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California, Colorado, New Mexico Win Local Bans On Fracking - by Tomas DiFiore
The Environmental Defense Fund and 5 major Oil and Gas corporations with linked interstate operations, and global assets, wrote the Colorado Rules. I think Colorado residents could enact more local bans for their own health and safety. Having read all associated documents, I have to say, the headlines are a joke, thanks to the Environmental Defense Fracademia Headmaster Of Compromise And Concession.The EDF need to get out of the way and quit running interference for industry. Colorado faces s...
Posted: Sun Mar 9, 2014 10:39AM
Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay MARCH 2014 "Autonomous Learning Centers" (audio/mpeg 103.2MB) - by Radio Autonomia
AUDIOS from the MARCH 3, 2014 broadcast of Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay on Berkeley Liberation Radio, 104.1FM, livestream at http://www.berkeleyliberationradio.net Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay to reflects the local focus of our reporting on anticapitalist and autonomous politics. All of our shows, old & new, will be archived: radioautonomia.wordpress.com
Posted: Sun Mar 9, 2014 6:58AM
US Beaches Fall Victim to Federal Budget Again - by Surfrider Foundation
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Mar. 5, 2014—The White House released the federal budget for FY2015 yesterday that proposes to eliminate all funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) BEACH Act grant program that supports water-testing programs at beaches around the country.
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 3:45AM
Frack to the Future: Interview with Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity on Fracking - by FireWorks
As the the drought, global climate chaos, and the fallout of industrial capitalism continues to be felt throughout the world, the issue of fracking looms as a potential for mass struggle against resource extraction - especially within California. Across North America, many indigenous groups are already waging various battles over fracking and the removal of resources from their lands. Catching up with the group Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity (SCIS), we asked them their thoughts on the possi...
Posted: Fri Mar 7, 2014 6:04PM
Court Strikes Down Environmental Review of Controversial Kern Water Bank - by Dan Bacher
The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network and Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release regarding the ruling on their Monterey-Plus lawsuit. The court agreed with them that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) failed to properly consider the environmental impacts of the operation of the Kern Water Bank. "We respectfully disagree with the court’s conclusion on aspects of the case involving amendments to the Stat...
Posted: Fri Mar 7, 2014 9:46AM
Oakland Veg Week: Dr. Milena Esherick on “Creating an Environment for Change” - by Ashley Erickson
Whole Foods Market, 230 Bay Pl., Oakland
Event Date:Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:30PM
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 2:24PM
March 5-6 UCSC Hahn Occupation Statement - by Autonomous Students
March 5-6 UCSC Hahn Occupation Statement
Posted: Thu Mar 6, 2014 10:55AM
Map reveals tunnels will supply water for agribusiness, fracking - by Dan Bacher
Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director for Food and Water Watch, said, “It's unfair for the Governor to make Californians subsidize water use and abuse by corporate agribusiness and oil companies, especially in a drought and in a bad economy."
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 8:05AM
Rally on Mission Safeway to Label GMOs! - by
Santa Cruz Safeway 2111 Mission St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Date:Fri Mar 7, 2014 11:00AM
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 7:14PM
The California Drought: Is this the big one? - by Alex Smith
Despite recent rains, California's reservoirs are near empty, snow-pack light, and groundwater depleted. Four experts on a drought that really started in 2006, impacts on economy, food, farming, and nature.Dr. Peter Gleick, Dr. Jay Famiglietti, David Schroeder, Dr. Reagan Waskom
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 4:16PM
As UC Continues Bad Faith Bargaining with Patient Care Workers, ULP Strike Vote Scheduled - by AFSCME 3299
Oakland: The University of California’s largest union, AFSCME 3299, has announced that its 13,000 Patient Care Technical Workers will vote on whether to authorize an Unfair Labor Practice Strike on March 12th and 13th.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:19PM
Salmon Committee Slams Peripheral Tunnel Plan - by Dan Bacher
The letter states, "BDCP promotes the unscientific scientific hypothesis that habitat restoration can substitute for flows. However, the State Water Resources Control Board has already indicated that Delta inflows and outflows are presently insufficient to help listed species recover their former abundance. BDCP would reduce Delta outlow, which contributes to the decreases in salmon smolt survival rates modeled by BDCP."
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 9:20AM
San Rafael Passes California’s 100th Plastic Bag Ban - by Environment California
San Rafael—The City Council voted unanimously tonight to ban single-use plastic shopping bags citywide. San Rafael is the 100th California community to ban plastic bags. Nearly 1 in 3 Californians, 12.3 million in all, now live somewhere with a plastic bag ban.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 8:18PM
Soledad Prison Psychiatrist Convicted of Grand Theft - by California Prison News
Last week in Monterey Superior Court, Dr. Pedro Eva of Soledad was convicted of grand theft and submitting false claims to the State of California. Dr. Eva and four other doctors were over billing the State of California for services rendered at Salinas Valley State Prison, which is located in Soledad.
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 5:53PM
Don't Frack California - by Tia Lebherz
The State Capitol Lawn, Sacramento, CA
Event Date:Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 3, 2014 12:49PM
Farmers target four Sprouts locations to save Gill Tract farm - by Boycott Sprouts
On Saturday afternoon, urban farmers demonstrated at Sprouts grocery chain locations in Petaluma, Fremont, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View. The farmers held banners, distributed flyers, and mic-checked messages urging customers to shop elsewhere until the chain agrees not to pave over the historic Gill Tract farm in Albany.
Posted: Sat Mar 1, 2014 10:16PM
L.A. City Council votes to write fracking moratorium - by Dan Bacher
In a historic vote, the LA City Council voted unanimously to write a moratorium on fracking. Congratulations go to all of the people who helped make this happen, including Adam Scow, Lauren Steiner, Conner Everts, Food and Water Watch and Californians Against Fracking and many others. Below is the press release from Californians Against Fracking. Photo courtesy of Food and Water Watch.
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:56PM
The Big Oil Governor announces run for fourth term - by Dan Bacher
Brown avoided discussing the highly unpopular Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the twin tunnels, saying only, "I pledge my full commitment to bringing all the disparate parties together and working to achieve sensible, scientific and sustainable water policies."
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:45PM
Los Angeles City Council Approves Moratorium on Fracking within City Limits - by Environment California
Sacramento—The Los Angeles City Council has just voted to approve and ordinance to place a moratorium on fracking within Los Angeles’ city limits. The ordinance authored by Councilmember Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin passed unanimously.
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:54AM
Harnessing the wind to fight the storms of climate change - by Takver - Climate IMC
How Offshore wind turbines can win a david and goliath battle with hurricanes. Here is a lateral idea: build large offshore wind farms that provide electricity from day to day, but also substantially decrease damaging hurricane or tropical cyclone wind speed and storm surge.
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:44PM