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text Big Oil Permanently Poisons 2 Million Gallons of California Water Each Day - by Californians Against Fracking
LOS ANGELES – At City Hall on August 13, City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles residents and California climate and water experts called on Big Oil to stop wasting California’s water. During the worst drought in the state’s recent history, the oil and gas industry is permanently destroying millions of gallons of water and drilling deeper into the earth, threatening dwindling groundwater supplies by using fracking and other water-intensive extraction processes.
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:29AM
text Lawsuit Launched to Halt Destruction of 14,000 Acres of Condor Habitat at Tejon Ranch - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Condor advocates, conservationists and American Indians this week notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service they intend to sue over the agency’s approval of a “habitat conservation plan” that will destroy 14,000 acres of designated critical habitat for the California condor, one of the world’s most endangered birds. The habitat is entirely located on Tejon Ranch, north of Los Angeles, and will be destroyed by the development of the proposed Tejon Mountain Village re...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:50PM
image 2014 World Maritime Day ~ ALC ~ Congressional Black Caucus Weekend 120_photo_70_.jpg original image ( 960x1280) - by Khubaka, Michael Harris
First steam vessel in California, owned by the "African Founding Father of California" will help restore confidence in today's expanded US ~ Pan African Global Trade and Commerce. During the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Sept. 24-27, 2014, in solidarity with the IMO ~ World Maritime Day traditional diplomatic reception, stay tuned for official notice for 25 September 2014 and in Washington, D.C. ~ the California party indeed is seen. "It starts with you" is the theme for the 4...
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:28PM
image A Farm Worker Union Emerging in Whatcom and Skagit Counties 120_campesinopoderfu.jpg original image ( 960x720) - by repost from karani
“There is no organization out there or anybody that can offer us protection, so we have to do it ourselves.” –Felimon Pineda, VP, Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:49AM
image Save the Sespe Petition Draws 2,000 Supporters 120_sespe_2.jpg original image ( 1024x768) - by Save the Sespe
A controversial proposal to frack the Sespe wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest sparked a massive petition effort by local residents concerned about high-risk oil and gas drilling near the federally-protected wilderness area.
Posted: Thu Jun 5, 2014 11:11AM
image Cows, Rice Fields and Big Agriculture Consume Well Over 90% of California's Water 120_showerhead.jpg original image ( 310x230) - by Guy T. Saperstein, Alternet
Low-flow showerheads help save much less water than people think. Most people shower once a day and use an average of 14 gallons of water. You could save more water by reducing your beef intake by one pound than by not showering for six months!
Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:40PM
document Formal Protest Filed With BLM Against Nevada Fracking Proposal battle_mtn_o_and_g_lease_sale_protest.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
LAS VEGAS— The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a formal administrative protest (see PDF) on an upcoming oil and gas lease sale in Nevada that, according to the Bureau of Land Management, could open up more than 174,000 acres of public lands to fracking. The sale, slated for July 17, would offer up 102 areas near the towns of Tonopah and Austin in north-central Nevada.
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:26PM
text Global Warming Is Worsening Water Scarcity in California - by Environment California
Los Angeles, CA -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Global Change Research Program published the third National Climate Assessment. The report found that nationally, average U.S. temperature has increased 1.5 degrees since 1895, and global warming is worsening water scarcity in California.
Posted: Thu May 8, 2014 4:09PM
text Coalition Responds to Idaho’s Motion to Dimiss Ag Gag Lawsuit - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BOISE — Last week, national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU), and Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a response to the state of Idaho’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed earlier this spring in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. In March 2014, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the enviro...
Posted: Wed May 7, 2014 8:51AM
image Santa Barbara County Fracking Ban will be on November Ballot 120_santa_barbara_water_guardians_fracking_ban.jpg original image ( 1536x2048) - by Fracking News
On May 1, Santa Barbara residents turned in 20,000 signatures to the county elections office which they hope will qualify a fracking ban initiative on the November 2014 ballot.
Posted: Mon May 5, 2014 8:21AM
text Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law - by ACLU
MILWAUKEE — A federal court today struck down Wisconsin's voter ID law as unconstitutional and in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenged the law on behalf of numerous Wisconsin voters, charging the measure violated the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:13PM
text Anti-Fascist prisoner, Cody Lee Sutherlin is getting out! - by Tinley Park 5 support
Cody Lee Sutherlin is one of 5 anti-racist activists who took part in emphatically stopping a meeting of white supremacists at a restaurant in Tinley Park, IL. He is now getting out after spending over 2 years in an Illinois state prison. Help us secure a release fund for Cody Lee Sutherlin.
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:13PM
image Jury awards $3 million in first fracking case 120_bob_lisa_emma_parr_wedding_day.jpg original image ( 550x401) - by TXsharon
Today, a jury of their peers awarded Bob and Lisa Parr $3 million dollars in their fracking lawsuit against Aruba Petroleum.
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:10PM
text Cody Lee Sutherlin is getting out! - by Tinley Park 5 Support
Cody Lee Sutherlin is one of 5 anti-racist activists who took part in emphatically stopping a meeting of white supremacists at a restaurant in Tinley Park, IL. He is now getting out after spending over 2 years in an Illinois state prison. Help us secure a release fund for Cody Lee Sutherlin.
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:28PM
image Approval of LNG Exports Means More Money for Big Oil and Gas, More Fracking In U.S. 120_fracking-tower.jpg original image ( 432x286) - by Food & Water Watch
House Subcommittee’s Approval of LNG Exports Means More Money for Big Oil and Gas, More Fracking In U.S. Communities
Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:00PM
image Trona, Bloody Trona 120_kfcftronaflyer.jpg original image ( 400x521) - by Mike Rhodes
Trona, Bloody Trona A book review by Mike Rhodes
Posted: Mon Apr 7, 2014 9:16PM
image California Sunset: Future Of Fracking And Farming 120_capradio_sources.jpg original image ( 1200x1191) - by Tomas DiFiore
From Sunset Travel Magazine April Issue, Future of Fracking in California: The weakest links in the safety chain, according to experts, are the steel casings and cement that line the wells underground. They’re designed to isolate harmful chemicals from the surrounding environment, but they’re far from infallible 6 to 7 percent of new wells drilled failed within 3 years by “compromised structural integrity,” according to Ingraffea’s research. STOP. Now look at where the quotes appear...
Posted: Tue Apr 1, 2014 2:41PM
document Gov. Brown Urged to Investigate Missing Acidizing Reports for Oil Industry Activity letter_to_gov_brown.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity called on Gov. Jerry Brown on March 26 to investigate why dozens of legally required notices of a dangerous oil industry practice called “acidizing” are missing from the reporting website of a California agency responsible for collecting information on hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and other risky techniques used in oil and gas extraction. Acidizing uses dangerous acids to dissolve underground rock formations and release oil and gas.
Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:53PM
image FracNatural The Unconventional Energy Boost 120_1977_2013.jpg original image ( 1500x1245) - by Tomas DiFiore
Two studies: One study is based on algorithms of expansion under economic models with unquantified terms such as 'prudent development' of the Monterey Shale. And one study is based on the geologic strata, actual well numbers, production records per well, core analysis by industry logs, source rocks vs migration and trapping timescales, production trends over the course of time, maturity of fields and known reservoir assets vs new exploration, and shifting company profiles and investments.
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:44PM
text Audubon California derides San Joaquin water bill (HR 3964) as ‘nothing but a step back’ - by Audubon California
San Francisco, CA - Audubon California on February 4 voiced strong opposition to a cynical legislative effort to take advantage of the ongoing drought to derail California water policy and environmental protections. House Resolution 3964, which is being rushed to the floor Wednesday without committee debate, would overturn years of negotiations over Central Valley water policy that have balanced the interests of communities, agriculture, and the environment.
Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:26PM

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