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Proposed Bill Major Step Forward for Preventing Fiery Oil Train Derailments - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— In response to the recent spate of fiery derailments that have highlighted the dangers posed by oil trains, Senators Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash.), Dianne Feinstein, (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wis.), and Patricia Murray, (D-Wash.), have proposed a bill that would remove the most dangerous tank cars from service, increase track inspections, and help to ensure that first responders have the equipment needed to respond to derailments.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:51PM
New Report Links World's Most Commonly Used Herbicide to Cancer - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A new report by the World Health Organization has linked the world’s most commonly used herbicides to cancer. Glyphosate — widely known as Roundup and marketed by Monsanto — has also been linked to the decline of many wildlife species, including the monarch butterfly. The WHO determined that glyphosate and two other insecticides, malathion and diazinon, are “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:49PM
Obama Administration's Weak New Fracking Rule Endangers Public Lands, Climate - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Interior Secretary Sally Jewell today released a weak new rule for hydraulic fracturing on public lands that does little to reduce fracking pollution’s dangerous contribution to global warming and damage to America’s air, water and wildlife.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:44AM
PG&E and CPUC Colluded to Hide Smart Meter Overcharging & Conflict of Interest - by Josh Hart
EMF Safety Network has reported on new e-mails that have been discovered between the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) regarding the study that was conducted by the Structure Group in 2010 purporting to prove the accuracy of smart meters. The study was used to reassure thousands of Californians that their new smart meter and new, inflated bills, were accurate, and not overcharging them.
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:14PM
Another Oil Train Derails and Catches Fire in Ontario - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOGAMA, Ont.— An oil train derailed and caught fire early this morning in Ontario near the town of Gogama, the second such incident in Ontario in three weeks, and the fourth oil train wreck in North America in the same time period. Since Feb. 14, there have also been fiery oil train derailments in West Virginia and Illinois. The Illinois wreck occurred just two days ago, and the fire from that incident is still burning.
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 10:32PM
Where Does California’s Foie Gras Law Stand After Faulty Federal Ruling Overturned Ban? - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
January 9, 2015
Posted: Sat Mar 7, 2015 8:26PM
Hermosa Beach Voters Win Limits to Harmful Oil Development - by Californians Against Fracking
In La Habra Heights, residents remain committed to stopping extreme oil extraction and vote against Measure O, which would have overturned a longtime ban on oil drilling.
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 4:50PM
Hermosa Beach Voters Defeat Measure to Overturn Oil Drilling Ban - by Dan Bacher
“Despite the oil industry’s aggressive efforts, the people of Hermosa Beach voted to protect their communities, their air, their water and their health from further exposure to the risks of dangerous oil drilling,” said Adam Scow of Californians Against Fracking and California Director of Food & Water Watch. “The victory is yet another example of how Californians are standing up in growing numbers to protect their homes, schools and our state’s vulnerable water supplies."
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:20PM
NPR Report Blasts CA Labor Officials For Selling Out And Betraying Injured Workers And WC - by repost
In an NPR report California labor officials are blasted for supporting so called "reforms" of worker compensation that have seriously harmed injured workers. CA Fed Secretary Treasurer Art Purlaski and Angie Wei who is legislative director of the California Federation of Labor colluded with the insurance industry to deregulate workers compensation and allowed insurance companies to harm seriously injured California workers.
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2015 8:36AM
Facebook Racially Profiles Native American Traditional Last Names - by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
Native Advocate Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney discusses the racial profiling by Facebook against Native Americans, who use their traditional Native last names on Facebook and then deactivate their accounts claiming that are NOT Natives and are using phony, bogus last names.
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:49PM
Feds Allow Lawsuit To Shut Down Diablo Canyon To Proceed - by Michael Steinberg
On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:05PM
Bells Across the Land: Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom - by khubaka, michael harris
On April 9, 1865, Union Genearl Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate General Robert E. Lee to set the terms of the Confederate Army surrender, beginning the end the US Civil War, the symbolic ending of four years of bloodsheed and America's Peculicar Institution.
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:30AM
It Is Time For Native People To Resolve Our Own Issues And Problems-By Mike Raccoon Eyes - by Mike Raccoon Eyes
It Is Time For Native People To Resolve Our Own Issues And Problems.
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:51PM
CBP Unveils Body-Worn Camera Testing Locations - by American Civil Liberties Union
WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection today unveiled the locations where it will begin its pilot testing of body-worn cameras. The pilot marks the latest effort by CBP to respond to the concerns of border residents about the alarming trend of excessive use of force incidents by its officers and agents.
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:54PM
Hyatt "hotel" built in residential district in California by billionaire Pritzker family - by Social Jutice
Billionaire Anthony Pritzker heir to the Hyatt Hotel family fortune built a 53,000 square foot home completely under the radar. This home which looks like a grand hotel resort and spa is actually home to him, his wife and three kids. He built his own private "Hyatt Hotel" in Bel Air, California in a residential district so he could throw huge lavish commercial events. How was he able to build this without public review? Contacts and campaign contributions.
Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:42PM
San Luis Obispo City to Send Letter of Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.—The San Luis Obispo City Council authorized city staff Tuesday night to send a letter opposing the Santa Maria Phillips 66 rail spur project, which would bring mile-long oil trains carrying 2.5 million gallons of crude nearly every day through San Luis Obispo. The letter will be sent from Mayor Jan Marx to the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission on behalf of the city, urging it to reject the project.
Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:56PM
Exploitative Capitalist Brandishes Dildo at City Council in Santa Barbara - by John Brown Memorial Abolition Campaign
John Webby of Webby Candies waved a sex toy around despite objection from Mayor Helene Schneider of Santa Barbara, ranting about the homeless. Investigation implicates his business in questionable practices possibly implicated in child slave labor.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:31PM
Sespe Fracking Hearing Draws Crowd - by Save the Sespe
Locals ask DOGGR to "do the science before you do the fracking"
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:58PM
Sierra Club Condemns State Injection Well Practices, Calls for Investigation - by Sierra Club California Press Release
SACRAMENTO—On February 6, the Associated Press reported that more than 2,500 injection wells that put aquifers that are federally protected or provide drinking water at risk in California have been permitted by a California agency. At least 46 percent of those—or 1,172—have been permitted in the last four years.
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:50AM
Aii Native Diabetes Prevention Conference - by Pete Verral
American Indian/Alaska Native and Canadian First Nation health activists meet to combat diabetes.
Posted: Sun Feb 8, 2015 3:22PM