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Frack to the Future: Interview with Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity on Fracking - by FireWorks
As the the drought, global climate chaos, and the fallout of industrial capitalism continues to be felt throughout the world, the issue of fracking looms as a potential for mass struggle against resource extraction - especially within California. Across North America, many indigenous groups are already waging various battles over fracking and the removal of resources from their lands. Catching up with the group Santa Cruz Indigenous Solidarity (SCIS), we asked them their thoughts on the possi...
Posted: Fri Mar 7, 2014 6:04PM
Court Strikes Down Environmental Review of Controversial Kern Water Bank - by Dan Bacher
The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network and Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release regarding the ruling on their Monterey-Plus lawsuit. The court agreed with them that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) failed to properly consider the environmental impacts of the operation of the Kern Water Bank. "We respectfully disagree with the court’s conclusion on aspects of the case involving amendments to the Stat...
Posted: Fri Mar 7, 2014 9:46AM
Map reveals tunnels will supply water for agribusiness, fracking - by Dan Bacher
Adam Scow, California Campaigns Director for Food and Water Watch, said, “It's unfair for the Governor to make Californians subsidize water use and abuse by corporate agribusiness and oil companies, especially in a drought and in a bad economy."
Posted: Wed Mar 5, 2014 8:05AM
As UC Continues Bad Faith Bargaining with Patient Care Workers, ULP Strike Vote Scheduled - by AFSCME 3299
Oakland: The University of California’s largest union, AFSCME 3299, has announced that its 13,000 Patient Care Technical Workers will vote on whether to authorize an Unfair Labor Practice Strike on March 12th and 13th.
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 1:19PM
Salmon Committee Slams Peripheral Tunnel Plan - by Dan Bacher
The letter states, "BDCP promotes the unscientific scientific hypothesis that habitat restoration can substitute for flows. However, the State Water Resources Control Board has already indicated that Delta inflows and outflows are presently insufficient to help listed species recover their former abundance. BDCP would reduce Delta outlow, which contributes to the decreases in salmon smolt survival rates modeled by BDCP."
Posted: Tue Mar 4, 2014 9:20AM
Business duped by Chief of Police’s use of their donated cash! - by Gene Ruda
Lets just see where that 20 to 23K in donated money from various businesses and community members to beef our department back up went.
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:17PM
Parlier Police Chief: A selfish manager, no vision, not a leader. - by Dwight Jamison
The Chief of Police in Parlier, California is a bully. Just like one of those kids we all had to deal with at recess. His latest scare tactic is that he is telling his officers the Sheriff's department is taking over the city, the council already has a contract with them and the department is closing. It's about time the council takes action once and for all.
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:10AM
Klamath River youth travel to Brazil to join Belo Monte Fight - by Dan Bacher
“We are fix the world people, that is why creator put us here on this river, our dances every Fall bring about world renewal. We pray, dance and put the pieces of our damaged but functioning culture back together. This is how we protect this land for future generations. It is not lost on us, the irony of the incredible passion shown by the world’s most downtrodden, rising in solidarity to fix the world,” stated Sammy Gensaw, 20-year-old Yurok Tribal Member and co-founder of The Ancestra...
Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:59PM
Parlier Police Department: A Chief in trouble. - by Raul
Chief of Police David Cerda is just the next in a long line of corrupt Chief's in the City of Parlier. Another clown who plays favorites, has cost the City thousands of dollars paying outside investigators to conduct investigations on officers he doesn't like and so on. Not a leader and has no ethics, morals or values. Time for new blood. An outsider I think.
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:13PM
Audubon California derides San Joaquin water bill (HR 3964) as ‘nothing but a step back’ - by Audobon California
San Francisco, CA - Audubon California on February 4 voiced strong opposition to a cynical legislative effort to take advantage of the ongoing drought to derail California water policy and environmental protections. House Resolution 3964, which is being rushed to the floor Wednesday without committee debate, would overturn years of negotiations over Central Valley water policy that have balanced the interests of communities, agriculture, and the environment.
Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:26PM
ALDF Appealing Ruling over Mistreated Pregnant and Nursing Pigs at State Fair - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
SACRAMENTO — Today, the Bay Area-based national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and two California taxpayers filed a notice of appeal in a lawsuit against the Regents of the University of California (UC Regents) and California Exposition and State Fair (Cal Expo). Cal Expo, a state agency, collaborates to host the fair with the UC Regents, which receives millions of taxpayer dollars annually. The lawsuit alleges that the UC Regents and Cal Expo unlawfully spent taxpayer money by ...
Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:03PM
Shalefield Stories: Residents on the Frontlines of Fracking Tell Their Personal Stories - by Environment America
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Environment America Research & Policy Center joined residents living on the frontlines of fracking who recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations in a new booklet called Shalefield Stories. The new booklet was released today even as President Obama touted natural gas development in his State of the Union speech and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz asserted last week that the impacts of frack...
Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:14PM
A path to dismantling Bay Area tech gentrification and revitalizing the Central Valley - by M Mac
The gentrification of the Bay Area is unsustainable. Tech workers are being used by their employers as cannon fodder in the class war. People want democracy, not charity. Tech companies have to pay their taxes. They also need to use this thingie called the Internet to spread their operations out to places that need the economic activity, like the Central Valley. Bonus: High-speed rail.
Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:53AM
California Household Water Usage Is Miniscule Compared To Enhanced Oil Recovery By Steam - by email@example.com
Enhanced Oil Recovery is good to the last drop, and it's also Wellbore Welfare. California water isn't in the rivers, so where is it? Reminds me of a question back in the 1990's - Where did all thee trees go? Too late. But there's a connection. Industry once blamed job loss on environmentalists. Like it was Earth First! or the Sierra Club, or the League of Conservation Voters that came in and stole all the trees. Trees connect the Earth to Sky. The trees are gone. What happens when the rock...
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:55PM
Atomic Fracking in New Mexico, Colorado - by Tomas DiFiore
The over-exploitation of Oil and Gas here at home, is not about “America's Resources For America". It is a kind of sinister 'new world order' of technology driven tactical diplomacy. One might call it more accurately a Right Wing Energy Plan For Destabilization of Key States throughout the world. As the U.S. and Canada production rises, some oil producing countries could face the threat of becoming "failed states" as their leadership grapples with greater pressure for economic and political...
Posted: Sat Jan 4, 2014 2:27PM
Indigent health care in court - by Dan Waterhouse, Newslink
Fresno County seeking emergency court order to end indigent health care
Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:33PM
Indigent health care ending? - by Dan Waterhouse, Newslink Fresno
Fresno County's indigent medical care program may be shut down in 2014.
Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:51AM
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Restores Local Control over Fracking - by Environment America
(Pittsburgh) – “PennEnvironment applauds today’s decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that overturned sections of Pennsylvania’s controversial gas drilling law, known as Act 13. With this ruling, municipal governments will once again have the ability to determine when and where fracking occurs in their locality. This is crucial for protecting public health, our environment and our communities.
Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:07PM
Beltway Bandit Named Senior Obama Adviser - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:53PM
Congressional Budget Deal Betrayal - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:47PM