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image Bay Delta Conservation Plan's Terminal Flaws Remain 120_american.jpg original image ( 5184x3456) - by Dan Bacher
"These minor changes appear to save money for the water-takers on construction and possibly operation costs, but they still do not address local concerns," said Osha Meserve, counsel for Local Agencies of the North Delta (LAND). “It is a misnomer to call the new configuration ‘gravity flow’ as if it will operate on its own." Photo of American River, one of the main tributaries of the Sacramento River, above the Watt Avenue in Sacramento. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the p...
Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:23PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News, December 2014 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear power industry. As nuclear power reactors approach or surpass their planned operating life of 40 years, they have become less and less reliable and more and more threatening. What to do about this? A complete and immediate shut down of them all! NO NUKES! Here’s our December report.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:07PM
text 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
image House Passes Salmon-Killing Drought Relief Bill 120_innocent_util_proven_guilty.jpg original image ( 526x394) - by Dan Bacher
or many years, corporate agribusiness interests and their Astroturf groups, including the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta and the Latino Water Coalition, have blamed Endangered Species Act protections for Delta smelt and Central Valley Chinook salmon for creating an alleged "Dust Bowl" on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. However, the campaign to blame Delta smelt and salmon for reductions in Delta exports was shown to be a big “red herring,” pardon the pun, when Restore the ...
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:58AM
text Save the Bay! Is UC Berkeley Building a research center to do GMO research on SF Bay? - by BP - GMO spill anyone?
In 2007 BP entered into a $500 million contract with UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Lab to build research facilities for BP researchers and now they plan to build right on the waterfront. Should BP be allowed access to Bay front property in light of their environmental record. What happens when GMO polution results from their research? Help Save the Bay Stop the Richmond Field Station project...
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:27PM
calendar Occupy Forum: SHUT DIABLO CANYON, California's Last Nuke! 120_devils-due-meltdown-at-diablo-canyon_1.jpg original image ( 700x438) - by Cynthia Papermaster
Global Exchange, 2017 Mission St., across the street from 16th St. BART Station
Event Date:Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:05AM
calendar "SHUT DIABLO" Spell-Out at Ocean Beach + Winter Solstice Ritual to Shut Diablo 120_devils-due-meltdown-at-diablo-canyon.jpg original image ( 700x438) - by Cynthia Papermaster
Ocean Beach near Taraval Street.
Event Date:Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:31AM
calendar Round Table Discussion Relating to Climate Change - by Florence
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Date:Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:13AM
calendar Climate Change & Supply Chains: Workers’ Strategies for the Ecology Movement 120_el-rwulogos.jpg original image ( 754x194) - by Sam Francisco
Redstone Building Room 302 2940 16th Street, San Francisco
Event Date:Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:00PM
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:58AM
image Corruption vs Corporate Social Responsibility And Community-Development Funds 120_malibu_forfeit_102014.jpg original image ( 1200x676) - by Tomas DiFiore
“People in the world's richest countries are rightly angry at the increasing job losses and house repossessions. What is less understood is that for much longer, failures by banks and the governments that regulate them have caused untold damage to the economies of some of the poorest countries in the world.” From timber revenues to oil and gas development contracts, vast sums of cash change hands. Banks hide the heists by cabinet members of stolen revenues, and the regimes in power invest...
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:50AM
calendar Your Inner Fish + Your Inner Reptile - by Florence
Humanist Hall 390 27th Street uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Date:Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:30PM
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:55PM
text Congressman Mark Pocan Introduces Bill to Ban Fracking on Public Lands - by Food & Water Watch
Washington, D.C. – On December 10, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced a bill to ban fracking for oil and gas on federally owned, public lands with Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-09). This is the strongest federal bill against fracking introduced in Congress to date. Along with the introduction of the bill, Food & Water Watch released the results of a national poll conducted by Lake Research Partners, which finds that 48 percent of Americans oppose fracking on public lands,...
Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:38PM
text California Supreme Court to Review North Coast Railroad Environmental Lawsuit - by Teri Shore
For Immediate Release Patty Clary, Californians for Alternatives to Toxics (CATs) 707.834.4833 Scott Greacen, Friends of the Eel River (FOER) 707.502.4555 Conflicting appellate court decisions create uncertainty regarding environmental assessments required of High Speed Rail and other publicly owned railroads The state’s highest court on Wednesday agreed to review an appeal of a lower court’s decision that would exempt publicly owned railroads from having to comply with California’s ...
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:08AM
document Western States Petroleum Association's Astroturf Campaign Exposed! washington_research_council_-_cathy_reheis-boyd.pdf_140_.jpg original image ( x) - by Dan Bacher
The PowerPoint deck from a presentation by WSPA President Catherine Reheis-Boyd lays out the construction of what environmentalists contend is an elaborate ‘Astroturf' campaign by WSPA, the the oldest petroleum trade association in the United States and the most powerful corporate lobbying organization in Sacramento.
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:56AM
text Technology and More Than 32,000 Square Miles of Area Closures Will Safeguard Atlantic Blue - by Joanna Nasar
After five years of work by Turtle Island, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and our partners, NOAA Fisheries officially announced new, stricter regulations for the U.S. Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery.
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:42AM
image Race, Poverty, And Chemical Toxic Trespass - The Critical Distance Of Vulnerability 120_who_in_danger.jpg original image ( 1500x1168) - by Tomas DiFiore
“The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) screened news media reports of 1,275 high consequence incidents over a recent five-year period, 2009–2013. High consequence incidents result in injury, fatality, acute environmental damage, evacuation or shelter-in-place of 500 or more members of the public, onsite property damage greater than $500,000, or offsite property damage. The CSB data do not represent the universe of all chemical incidents.” At the other end of the ...
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:52AM
image Plastic Bag Makers Novolex, Wind Point Partners Targeted in New Ad Campaign 120_300x250-3-static.jpg original image ( 300x250) - by Steven Maviglio
Plastic Bag Ban Supporters Fight Referendum Attempt by Out-of-State Companies
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:46AM
image State Department chose Chevron as finalist for "corporate excellence" award 120_2_justicia.jpg original image ( 2464x1648) - by Dan Bacher
Fortunately, the State Department didn't pick Chevron as one of the three winners of the "corporate excellence" award on December 9. "We organized a big letter with 30 NGOs signing on and a petition to oppose the award and fortunately Chevron lost today," said Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch. (http://amazonwatch.org/) Instead, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli presented the Secretary of State's 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (...
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:38AM
image Honoring Chevron With The Secretary's Award for Corporate Excellence 120_burma_damagetolivlihoods.jpg original image ( 900x507) - by Tomas DiFiore
“But we went further in our own assessment of the top 100, we looked at the taxes paid over a period of time and that is why the federal inland revenue service is on the board. We also look at the employment they are generating and they have generated. We look at the level of investment they have in Nigeria and then their contributions in terms of social responsibility.” SIGN THIS PETITION! Tell the State Department: Don't honor Chevron for its "corporate excellence. "http://act.credo...
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 9:17AM
text Reducing Waste in the Holiday Season - by Amanda Baxter
Take a second look at how you buy and wrap your presents this holiday season. How much are you wasting?
Posted: Mon Dec 8, 2014 8:32PM

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