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Animal Groups Sue California Rodeo Salinas for Underreporting Animal Injuries - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
Salinas, Calif. — On December 17, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit against the California Rodeo Salinas and its head veterinarian Tim Eastman for failing to report animal injuries to the state veterinary medical board, as required under California law. The defendants are accused of significantly underreporting the number of animals injured at the California Rodeo Salinas, the largest rodeo in the state and one of the largest in the country. In the last...
Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:49PM
New York Fracking Ban Increases Pressure on Obama to Protect Public Lands From Fracking - by Center for Biological Diversity
ALBANY, N.Y.— After years of public pressure, New York today became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing because of risks to people and the environment. The announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo adds to the pressure on the Obama administration to end fracking across the country, including on America’s public lands.
Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:59PM
Proposal for Prison Noise Demos on New Year's Eve - by Rev. Solidarity
Freedom will blossom in the ruins of the prisons. Proposal for Prison Noise Demos Across North America on New Year’s Eve 2014/2015 December 15, 2014
Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:37AM
UC Student-Worker Union Members Vote to Support Divestment from Israel - by via UAW 2865
HISTORIC: UAW 2865, UC STUDENT-WORKER UNION, BECOMES FIRST MAJOR U.S. LABOR UNION TO SUPPORT DIVESTMENT FROM ISRAEL BY MEMBERSHIP VOTE.
Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:45PM
Affordable Care Act - by Reyna Vigil
Republican congress is trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act in order to "benefit" the economy and American citizens.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 4:53PM
Discrepencies in Health Care - by Monica Bejarano
The Affordable Care Act that began in 2010, has created a reform that has helped many people in the United States to sign up for Health Insurance. But, in reality there are loopholes that were found through the four years it has existed.
Posted: Tue Dec 9, 2014 10:26AM
Plans Halted for Widening Highway Through Ancient Redwoods in Richardson Grove State Park - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— After years of opposition, Caltrans has rescinded its approvals for a controversial highway-widening project that would endanger ancient redwood trees in Richardson Grove State Park, along Highway 101 in Humboldt County. Conservation groups and local residents this week dismissed a lawsuit they filed in federal court in July in exchange for Caltrans abandoning the project approvals and agreeing to restart the environmental review if the agency pursues the project. Caltrans ha...
Posted: Fri Dec 5, 2014 8:22PM
Lawsuit Launched Against Offshore Fracking in California's Santa Barbara Channel - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Interior Department for violating three federal laws by rubber-stamping offshore fracking in California’s Santa Barbara Channel without evaluating its polluting effects on coastal communities or blue whales, sea otters and other marine wildlife.
Posted: Thu Dec 4, 2014 12:16PM
EPA Clean Power Plan Low-and Zero-carbon Generating Capacity – Nuclear Power Plants - by Tomas DiFiore
A long data source-linked article, a tirade against the wasteful use of money and environment for nuclear energy, focused around Tritium, and radioactive water contamination. The current EPA Proposed Rule for existing power plants covers 30 nuclear facilities in the US, and 5 under construction. The economics don't pan out, the cost benefits to society are a burden of deceit and sickness. Don't let nuclear generation of electricity win over solar and wind! This is the final opportunity to aff...
Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:27AM
Diversifying The U.S. Energy Economy Under The EPA Proposed Power Plant Rule - by Tomas DiFiore
The green renewable energy job market scenario – growing, adding long term employment at good wages! The solar industry continues to be an engine of job growth, creating jobs six times faster than the overall job market. The latest U.S. figures from The Solar Foundation, an independent research organization, show a 13 percent growth in high-skilled solar jobs spanning installations, sales, marketing, manufacturing and software development, bringing total direct jobs to 119,000 in the sector...
Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:50AM
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
Court trafficking of Jonah Rief & Lexi Dillon gets national attention, exposes corruption - by Tracy of Save our Children
As concerned Americans held another night of prayer vigils and protests in cities across America in support of protective mothers Ruby Dillon and Tammy Rief, the event exposed corruption in California Courts and in San Diego's Vital Records.
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:34PM
New CA Ebola Mandate Inspired by NNU Appeal to Gov. Brown, Sets National Model - by via National Nurses United
Following a worldwide day of actions of 100,000 registered nurses and health workers demanding substantial improvements in safeguards for the deadly Ebola virus, California officials have announced landmark mandatory Ebola guidelines that should be a model for federal and state action for all U.S. hospitals, National Nurses United said on November 14.
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:45PM
Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Off West Coast - by via Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Monitoring efforts along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. and Canada have detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant accident 100 miles (150 km) due west of Eureka, California. Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found the trace amounts of telltale radioactive compounds as part of their ongoing monitoring of natural and human sources of radioactivity in the ocean.
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:54PM
Expand Electoral Participoation In California!! - by Tortuga Bi LIBERTY
small proposals to increase voter turnout in CALIFORNIA
Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:56AM
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 Slow Vote Count in 21st Century - by To count or not count
In a high voter turnout election, such as the governor's general election of 11/4/14, there are usually 13 million ballots cast in California and 300,000 ballots cast in San Francisco. As of this morning, the morning after the 11/4/14 election, California had counted 5 million ballots and San Francisco had counted 162,000 ballots, including the 77,000 absentees it received before 11/4/14. As of 11/5/14 after 4 p.m., California still is showing only 5 million ballots in its County Reporting ...
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 6:23PM
Fracking Bans Win in Two California Counties, Fail in One - by Sierra Club California
SACRAMENTO—Voters in two California counties were able to overcome a Goliath of an opponent—the oil industry—and pass fracking bans yesterday by wide margins. Measure J in San Benito County passed with 57% of the vote, and Measure S in Mendocino County passed with 67%.
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 10:48AM
San Benito County Bans Fracking, Despite Deluge of Oil Industry Cash - by Center for Biological Diversity
HOLLISTER, Calif.— Voters in San Benito County approved a ballot measure Tuesday that will ban fracking and other extreme oil-extraction techniques, despite a massive ad campaign funded by the oil industry. Fracking is a controversial technique, used in thousands of California oil and gas wells, that blasts huge volumes of water mixed with toxic chemicals into the earth to fracture rocks. Anti-fracking measures also passed in Denton, Texas, and Athens, Ohio.
Posted: Wed Nov 5, 2014 10:35AM
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