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Congress Considers Destructive Border Security Proposals - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The U.S. Congress has taken up consideration of HR 399, which would dramatically ramp up ongoing militarization in the southern border region in the name of “border security,” including in some of the most sensitive and important wildlife habitat in the nation. The bill would also permanently exempt border security activities from more than a dozen environmental laws within 100 miles of the Mexican border, including the Endangered Species Act, Wilderness Act, and National...
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:35PM
Controversial Sespe Fracking Project Put On Hold - by Save the Sespe
Local environmentalists secure important victory against Big Oil.
Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:25PM
The Paris Attacks, Racism and Islamophobia - by Tara Dorabji
Zahra Billoo discusses the Paris attacks, the ensuing media frenzy and the rising wave of global racism against Muslims.
Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:38PM
Marshall Islands Republic Brings Nuclear Weapons Nations to Court - by Tara Dorabji
The Republic of the Marshall Islands bring the world’s nuclear giants, including the United States to court in an attempt to force them to disarm.
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:35PM
National Juneteenth Leadership honored in Beverly Hills, California - by michael harris
The New Year 2015, is off to an amazing new beginning, bright full moon, preparations for Ethiopian Christmas and preparations for the kick-off for California Juneteenth Sesquicentennial Celebrations: Our American Story of Freedom.
Posted: Mon Jan 5, 2015 11:54PM
Ventura County Watchdog Halts Controversial Drilling Project - by CFROG
Faced with overwhelming concerns of public health and safety and the determined efforts of citizen groups to require an environmental analysis, the Modelo Canyon oilfield proposal near Piru has been withdrawn.
Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:01PM
Al Rojas interview on Setting the Standard - by paz
Al Rojas interview on Setting the Standard on kpfa talking about the connections of politics in Mexico and US.
Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:02PM
New York Fracking Ban Increases Pressure on Obama to Protect Public Lands From Fracking - by Center for Biological Diversity
ALBANY, N.Y.— After years of public pressure, New York today became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing because of risks to people and the environment. The announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo adds to the pressure on the Obama administration to end fracking across the country, including on America’s public lands.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:59PM
Lawsuit Launched Against Offshore Fracking in California's Santa Barbara Channel - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Interior Department for violating three federal laws by rubber-stamping offshore fracking in California’s Santa Barbara Channel without evaluating its polluting effects on coastal communities or blue whales, sea otters and other marine wildlife.
Posted: Thu Dec 4, 2014 12:16PM
EPA Clean Power Plan Low-and Zero-carbon Generating Capacity – Nuclear Power Plants - by Tomas DiFiore
A long data source-linked article, a tirade against the wasteful use of money and environment for nuclear energy, focused around Tritium, and radioactive water contamination. The current EPA Proposed Rule for existing power plants covers 30 nuclear facilities in the US, and 5 under construction. The economics don't pan out, the cost benefits to society are a burden of deceit and sickness. Don't let nuclear generation of electricity win over solar and wind! This is the final opportunity to aff...
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:27AM
Diversifying The U.S. Energy Economy Under The EPA Proposed Power Plant Rule - by Tomas DiFiore
The green renewable energy job market scenario – growing, adding long term employment at good wages! The solar industry continues to be an engine of job growth, creating jobs six times faster than the overall job market. The latest U.S. figures from The Solar Foundation, an independent research organization, show a 13 percent growth in high-skilled solar jobs spanning installations, sales, marketing, manufacturing and software development, bringing total direct jobs to 119,000 in the sector...
Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:50AM
Department of Conservation - California SB 4 Well Stimulation Regulations Timeline - by Tomas DiFiore
SB-4 requires a scientific study on well stimulation treatments in California. “On or before January 1, 2015, the Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency shall cause to be conducted, and completed, an independent scientific study on well stimulation treatments, including, but not limited to, hydraulic fracturing and acid well stimulation treatments. The scientific study shall evaluate the hazards and risks and potential hazards and risks that well stimulation treatments pose to natural re...
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:49AM
Big Real Estate Loses Key Anti-Tenant Democrats - by Dean Preston
Many ambitious legislators in Sacramento believe that their path to victory is by selling out tenants and aligning with realtors and landlords. No doubt they get campaign money for playing this game. But several Democrats around the state have learned the hard way that supporting Big Real Estate to the detriment of working people is not a good strategy for re-election.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:20PM
Vegan protest turns racist as white vegans pose as “people of color” - by PoC
Vegan protest becomes racist minstrel show as vegans go in "protest blackface" to protest vegan cookbook authors in Los Angeles.
Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:12PM
Save the Ché Café photo blog - by via cb
If you would like to help save the Che, please donate to the fund from their website, and spread the word! They are now facing a possible imminent eviction, and there may likely be a confrontation with police.
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 12:49PM
New report points to benefits of National Marine Sanctuary designation for Central Coast - by Sierra Club California
San Luis Obispo, Calif. – A new report released on October 7 points to the economic benefits that would come to California’s Central Coast, and particularly San Luis Obispo County, if the region were to receive National Marine Sanctuary designation. The report finds that if the San Luis Obispo County coastline were designated as a National Marine Sanctuary, the region could expect increased economic activity of more than $23 million annually as well as the creation of at least 6...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:57PM
L.A. California Community Rises To Ban Fracking And Extreme Extraction Methods - by Tomas DiFiore
City of La Habra moves quickly to Ban any expansion of Fracking and extreme extraction methods. Another BIG battle almost derailed by censorship. Support The Communities In The City Of La Habra. Learn about what the City Staff, Oxy and Matrix Oil shenanigans. Who's Who? Californians for Energy Independence, including Energy Producers and “La Habra Heights Citizens Against the Energy Ban”? Californians for Energy Independence is a gas and oil industry political action committee. According ...
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:02AM
Forest Service Agrees to Reconsider Wilderness Protection in Los Padres National Forest - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— Conservation groups today praised a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to consider stronger protections for wildlife and wildlands across 221,579 acres throughout the Los Padres National Forest in the remote backcountry of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern counties.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:50PM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Private Donors Supply Spy Gear to Cops - by Ali Winston/Darwin Bond Graham, ProPublica
"We run the risk of policy that is in the service of moneyed interests," said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. She sees danger in the growing web of ties between police departments, foundations and private donors.
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:46AM