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EPA Proposed Power Plant Rule Favors Nuclear Generation Of Electricity Over Wind And Solar - by Tomas DiFiore
Between now and December 1, there is a comment period for proposed rules limiting emissions from power plants. Unfortunately, the rules currently favor natural gas and nuclear electrical generating units (EGUs) over green renewables, thereby encouraging more fracking, and generating zero-emissions carbon credits from the nuclear (EGUs) for coal. In fact, if these rules go through as written, they could encourage unconventional natural gas development (fracking) burdening Americans with this t...
Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:05PM
Laird announces release of Marine Protected Areas 'Partnership Plan' - by Dan Bacher
The MLPA Initiative, called an "open, transparent and inclusive" process by Laird, other state officials and corporate "environmentalists," was anything but. The process was characterized by its private funding by the Resources Legacy Fund Foundation; its failure to create authentic marine protected areas; numerous conflicts of interests, including the leadership of the South Coast process by the President of the Western States Petroleum Association; incomplete and terminally flawed science; ...
Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:04AM
OlympicForest Warfare Range, articles & petitions - by Otter
Three articles and 4 petitions (sign petitions at your leisure. But deadline of 11/28/14 -Greenwich Mean Time- for public comments to US Forest Service) "...Is it legal? And more broadly, is this a new use of the people’s national forest that will set precedent across the country, introducing an increasing, intrusive militarism into our unique and often fragile national parks and national forests where the public seeks peace? ..." "the Navy Auditor wrote: ... The EA-18G (Growler) emits...
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:43PM
New report documents Big Oil's huge increase in lobbying expenses! - by Dan Bacher
The Western States Petroleum Association spent a record $4 million in the last three months alone, more than twice historical levels. WSPA has spent more than $7 million so far in 2014, leading all statewide lobbying by a wide margin. The group paid nearly $2.5 million to KP Public Affairs, the state’s highest paid lobbying firm, in 2013-2014.
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:42PM
Video: Keystone PipeLIES Exposed, 18 min - by Center for Media and Democracy
Our thinking on security, strength, health, work, and prosperity must change from the extractive and destructive paradigm to caring and protection. Nature is our partner, more than an external, a free good or a sink. Lakes are more than anti-freeze, mountains are more than landfill and politicians should do more than stuff their own pockets. The future should be anticipated and protected in the present, not extrapolated from the present.
Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:35AM
Rock the Moke Holiday Party for Clean Water - by Greg Keidan
The Knockout. 3223 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 550-6994
Event Date:Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:53PM
Rock the Moke Pizza Party for Clean Water in the East Bay - by Greg Keidan
Jules Thin Crust Pizza, 5804 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 (510) 597-1859
Event Date:Wed Dec 3, 2014 11:30AM
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:47PM
Online Rally against Belo Monte mega dam - by netzdemo portal
Norte Energia consortium is building a mega dam on an indigenous area near the Xingu river, a major Amazon tributary. Now over fifty percent of the construction are complete. The Belo Monte Dam complex is designed to divert the Xingu River's flow. It will devastate an area of over 1,500 square kilometers of Brazilian rainforest and cause the forced displacement of up to 40,000 indigenous people. Join the protest on Norte Energia websites on November 25-27.
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:28PM
The EPA Proposed Power Plant Regulations - by Tomas DiFiore
After 5 years of ridiculous attacks on the EPA, we are very close to the Power Plant Rule under the Clean Air Act. Add your voice to the nearly 1,250,000 comments on the EPA Proposed Power Plant Regulations, Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units. If it just seems like too much to grasp, you can sign on to a comment form petition!
Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:21AM
Erin Brockovich slams oil industry's use of unlined disposal pits - by Dan Bacher
According to Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) records, at least 432 unlined pits are currently being used for disposal of oil and gas wastewater in the Central Valley, and most have been operating with significantly out-of-date waste discharge permits, or no permits at all.
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:43AM
Information War is declared #OpEdelman (video/mp4 1.6MB) - by IndyRadio
Edelman PR and Edelman Calgary have been hired to recruit astroturf shills in support of the TransCanada Pipeline. We have leaked documents with thei PR strategy courtesy of Greenpeace and a short broadcast from Anonymous.
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:14AM
Save U.S. Rainforest - Deadline Nov. 28 to comment re WA State Olympic Peninsula - by Marilyn
The last remaining rain forest in the US is ringed by the Olympic National Forest. The US Navy wants to make the area the "Pacific Northwest Electromagnetic Warfare Range" (PNEWR). The deadline to do something to save this precious fragile place is coming soon. This is a big, permanent, expanding, military project that will change the fragile Peninsula forever. It will likely be a prototype for militarizing more and more National Forests and Parks. We need real wilderness, not more militariz...
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:21PM
Feinstein delays controversial drought legislation until next year - by Dan Bacher
Ronald Stork, Senior Policy Director of Friends of the River, said, "Feinstein said it will be reintroduced and go through the regular order in the new GOP led-Congress instead of being hatched in secret in the back rooms. That's a good thing, but it doesn't matter if California's two Senators are unwilling to stand up to the San Joaquin Valley Congressmen. Somebody has to show some courage."
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:06AM
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
SB 4 Well Stimulation Treatment Regulations - Second Revised Text of Proposed Regulations - by Tomas DiFiore
SB 4 and Seismic Activity in the Vicinity of Hydraulic Fracturing Subseismic activity of magnitude 2.7 - That's the operator's reponsibility threshold. Under the 'good' neighbor notification and well monitoring protocols, the public can ascertain the timeframe of the operations and monitor the area at the CISN for changes and trends. In the most recent, proposed SB 4 California Well Stimulation Regulations (Second Revised Text), the language regarding well bores and known faults have been s...
Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:30AM
Feinstein's fish-killing drought bill being negotiated in secrecy - by Dan Bacher
“It is disappointing that Senator Feinstein is not standing up for the economic engine of the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary, its water quality and native species that serve not only California’s economic engine but Oregon and Washington as well,” said Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. “Instead of calling for every available bucket of water to be shipped immediately to unsustainable industrial agriculture, Sen. Feinstein should instead be pursuing water dema...
Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:19AM
Study: Airline Fuel Efficiency Grounded as Profits Soar - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— As 24 million Americans prepare for Thanksgiving air travel, a new analysis reveals that U.S. domestic airlines showed no improvement in fuel efficiency last year, highlighting the urgent need for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the industry’s rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:31AM
New Study: Alaskan Polar Bear Population Has Dropped by 40 Percent - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Global warming has driven a 40-percent decline in the number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada, a new study finds. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population has dropped to just 900 bears, a severe decline since the last estimate in 2006 that documented more than 1,500 bears. The Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears live in eastern Alaska and western Canada and are one of only two polar bear populations in the United States.
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:28PM
Urgent Action Alert: Stop Salmon-Killing Drought Bills In Congress! - by Dan Bacher
Restore the Delta has received an important update on the drought legislation now proceeding through Congress. Please call Senators to oppose BOTH Feinstein's drought bill and the House of Representatives drought bill. Tell Senator Dianne Feinstein that she needs to talk to experts of the Bay Delta estuary. Share with your friends and thank you for taking action!
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:51PM
Canadian Billionaires: Keep Your Filthy Oil Ask Congress To Vote Against Pipeline On Nov 1 - by Mother Earth
Keystone would be environmental destruction, without any kind of benefit to the people of the US
Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:31AM