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Why should Californians pay for $50 billion boondoggle? - by Dan Bacher
Restore the Delta (RTD) responded to Meral’s latest claim by asking, “So why then should rate payers from Southern California and tax payers throughout the state be asked to pick up the tab for a $50 billion project that will not make more water for Southern California or save the Delta? Photo of Jerry Meral at BDCP meeting by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:19PM
Supreme Court Colludes with Monsanto - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 12:03AM
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) threatened in San Francisco (audio/mpeg 1.4MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 05.18.2013
California's most important environmental law, the California Environmental Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), is under attack, and activists are trying to make sure the act will still hold sway in San Francisco. CEQA requires corporations and landholders to provide public information about potential environmental impacts of their projects in advance. A statewide coalition recently blocked attempts to weaken CEQA at the state level, but now San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has proposed ...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:27PM
Chokwe Lumumba's close race in Mississippi: Colorlines Editor Bob Wing on why it matters (audio/mpeg 2.7MB) - by KPFA Evening News, Ann Garrison, 05.18.2013
The Jackson, Mississippi press is reporting "crunch time" in a close mayor's race. Jackson’s population is majority Black and Democratic, so Tuesday’s Democratic primary run-off, between Black Democrat Chokwe Lumumba and Black Democrat Jonathan Lee, will effectively determine who the city’s next mayor will be. The Jackson Free Press reports, however, that donors to the Jonathan Lee campaign have also given $1.2 million to federal Republican campaigns since 2008. Second District Mississi...
Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:03AM
California Trust Act Moves Forward - by Steve Pleich
Trust and Equal Protection Under the Law
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:50PM
America Honors Its Worst - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 12:11AM
Delta Stewardship Council Adopts Plan Amidst Massive Opposition - by Dan Bacher
Nicky Suard, owner of Snug Harbor Resorts in Walnut Grove on the Delta, summed up the lack of credible science in the Delta Plan and the EIR when she described it as "Salad Bowl Science," where the plan officials "pick and choose" the science to justify their pre-determined goals. "Don't pass this plan," Suard urged the Council. "It will destroy the Delta and everything in it." Photo of Wendy Stokes, Chair of Restore the Delta, speaking at the protest at the Delta Stewardship Council m...
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:43PM
Berkeley Citizens Action Forum on Fair Elections - by Nick Galloro
Redwood Gardens Community Room, 2951 Derby Street, Berkeley. Redwood Gardens is located on the Clark Kerr Campus at Derby and Claremont. Public transportation is available on the 49A and 49B bus schedules………… depending on the direction you travel. Ask the driver to let you off at Derby and Claremont. There’s a green awning with steps. Go up the steps and to your right. Doors to the Community Room will be open.
Event Date:Sun May 19, 2013 1:00PM
Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:10AM
Three fracking moratorium bills pass Assembly Resources Committee - by Dan Bacher
Kristin Lynch, Pacific region director for Food and Water Watch, said the Natural Resources Committee “sided with the people of California” when it voted to advance legislation that places a moratorium on fracking. “From the food that California farmers grow today to the long-term future of our state’s water resources and air, California’s economy and vital resources hang in the balance if we allow fracking to continue in California,” stated Lynch. Photo courtesy of Food an...
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 4:08PM
Obama's Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:07AM
Californians Against Fracking Rally - by Rose Braz
Governor Jerry Brown's Office: State of California Bldg, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Event Date:Thu May 30, 2013 12:00PM
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:33AM
Bay-Delta salmon population just one fifth of mandated goal - by Dan Bacher
“After two closed salmon fishing seasons in 2008 and 2009, and a token season in 2010, fishermen are fishing again, but we remain far below the abundant runs required by law,” said Zeke Grader, executive director of Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association and GGSA board member. “Stronger Delta pumping restrictions are paying off but we have to finish the job and get these salmon runs rebuilt.” Photo of commercial salmon fishing boat outside of the Golden Gate by Dan B...
Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:24AM
Public hearing ordered for San Onofre nuclear restart - by indyradio.nu
Received from Friends of the Earth this morning, news of a significant victory: “The U.S. Atomic Safety Licensing Board ruled today that the reactors can not be restarted before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a formal license amendment proceeding with full public participation.”
Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:50PM
Barrigan-Parrilla will oppose Delta tunnels at Senate hearing - by Dan Bacher
"We oppose the rush to build a project that would exterminate salmon runs, destroy sustainable family farms and saddle taxpayers with tens of billions in debt, mainly to benefit a small number of huge corporate agribusinesses on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta (RTD). Photo of Governor Jerry Brown, flanked by California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, at the press con...
Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:18AM
Desal Advocacy and Conflict of Interest - Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District - by Paul Gratz
Last week at the so-called special joint study session, the City of Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water District rolled out their advocacy campaign to build political and public acceptance for the desal EIR study and approval of the regional desal plant. All eyes are now on Santa Cruz , which should be considered the litmus test for the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary’s desal future. If the Santa Cruz “expandable” regional desal plant is approved, then desal industry leaders can easily pur...
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:02PM
Costa introduces legislation to strip ESA protections for Delta fish - by Dan Bacher
"Congressman Jim Costa’s call to restrict the Endangered Species Act gets to the heart of the problem with current management of the Delta, as well as Governor Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "Five times more in water rights has been promised to water takers than what exists in the watershed. Rep. Costa’s solution is to simply further deprive the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast of the Americas, the Delta...
Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 8:42AM
Philippines: Solidarity on May Day with Venezuela's revolution - by DeLPhi
On this May 1, a day of international working class solidarity, we in the Philippine labor and progressive movement, stand with the Venezuelan working class and the people of Venezuela in their struggle to elect the government of their choice to pursue their demands and goals for Socialism of the XXI century.
Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:11AM
Out Of Control CPUC Judge Bans TV From Public Hearing On SONGS Nuke Plant - by repost
Two California Public Utility Commission Judges have banned the media and the public from seeing video tape from the hearing on the broken San Onofre nuclear plant run by the Southern California Edison Company SCE. The chair of the California Public Utility Commission is the former CEO of SCE and has taken money non-profit corporations funded by the SCE. Governor Brown who represents the utility industry has kept this corrupt chair in his position of regulating the utilities in California. On...
Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:04PM
Restore the Delta Rally - by Restore the Delta
Ramada Inn and Suites, 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento,California 95691
Event Date:Thu May 16, 2013 9:00AM
Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 5:54PM
Brown and Obama administrations set Oct. 1 deadline for draft tunnel plan - by Dan Bacher
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta, responded to the state-federal announcement by stating, “The governor’s new Oct. 1 deadline is an attempt to thread the needle between pressure from the water-takers, who are threatening to stop paying for the BDCP, and the delay he faces because the science stubbornly still shows his tunnels would kill the Delta."
Posted: Thu May 9, 2013 5:18PM