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Water Board Ends Waiver That Allowed Unregulated Dumping of Toxic Drilling Muds - by Center for Biological Diversity
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— A coalition of environmental and public-health groups scored an important victory today when a regional water board voted 4-1 to kill a waiver that for years has allowed oil companies to dump toxic drilling muds in California’s Central Valley without regulation or reporting.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:36AM
Court Rejects Plan to Clearcut California Redwoods for Vineyard - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA ROSA, Calif.— Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Elliot Daum has rejected a plan to clearcut 154 acres of Northern California redwoods to plant vineyards for a winery. The proposal for an area in northwestern Sonoma County was challenged by the Sierra Club’s Redwood Chapter, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Gualala River. In response, Judge Daum said the state’s “environmental impact report” for Artesa Winery’s forest-to-vineyard project violates the Ca...
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:33AM
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Supporters Vandalize Environmental Action Committee office - by Amy Trainer
For the second time this year, supporters of Drakes Bay Oyster Company have vandalized the Point Reyes Station office of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC).
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 11:59AM
California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus Rejects Drakes Bay Oyster Co. - by Amy Trainer
In three key votes, the Environmental Caucus overwhelmingly supported Drakes Estero Wilderness by 3 to 1 margin and rejected support of Drakes Bay Oyster Company.
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:40AM
Tea Party Bill Would Eviscerate Endangered Species Act - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Tea Party senators introduced a bill this week that would effectively end the protection of most endangered species in the United States and gut some of the most important provisions of the Endangered Species Act. Senate Bill 1731, introduced by Tea Party Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Dean Heller, would end protections for most of the species that are currently protected by the Act and make it virtually impossible to protect new species under the law. It would also eliminate pro...
Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:09AM
Call for Submissions - by Holly Harwood
Fukushima Response Bay Area in collaboration with the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists poetry committee and the BFUU social justice committee is producing an anthology of poems about the ongoing disaster at Fukushima Daiichi.
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:34PM
Greenpeace update, Climate disaster walkout, Free Colin! - by indyradio.nu
#ARCTIC30 UPDATE - 29 granted bail, only Colin Russell will be detained for 90 days pending further investigation. Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo explains the recent developments to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:05AM
9th Circuit Asks DOI to Respond to Drakes Bay Oyster Company's En Banc Petition - by Protect Our Shoreline News
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the United States government through the Department of the Interior (DOI) and National Park Service (NPS) whether the denial of an appeal by Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) for an injunction should be reheard en banc. DBOC's attorneys filed a petition for a rehearing en banc in October. The DOI/NPS have until December 2 to respond.
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:53PM
Tornado hits nuke facility: Operators dodging questions of what was damaged - by Monica Davis
A spokesperson for a nuclear enrichment facility in Kentucky says a tornado hit the plant: people want specifics on what was damaged.
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:02PM
Ban smoking - by Ted Rudow III, MA
Palo Alto moved a step closer Monday night to outlawing smoking in all parts of the downtown and California Avenue business districts.
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:39AM
Plastic-covered Hawaiian Island Moves Toward Possible Superfund Designation - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— In response to a petition submitted by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to take a historic first step toward classifying a tiny Hawaiian coral island, Tern Island, as a Superfund site because of hazards posed by plastic pollution. The Center’s petition requested that the agency conduct a preliminary assessment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and a portion of the enormous Pacific Garbage Patch within U.S. waters.
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:37PM
Gov. Brown's Fracking Rules Even Fall Short of S.B. 4 Requirements - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Gov. Jerry Brown’s oil and gas officials today released draft state hydraulic fracturing regulations that fall far short of protecting California’s air, water, communities and climate from fracking, a dangerously polluting practice that involves blasting chemical-laden water into the earth to fracture rock formations.
Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:21PM
They destroy We suffer Statement on Yolanda’s Aftermath - by Partido ng Manggagawa (Labor Party-Philippine
Capitalism is directly responsible for the cataclysmic environmental crisis facing the Philippines
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:19PM
County Report on Water Transfers Offers Less Costly Solution than Proposed Desal Plant - by Santa Cruz Progressive Newswire
Rick Longinotti of Desal Alternatives issued a statement today praising a report submitted by John Ricker, County of Santa Cruz Water Resources Director, to Soquel Creek Water District. Ricker stated that water transfers between Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, San Lorenzo Valley, and the Soquel Creek District could get Soquel Creek Water District on the way to their goal of reducing groundwater pumping, and Santa Cruz could get water from neighboring districts during times of drought. The cost in ...
Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:03PM
Russia's Vladimir Putin Releasing Greenpeace Activists to Protest Islands of Ocean Trash ! - by Hillary's Agenda*
Greenpeace activists being held captive in Russia should be given their freedom in exchange for conducting future International protests against the world ignoring these already existing vast islands of polluted oceans ...
Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:01AM
Governor Brown: Stop Misleading Californians About Fracking! - by Petition
PETITION STATEMENT: Governor Brown: You misled the people of California by saying that "fracking can't happen" in California's Monterey Shale until an environmental study is completed. In fact, fracking is already happening all across the state! It's time to walk the talk and enact an immediate statewide moratorium on fracking.
Posted: Wed Nov 6, 2013 10:48AM
Shell to Attempt Arctic Drilling Again in 2014 - by Sierra Club
Washington, DC -- Shell Oil announced on October 31 that it is laying the groundwork for plans to possibly drill in the Arctic Ocean next year. The plans follow a disastrous drilling attempt by the company in 2012, including the grounding of its Kulluk drillship, more than $1 million in pollution fines, and the failure of its oil spill containment dome during testing.
Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2013 7:06PM
Denim Jeans are Destroying the environment... - by Bill Shortridge
If everyone who cared realized how blue jeans were manufactured, perhaps they would think twice about buying them. I saw this on the website below. It is quite bleak.
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:42PM
Ban Fracking in Monterey County - by Petition
To: Monterey County Board of Supervisors
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:59PM
Will the Lead Ammo Ban Help Condors or Just Kill Hunting? - by Beeline
It seems that once again we are plagued with bad science and the ban on lead ammunition may not help condors and will most certainly impact hunting negatively.
Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:22PM