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text Egg Producer Permanently Removed From Industry in Settlement - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO — On August 21, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is announcing a settlement on behalf of plaintiffs Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary, and Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in the animal groups’ lawsuit against egg industry defendants Andy Cheung and Lien Diep. The defendants abandoned 50,000 hens without food at a facility near Turlock, which led to the largest farmed animal rescue in California history. The settlement permanently prohibits Cheung, who managed...
Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:50PM
text Big Oil Permanently Poisons 2 Million Gallons of California Water Each Day - by Californians Against Fracking
LOS ANGELES – At City Hall on August 13, City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles residents and California climate and water experts called on Big Oil to stop wasting California’s water. During the worst drought in the state’s recent history, the oil and gas industry is permanently destroying millions of gallons of water and drilling deeper into the earth, threatening dwindling groundwater supplies by using fracking and other water-intensive extraction processes.
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:29AM
text Obama Admin Finalizes Stronger Stream Buffers to Protect Imperiled Salmon from Pesticides - by Joanna Nasar
The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized an agreement to restore no-spray buffer zones around waterways to protect imperiled salmon and steelhead from five toxic pesticides.
Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:27PM
text Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down an illegal permit that would have allowed Avenal Power to build a new gas-fired power plant in Avenal, Calif. In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit for the project that illegally waived its need to comply with air quality safeguards. Had this permit gone through, the plant would have been built in one of the most polluted and economically disadvantaged areas of the San Joaquin Valley.
Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:14PM
text Fresno Cannabis Association opposes Senate Bill 1262 - by Bud Green
Senate Bill 1262 would institutionalize a chaotic and ever-changing patchwork of “wet” and “dry” cities and counties, leaving medical cannabis patients in Fresno and much of the Central Valley with no safe access to medical cannabis.
Posted: Wed Aug 6, 2014 3:02PM
text How Fresno Became a World Class City - by Mike Rhodes
In the not too distant future (or maybe a parallel universe). . .
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:01AM
text Lawsuit Launched to Halt Destruction of 14,000 Acres of Condor Habitat at Tejon Ranch - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Condor advocates, conservationists and American Indians this week notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service they intend to sue over the agency’s approval of a “habitat conservation plan” that will destroy 14,000 acres of designated critical habitat for the California condor, one of the world’s most endangered birds. The habitat is entirely located on Tejon Ranch, north of Los Angeles, and will be destroyed by the development of the proposed Tejon Mountain Village re...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:50PM
text ACLU Files Religious Liberty Lawsuit against Fresno County Jails - by ACLU of Northern California
FRESNO -- Today the ACLU of Northern California filed a religious liberty lawsuit against the Fresno County Sheriff over a policy that denies people held in Fresno County jails access to food that complies with their religious dietary restrictions.
Posted: Tue Jul 1, 2014 2:30PM
text Another black eye for the Parlier Police Department and Chief David Cerda - by Heath Lewis
At some point the Parlier City Council is going to follow through and do what they say they are going to do. Get rid of Cerda.
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:36PM
text Appellate Court Blocks County’s Friant Ranch Project - by posted by Mike Rhodes
This is a Press Release issued in Fresno today (Friday, May 30) by a coalition of environmental and community groups.
Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:52PM
text Latino Group Urges CA Senate to Pass Moratorium on Fracking - by Presente.org
Los Angeles, CA— Presente.org, the nation’s largest online Latino organizing group, is urging the California State Senate to pass a moratorium on Fracking this week. A vote on a bill to halt fracking in California looks likely to come up for a vote shortly.
Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:04PM
text Forest Service Proposes Massive Salvage Logging Project in Rim Fire Area - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Forest Service is proposing to log 661 million board feet of timber in the area burned by the Rim fire last summer in California’s Stanislaus National Forest. The new proposal, issued as part of a draft environmental impact statement, would sell almost four times the timber volume sold by the Forest Service in the entire state of California in 2013. It would ignore longstanding rules protecting old-growth trees and destroy habitat for roughly 60 percent of imperiled black-...
Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:40PM
text Global Warming Is Worsening Water Scarcity in California - by Environment California
Los Angeles, CA -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Global Change Research Program published the third National Climate Assessment. The report found that nationally, average U.S. temperature has increased 1.5 degrees since 1895, and global warming is worsening water scarcity in California.
Posted: Thu May 8, 2014 4:09PM
text Coalition Responds to Idaho’s Motion to Dimiss Ag Gag Lawsuit - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BOISE — Last week, national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU), and Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a response to the state of Idaho’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed earlier this spring in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. In March 2014, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the enviro...
Posted: Wed May 7, 2014 8:51AM
text Time is running out for the public to comment on the Delta Plan - by Pat Snelling
This is the first time the public can voice their opinion on this $67 Billion project that was slammed through the state legislature without any committee hearings or public input. We only have 30 days left to make our comments.
Posted: Mon May 5, 2014 5:34PM
text Fresno District Attorney Debate - by Mike Rhodes
Since the size of this video is too large for Indybay, I have posted this video on You Tube and it is available here: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vM350m_B64&feature=youtu.be]
Posted: Thu May 1, 2014 5:09PM
text Analysis Finds 100 Violations of California Fracking Disclosure Rules - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity called on Gov. Jerry Brown today to investigate more than 100 violations of California’s new public disclosure rules for fracking and other dangerous oil production methods. The violations were uncovered by a Center analysis of records from the state, the oil industry and South Coast air quality regulators.
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:35PM
text Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law - by ACLU
MILWAUKEE — A federal court today struck down Wisconsin's voter ID law as unconstitutional and in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenged the law on behalf of numerous Wisconsin voters, charging the measure violated the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:13PM
text Anti-Fascist prisoner, Cody Lee Sutherlin is getting out! - by Tinley Park 5 support
Cody Lee Sutherlin is one of 5 anti-racist activists who took part in emphatically stopping a meeting of white supremacists at a restaurant in Tinley Park, IL. He is now getting out after spending over 2 years in an Illinois state prison. Help us secure a release fund for Cody Lee Sutherlin.
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:13PM
text Cody Lee Sutherlin is getting out! - by Tinley Park 5 Support
Cody Lee Sutherlin is one of 5 anti-racist activists who took part in emphatically stopping a meeting of white supremacists at a restaurant in Tinley Park, IL. He is now getting out after spending over 2 years in an Illinois state prison. Help us secure a release fund for Cody Lee Sutherlin.
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:28PM

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