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IN SAN FRANCISCO - DEVELOPERERS - CONTRIBUTE TO THE INCREASE OF CONTAMINATION ALL OVER SF - by Francisco Da Costa
While San Francisco brags that it is controlling it Carbon Footprint and contamination - at Pier 70 attempts are now underway to cap tons of coal tar. It is the same at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard - still under the the control of the United States Navy. All over San Francisco - congestion on our streets has increased. The Mayor, Edwin M. Lee thinks he can talk the talk - what is critical for him to do is act and act wisely - he has failed to walk the walk. San Francisco is contributing in la...
Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:55AM
Nuclear Shutdown News, November 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US and global nuclear industry. In addition, it highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here's our November report.
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:52PM
Appeal Challenges Dangerous Oil Drilling in San Luis Obispo's Price Canyon - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., November 25, 2015 — The Center for Biological Diversity filed an appeal today against the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission’s recent approval of Freeport-McMoRan’s plan to drill dozens of new oil wells in the Arroyo Grande Oil Field in the Price Canyon area near Pismo Beach.
Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:24PM
FDA Approves First Genetically Engineered Animal for Human Consumption Over the Objections - by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2015) – Center for Food Safety today announced plans to sue the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to block the agency’s approval for sale and consumption of the genetically engineered AquaAdvantage® salmon developed by AquaBounty. The suit will be filed in coordination with other colleague plaintiffs.
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:16AM
FDA Approves Unlabeled GMO Salmon Despite Widespread Opposition from Scientists, Consumers - by via Food & Water Watch
Ignoring Calls for More Comprehensive Studies, FDA Fails to Protect Public
Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:11PM
Urgent Memo: Widening Highway One Still Won’t Work - by via Campaign for Sensible Transportation
The Campaign for Sensible Transportation has sent out a memo to voters, urging them to oppose the widening of Highway One in Santa Cruz County.
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:16PM
Costilla County, CO Introduces GMO-Free Zone to Protect Traditional Farmers - by via Center for Food Safety
SAN LUIS, COLORADO (November 12, 2015)—THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY (CFS) is proud to support a new ordinance introduced today in Costilla County, Colorado that would establish a “Center of Origin” GMO-Free Zone of Protection to preserve the county’s unique agricultural products and traditional farming systems. The ordinance is intended to protect the county’s traditional acequia (community irrigation ditch) farmers and their land race heirloom maize varieties that are unique to the U...
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:55PM
Advocacy Groups Call for Halt to Open Air Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Moths - by via Food & Water Watch
11.10.15, Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. advocacy groups Center for Food Safety, Food & Water Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S., along with the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of New York, called for a halt to open field trials of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at Cornell University. The initial trials have been in enclosed screened cages, but are expected to move to open trials early this spring. The groups cite numerous unaccounted for risks, including impact...
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:42AM
Western Governors' Association Calls for Massive Weakening of Endangered Species Act - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— At the behest of Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, the Western Governors’ Association is hosting a “workshop” in Cody, Wyo., through Friday to discuss legislative changes designed to weaken the Endangered Species Act, including further delaying protection decisions and loosening scientific standards. Although the stated goal of the workshop is to encourage bipartisan conversations to improve the Endangered Species Act, the speakers at the gathering overwhelmingly represented industr...
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:08AM
Algae Blooms Causing Toxic Crabs, Marine Mammal Mortalities More Likely as Oceans Warm - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., November 13, 2015 — The ongoing toxic algae bloom along the West Coast — which has shut down crab fisheries in California — is likely poisoning marine mammals from Mexico to Alaska. This is a serious ecological and economic threat, which could get even worse and more frequent in a warmer future as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the environment.
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:55AM
Nuclear Shutdown News October 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:56PM
Public Meeting on Risky Arctic Drilling Designed to Stifle Public Input - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, November 9, 2015 — The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today is wrapping up a series of public meetings on Liberty, the latest Arctic offshore drilling project proposed in the Beaufort Sea. Center for Biological Diversity attorney Kristen Monsell is attending to raise concerns that the project threatens polar bears and ocean health — and to object to a meeting format that doesn’t allow a public vetting of these concerns.
Posted: Mon Nov 9, 2015 3:13PM
Los Angeles Sued Over Racially Discriminatory Oil Drilling Permitting - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, November 6, 2015 — Youth groups and community organizations sued the city of Los Angeles today for allowing oil companies to drill hundreds of contaminating wells near homes without conducting mandatory environmental studies, and for exposing black and Latino residents to disproportionate health and safety risks by imposing less-protective rules in their neighborhoods.
Posted: Fri Nov 6, 2015 4:22PM
TPP Text Reveals Broad New Powers to Attack Food Safety, Food Labeling Laws - by via Food & Water Watch
11.5.15, WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Obama administration released the long-secret text of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that would weaken consumer protections, undermine U.S. food safety standards and prevent commonsense food labeling. The language included in the TPP is more aggressive than previous trade deals and provides broad new powers for other countries and foreign corporations to challenge U.S. food safety and food labeling measures.
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 8:37PM
Desal Alternatives Endorses Water Supply Advisory Committee Recommendations - by via Santa Cruz Desal Alternatives
On November 1, Santa Cruz Desal Alternatives issued a statement in support of the Water Supply Advisory Committee recommendations. Important dates: Nov 10th, 7pm, City Council study session on WSAC recommendations; Nov 24th, City Council action on the recommendations.
Posted: Thu Nov 5, 2015 2:11PM
Community Groups Challenge Utah Funding for Proposed Oakland Coal Export Terminal - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust, the Sierra Club and Earthjustice sent a letter to Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes today urging him to invalidate $53 million in state payments in support of a scheme to export millions of tons of coal from Utah and send it through a proposed bulk terminal in Oakland, Calif.
Posted: Mon Nov 2, 2015 1:48PM
EPA to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos - by via Pesticide Action Network
Children, communities and workers to benefit from long overdue phaseout of neurotoxic agricultural chemical, the subject of Salinas Valley studies.
Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:50PM
Fracking-Harmed Residents Travel to D.C. to Call On EPA to Stop Ignoring Its Own Science - by via Food & Water Watch
10.28.15, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today residents from communities across the country with fracking contaminated drinking water joined with advocates at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board public meetings to demand that EPA stop ignoring its own evidence of fracking water pollution, and correct the faulty declaration that the agency did “not find evidence that [fracking has] led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources”.
Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:09PM
No cop out! Calling for a climate uprising - by Jesse D. Palmer -reprinted from Slingshot#119
The climate change group 350.org and others have called for a series of global marches and mass mobilizations before and after the so-called Conference of the Parties (COP 21) meeting scheduled in Paris from Nov. 30 – Dec. 11. The call to action gives us a chance to reject suicidal corporate business as usual and create a new world that is sustainable as well as just and free. (See end of article for local action info.) http://www.norcalclimatemob.net/
Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:23PM
Bacon, Ham, Sausage May Be Labeled as Carcinogens in California - by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif. — The World Health Organization today classified the consumption of processed meats like bacon, ham and sausage as carcinogenic to humans, and red meat as probably carcinogenic. Under California’s Proposition 65, today’s decision should trigger a similar classification in California, requiring these meats sold throughout the state to include a label warning that the products are known to the state of California to cause cancer.
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:43PM