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California Report Finds 'Systemic Problems' in Oversight of L.A.-area Oil Wells - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— California oil regulators today released a report that found “systemic problems” in the state’s regulation of oil industry underground injection in the Los Angeles area. The report admits that oil companies have been allowed to drill wells and begin injecting fluid underground before any assessment of contamination risks to underground water supplies in and around America's second-largest city.
Posted: Fri Oct 9, 2015 3:23PM
How do we honor wisdom from the elders, Ben Burkett ~ Federation of Southern Cooperatives - by Beverly Bell
Ben Burkett, a global representative of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, continues to travel the globe sharing an essential story, good stewardship of the land requires work, study and prayer. 26th National Bioneers Conference and 5th Annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardner's Conference in Northern California is the next stop for Ben... How do we honor the wisdom from our elders?
Posted: Wed Oct 7, 2015 9:13AM
Court: EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters From Aquatic Invasive Species - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANN ARBOR, Mich.— In a 3-0 decision that has ramifications for waters across the country — from Long Island Sound to the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico to San Francisco Bay — the U.S. Court of Appeals’ 2nd Circuit today ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed its responsibility under the Clean Water Act to protect U.S. waters from aquatic invasive species introduced by ship’s ballast water discharge. Ballast water invaders cost citizens, businesses, industry an...
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 4:52PM
Author Anita Wills announces release of book, A Nation of Flaws JustUs in the Homeland - by Anita L Wills
Author Anita Wills announces the release of her book, A Nation of Flaws JustUs in the Homeland. The book is an indepth look at the state of the American Justice System and its treatment of African Americans.
Posted: Sun Oct 4, 2015 5:55PM
UC Intolerance Principles A Step in the Right Direction - by via Jewish Voice for Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace commends the University of California for discussing anti-Semitism in the context of racism, Islamophobia, and other forms of bigotry
Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:26AM
Court Ruling Means Greater Protections for California Sea Otters - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— A judge on Friday upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to end its program that relocated California sea otters from a significant portion of southern California coastal waters, important to the survival of the species, to an island off the coast with the goal of creating a second healthy population. As a part of this program, the Fish and Wildlife Service created a “no-otter zone” in response to complaints from fishermen that moving otters to a new locat...
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:35PM
San Luis Obispo Residents to Protest Oil Industry Aquifer Exemption Hearing - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.— San Luis Obispo County residents and members of the Center for Biological Diversity will protest today outside a state-run “aquifer exemption” hearing aimed at helping an oil company get federal permission to dump oil waste fluid into the county’s underground water. There are at least 100 water-supply wells within a mile of this oilfield.
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:00AM
DeMaio/Reed Attack on California Pensions Fizzling Again? - by Steven Maviglio
Another fumble by "reformers" appears to be in the making
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:45AM
Navy Agrees to Limit Underwater Assaults on Whales, Dolphins - by Center for Biological Diversity
HONOLULU— A federal court on September 14 entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawaii, securing long-sought protections for whales, dolphins and other marine mammals by limiting Navy activities in vital habitat. The settlement stems from the court’s earlier finding that the Navy’s activities illegally harm more than 60 separate populations of whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions.
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:20PM
Will California's New Medical MJ Regulations Force Closure of All Los Angeles Dispensaries - by Brett Stone
The way I read the regulations it appears that there is no way for any of the currently operating medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles to comply with the state law and obtain a state license by 2018. Major changes will need to be made for any of the existing dispensaries to comply with the state law and obtain a license to continue operating.
Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:54AM
Landmark Agreement Ends Indeterminate Long-Term Solitary Confinement in California - by Center for Constitutional Rights
Settlement Reached in California Class Action Suit Moves Out of SHU Those There 10 Years or Longer, Ends Solitary Purely Due to Gang Validation
Posted: Tue Sep 1, 2015 4:36PM
The Hidden Shackles and Chains on the Statue of Liberty - by LA Progressive
The story behind the creation of the Statue of Liberty was suppressed for more than 125 years. Finally, the National Park Service includes literature that explains the shackles and chains. National Juneteenth Movement is preparing an amazing event on Liberty Island, Rev. Willie Douglass, Stockton, California was on the front line, making it happen in a good way... his legacy will help guide a positive way forward.
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:41PM
In Support of Black Solidarity with Palestine - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
It is certainly a milestone in opposing the 67 year occupation of Palestine by the American military base called Israel that we now have African-American solidarity with Palestine in the form of a statement signed by over 1,000 African-Americans and Africans in other countries found at http://www.blackforpalestine.com/read-the-statement.html
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:15PM
Clean Energy California Targets Assemblymember Baker in SB350 Social Media Campaign - by Steven Maviglio
Ads Mock Oil Industry Effort, Will Target Key Legislators
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:06AM
More Than 5,000 Acres Protected for Rare Wildflower in Santa Barbara County - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOMPOC, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected 5,755 acres as critical habitat for the Vandenberg monkeyflower, a small, yellow wildflower found only in western Santa Barbara County, Calif. The designation will help ensure the survival of this flower, which was protected under the Endangered Species Act in 2014 under the terms of a settlement agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity.
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:24PM
Forest Service extends National Monument comment period to August 11, welcomes feedback on - by Corina Roberts
August 11 will be the new deadline - an unprecedented opportunity to share hopes, thoughts and visions for the future of the forest
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 2:29PM
LAO Notes "Significant Uncertainty" of Reed/DeMaio Pension Reform Measure - by Steven Maviglio
Nonpartisan Review Questions Impact on Current Employees, Legality, Death & Disability Benefits
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:17PM
Nuclear Shutdown News July 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43PM
Thousands of L.A.-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for Pollution Dangers - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged California officials to release results from an investigation into thousands of oil industry injection wells in the Los Angeles area that may be contaminating water and threatening public health.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58PM
Oil Train Derailment in Montana Closes Highway, Forces Evacuations - by Center for Biological Diversity
CULBERTSON, Mont.— Three tank cars continued to leak crude oil on Friday in rural, northeastern Montana in the wake of a 21-car derailment that downed a power line, closed a major highway and forced the evacuation of a town. Emergency workers responding to the Thursday evening derailment said cleanup of the leaking crude could not begin until the arrival of a Texas-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe hazardous materials team. The wreck is the latest in a string of derailments this year expos...
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:44AM