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California Officials Won’t Test More Water Wells for Oil Waste - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— After testing just nine water supply wells for contamination from illegal oil industry waste disposal operations, California regulators admitted today that they do not plan to do any additional state testing of water wells near protected aquifers tainted by illegal disposal wells.
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:30PM
CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Population Reduction - by via CURB
CA May Revise Backslides into Aggressive Prison Construction, Punting Durable Population Reduction
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:22PM
100 California Officials Ask Gov. Brown for Fracking Moratorium - by Center for Biological Diversity
ANAHEIM, Calif.— More than 100 mayors, city council members and other local officials from dozens of communities want Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking to protect California’s water supply from contamination during a devastating drought.
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 7:27PM
EPA Cites Bakersfield Oil Train Terminal for Clean Air Act Violations - by Center for Biological Diversity
TAFT, Calif.— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited the Bakersfield Crude Terminal for 10 violations of the Clean Air Act, declaring the California crude-by-rail facility a major air pollution source that should have been subjected to rigorous environmental review during the permitting process.
Posted: Mon May 4, 2015 5:20PM
NBC Bay Area’s Bay Area Revelations Series Returns With Rebels & Revolutions - by Liza Catalan
Second Chapter Untold Stories of the Bay Area’s History in Leading Political and Social Movements
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:26PM
CA Approves Plan Allowing Oil Companies to Continue Contaminating Underground Water - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Oil companies can continue dumping millions of gallons of waste fluid a day into scores of protected California aquifers under a plan approved today by the state’s Office of Administrative Law.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:24PM
Lawsuits Charge Police Agencies with Refusing to Disclose Information about StingRay Use - by ACLU of Northern California
San Francisco – The ACLU on March 10 filed lawsuits against the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the Anaheim Police Department, charging that the two agencies refuse to produce documents related to their use of StingRays.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:34PM
Cancer-causing Chemicals Found in Fracking Flowback From California Oil Wells - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Flowback fluid from fracked oil wells in California commonly contains dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals, a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found.
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:49PM
Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU Condemn UC Davis Vandalism - by via Students for Justice in Palestine at SJSU
Students for Justice in Palestine at San Jose State University Condemn UC Davis Vandalism
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 6:04PM
EPA Urged to Shut Down Oil Industry Wastewater Wells Threatening California Aquifers - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately shut down hundreds of injection wells that are illegally dumping oil industry wastewater into scores of California aquifers, including some that supply water for drinking and farming irrigation.
Posted: Mon Feb 2, 2015 1:30PM
California Oil Officials Release Deeply Flawed Fracking Environmental Review - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO— California oil regulators today released a draft environmental review of fracking that fails to adequately analyze many major risks from fracking, including air and water pollution and risks to public health. The review by California’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources was released even though state scientists are still six months away from completing their analysis of the risks and harms of the controversial form of oil and gas extraction.
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:56PM
ALDF Intervenes in Cal OSHA Lawsuit after Lion Kills Worker; “Cat Haven” Settles - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Dunlap, Calif. — Last week, on January 6, a legal settlement brought conclusion to the tragic and fatal mauling of a zoo employee at Cat Haven Zoo, a 100 acre facility west of Kings Canyon National Park. The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) intervened in the legal battle between the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal OSHA) and Project Survival (which runs Cat Haven), eventually resulting in approval of Cal/OSHA’s new requirement of...
Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:06PM
CUCFA statement on UC’s planned tuition increases - by via Council of UC Faculty Associations
The Council of UC Faculty Associations holds Governor Jerry Brown’s slashing of public higher education responsible for UC President Napolitano’s recent proposal to budget for 5% tuition increases every year for the next 5 years. Raising tuition is not the solution. There is a better way: provide California students and their families high quality, affordable higher education, as defined by the California Master Plan for Higher Education. The reality is that Governor Brown has not been wi...
Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:13PM
AFSCME 3299 Blasts UC Tuition Hike Threat - by via AFSCME 3299
Oakland: The University of California’s largest employee union today blasted Administrators over their threat of a five year tuition hike if state funding is not dramatically increased.
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2014 7:00PM
California's Multi-Billion Dollar Bondage Proposition - by Patrick Porgans
Approval of both propositions would enable Brown and his supporters to open the flood gates and promote more G.O. bonds. Those funds are to be used to cover the debt for the estimated $54.1 billion “Delta fix – twin tunnels” (Bay-Delta Conservation Plan) and the High Speed Rail “Bullet Train”.
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 9:00AM
Lawsuit Challenges Freeway-focused Merced Transportation Plan - by Center for Biological Diversity
MERCED, Calif.— The Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit in Merced Superior Court today to challenge approval of a transportation and development plan that invests heavily in highways. The plan would dramatically increase air pollution, urban sprawl and greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:54PM
Forest Service Agrees to Reconsider Wilderness Protection in Los Padres National Forest - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— Conservation groups today praised a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to consider stronger protections for wildlife and wildlands across 221,579 acres throughout the Los Padres National Forest in the remote backcountry of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern counties.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:50PM
Corcoran Strike for Medical Care Leads to Hospitalization of Diabetic - by Solitary is Torture
After a week of hunger striking by three men inside Corcoran SHU and organizers calling and writing to the prison, we are happy to report that Kambui Robinson has been moved to the Acute Care Hospital in Corcoran for his diabetic complications, and the hunger strike is now ended.
Posted: Wed Oct 8, 2014 7:31PM
Billions of Gallons of Oil Industry Wastewater Illegally Injected into Central California - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater have been illegally dumped into central California aquifers that supply drinking water and farming irrigation, according to state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity. The wastewater entered the aquifers through at least nine injection disposal wells used by the oil industry to dispose of waste contaminated with fracking fluids and other pollutants.
Posted: Mon Oct 6, 2014 4:42PM
920 Chickens Killed in Shocking Central Valley Chicken Massacre - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
Caruthers, Calif. — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator(s) who used a golf club to massacre 920 chickens at a Foster Farms facility. The massacre occurred the morning of September 20 approximately 20 miles south of Fresno. Media reports indicate that the killers broke into the property through a hole in the fence at 3691 West Swanson Ave. and used a golf club, and possibly another in...
Posted: Wed Oct 1, 2014 4:12PM