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Bay Delta Conservation Plan is not the 'most realistic plan' - by Dan Bacher
How will the tunnels benefit salmon, steelhead and other species when they are in fact only spreading the fish carnage from the South Delta to the Sacramento River also? The massacre of Central Valley salmon, steelhead, Sacramento splittail, American shad, striped bass and other species will continue when the South Delta pumps are operating - while the new intake facilities on the Sacramento River will imperil migrating salmon, steelhead and other fish in their major migratory corridor.
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 10:40AM
Fifteen people arrested at Walmart protest in Roseville - by Dan Bacher
“We're standing with Walmart Associates across the nation today,” said Meisha Bradley, who works at the Florin Road Walmart and is a member of OUR Walmart, an organization working for higher pay and better treatment of the retail giant's workers. “I consider this protest to be a big success - we got young and old people here today and we’re going to win this fight together." Photo: Protesters block the street prior to the arrests. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:21PM
State will hold public meetings on EIR for fracking regulations - by Dan Bacher
You know that this legislation won't protect the land, water, fish, wildlife and people of California from the expansion of fracking when a big oil lobbyist praises the draft regulations.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:19PM
Making Change at Walmart - Fresno/Covis Black Friday demo - by Mike Rhodes
Protesters held signs in front of the Shaw avenue Walmart in Clovis today (Black Friday) as part of a nationwide effort to hold Walmart accountable for low wages.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:31PM
Walmarting the rivers and oceans - by Dan Bacher
The Walton Family Foundation reported “investments” totaling more than $91.4 million in “environmental initiatives” in 2012, including contributions to corporate “environmental” NGOs pushing ocean privatization through the “catch shares” programs and so-called “marine protected areas” like those created under Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative, as well as to groups supporting the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnel...
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:44PM
Conjuntos - by
Event Date:Sun Dec 1, 2013 6:00PM
Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:25PM
Black Power * Flower Power - by
university of California art gallery Nov. 4 ,2013- March.4, 2014 Room 106 in the Social Sciences and Management (SSM) building, UC Merced
Event Date:Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:00AM
Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:47PM
Groups Urge Air District to Protect Los Angeles From Fracking Pollution - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— On November 22, a coalition of health and environmental organizations called on the South Coast Air Quality Management District to better protect Los Angeles and Orange County residents from air pollution caused by fracking and other dangerous oil and gas extraction methods.
Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:12AM
Peripheral tunnels won't address subsidence threat to Central Valley - by Dan Bacher
"They’ve exhausted their own groundwater supply, and now they are coming after the Delta and upstream rivers to support farms that are not environmentally and economically sustainable," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "Sending them water is like enabling a drug addict. Is the state’s entire water supply to be sacrificed for almonds to export to China?"
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:28PM
Westlands officials ponder big buy-in on Bay Delta Conservation Plan - by Lloyd G. Carter
Following the 90-minute workshop, Westlands directors went into executive session to discuss, among other things, whether they want to participate further in BDCP financing. It is unknown if Westlands is comparison shopping by talking with bond underwriters other than Houston, who has done bond work for Westlands in the past. Photo of Hoopa Valley Tribe protest against Westlands Water District in Fresno on August 21 by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:44AM
Health Problems That May be Caused By... - by Laura Rosenberger
Recent research by doctors, environmentalists, and scientists (6 pages)
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:39PM
Congresswoman Lois Capps calls for offshore fracking moratorium - by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, urged people to support a ban on fracking in California. "California's new draft fracking rules Are BAD," she said. "Tell Governor Brown that weak regulations won't cut it. We need a ban!" "Regulations don't make fracking any safer - no water for fracking at the expense of the Tribal ceremonies and salmon habitat," Sisk stated. Photo of offshore oil drilling platform courtesy of: http://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/offshore-oil-dr...
Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:26PM
UC President Napolitano:Voluntary 1.5% pay cut in lieu of that proposed for AFSCME Workers - by Change.org Petition
Petitioning: Janet Napolitano Petition by: Anne Marino, Davis, CA
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:50PM
State Water Project initial allocation only 5% - after summer of reservoir draining - by Dan Bacher
Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), emphasized, "There is no limit to the gall of these folks. They killed 98.9 percent of the Delta smelt population and now they are blaming the 1.1 percent that are left for causing operational constraints on pumping? Then they wiped out 99.7 percent of the longfin smelt - and now they are blaming the remaining three-tenths of 1 percent for operational constraints on public trust water as they continu...
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:32PM
Fracking, another wrong turn on the road to sustainability - by Melissa Mullins
The anti-fracking movement is gaining momentum, thanks to documentaries and numerous University studies warning against the toxic chemicals used in the practice. My article urges Californians to join the fight against fracking, and to put pressure on Governor Brown into passing a moratorium. With midterm elections coming up next year, we have the opportunity to get our voice heard, and to elect someone that will represent what we want-- a future powered by clean, renewable energy.
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:49PM
Oil company fined $60,000 for illegally discharging fracking fluid - by Dan Bacher
"The prosecution team’s investigation determined that Vintage periodically discharged saline water, formation fluids, and hydraulic fracturing fluid to an unlined sump for 12 days," according to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board. "The sump was next to a newly drilled Vintage oil well near the City of Shafter in Kern County. The prosecution team concluded the discharge posed a threat to groundwater quality and that Vintage violated the Water Code for the unpermitted discharge o...
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:49PM
Big oil lobbyist/marine guardian praises draft fracking regulations - by Dan Bacher
"Governor Brown signed SB 4 less than two months ago, and the state has worked expeditiously to implement this new comprehensive law," said Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA). "These regulations are extensive but strike the right balance that will result in an environmental platform which will ensure that the potential energy resources contained in the Monterey Shale formation can be responsibly developed."
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:28AM
Resisting school closures and corporate education reform - by Ellen Schwartz
Sol Collective, 2574 21st Street, Sacramento, CA (1 block south of Broadway)
Event Date:Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:00PM
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:42AM
Eating Disorders: Not Just a Teen Problem (audio/mpeg 21.9MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Jennifer Lombardi, director of admissions and outreach for the Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, discusses myths and realities of a deadly disease affecting 10 million or more women and girls in the United States. Audio 23:57
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:38PM
State owes counties over $17 million as Brown fast-tracks tunnels - by Dan Bacher
“Why would we trust these same agencies to keep their promises about the $54 billion tunnels, the land they will purchase or the ‘habitat’ they will buy and manage?" asked RTD Executive Director Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla. “The failure to repay for lands is just one in a long series of broken promises by these same agencies. They are not trustworthy.” Graphic of Jerry Brown courtesy of Red, Green and Blue.
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:34PM