New report reveals retiring toxic farmland would save water, money - by Dan Bacher
“California needs to balance water demands with the realities of its supply, which means retiring inappropriate farmland,” said Adam Scow, California Director at Food & Water Watch. “Retiring toxic farmland in Westlands is a commonsense step toward protecting our overstretched and dwindling water supply.”
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:31AM
Petition: Institute a one mile buffer zone between schools and spraying pesticides - by via change.org
Institute a 1 mile buffer zone between schools and spraying pesticides and at least a week's notice to schools before spraying begins. Sign petition: https://www.change.org/p/institute-a-1-mile-buffer-zone-between-schools-and-spraying-pesicides-and-at-least-a-week-s-notice-to-schools-before-spraying-begins
Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:19PM
California Regulatory Bills on Medical Cannabis - by Americans for Safe Access
The California legislature has a full plate this year when it comes to medical cannabis
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:16PM
California Rodeo Salinas Bans Cameras to Prevent Documentation of Animal Cruelty and Death - by Last Chance for Animals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday/July 17, 2015
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:39PM
The Dark History of the California Bear Flag: An Interview with Alex Abella (audio/mpeg 8.0MB) - by Dump the California Bear Flag
Alex Abella is a journalist and author. His article for the Los Angeles Times called California, it's time to dump the Bear Flag, tells the history of California’s Bear Flag and its origins in a racist revolt.
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:15PM
Groups Demand More Time for Review of Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels Plan - by Dan Bacher
The letter concluded, "In sum, the current comment period is inadequate because it fails to provide members of the public with adequate time for review. The proposed project is the most controversial public works project in California history. It is extremely complicated and the subject of voluminous analysis in the form of project justification and advocacy."
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:42AM
Graphic TV Commercials Accuse Salinas Rodeo of Animal Cruelty, Ask Viewers Not to Attend (video/mp4 5.7MB) - by Last Chance for Animals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday/July 16, 2015
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:16PM