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text State maintains loophole for cancer-causing pesticides - by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Sacramento, CA, August 24, 2015 - Late Friday, state officials responded — and again signaled delay — on implementing restrictions for the use of the cancer-causing pesticide Telone. This comes on the heals of repeated requests to end the practice of “banking” allowances for hazardous pesticide use from year-to-year. And across the state, children are returning to school, some of them in very close proximity to fields where heavy amounts of the Telone are used.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:02PM
text Local ACLU Issues Statement of Support for the Freedom Sleepers - by ACLU Santa Cruz County
ACLU Believes Freedom Sleepers Working to Address Criminalization of Homelessness
Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39AM
text Endangered Species Act Recovery Plan Set for Two Unique Bay Area Plants - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced recovery plans (see PDF) today for the pallid manzanita, a fire-adapted shrub with only two naturally occurring populations remaining in the world — in Alameda and Contra Costa counties — and Baker’s larkspur, an attractive purple wildflower with only one small remaining population, in western Marin County.
Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:57PM
text In Support of Black Solidarity with Palestine - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
It is certainly a milestone in opposing the 67 year occupation of Palestine by the American military base called Israel that we now have African-American solidarity with Palestine in the form of a statement signed by over 1,000 African-Americans and Africans in other countries found at http://www.blackforpalestine.com/read-the-statement.html
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:15PM
text Dead Man Endorses SaveKPFA - by Daniel Borgström
It’s election time at KPFA. Candidates for KPFA’s board are seeking endorsements, and even the dead are being called up.
Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:49PM
text Marijuana Union Organizer Took Bribes, Rigged Process - by UFCW Member
A Harley-Davidson-riding union organizer — once hailed as a "Superman" by the California cannabis movement — has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and rigging the union organizing process.
Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:27AM
text Legal Petition Calls for Federal Inspection of California's Aging Offshore Pipelines - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— Seeking to avert another devastating offshore oil spill, the Center for Biological Diversity today formally petitioned (see PDF) the federal government to inspect all pipelines off the coast of California for corrosion and other damage.
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2015 2:42PM
text Support Fund for Nicole and Joseph - by Support Nicole and Joseph
Support fund for Nicole and Joseph, arrested last month in Oakland and charged with Animal Enterprise Terrorism
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 11:57PM
text Evidence Found of New Wolf in California's Siskiyou County - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Evidence of a wolf in Siskiyou County was reported on August 3 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Following up on citizen sightings of a lone, dark-colored canid, agency staff obtained photographic images from a trail camera and spotted fresh tracks, indications that California is now home to its second wolf in nearly a century. The wolf, which may be roaming in Siskiyou County, is not wearing a radio-collar, so its movements will be detectable only by trail c...
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 10:42AM
text Large Oil Slick Observed Off California Coast Near Santa Barbara - by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— Emergency officials are responding to a 2-mile oil sheen off the California coast near the town of Goleta in Santa Barbara County. The slick extends to Platform Holly, an offshore drilling platform.
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:45AM
text Proposition 47 Deserves Fair Chance to Transform Judicial System - by Steve Pleich
Prop 47 Offers Real Criminal Justice Reform
Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:29PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News July 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.
Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43PM
text Oakland Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree Targeting Fur Industry - by U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California
Two Oakland residents have been charged under the AETA for supposedly causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to animal exploiting businesses. Apologies for posting a full unedited DOJ press release here, but there's limited information at this point on the two arrests today in Oakland, California. No link to a government website will be provided.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:14PM
text Oakland animal advocates accused of vandalism spree against fur industry - by Fox5 San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Two animal advocates were arrested Friday on charges they went on a nationwide vandalism spree against the fur industry, including in San Diego County, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today.
Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:02PM
text Thousands of L.A.-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for Pollution Dangers - by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged California officials to release results from an investigation into thousands of oil industry injection wells in the Los Angeles area that may be contaminating water and threatening public health.
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58PM
text Court Order Sought to Force Disclosure of California Pesticide Spraying - by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Public-health and environmental groups, along with the city of Berkeley, are seeking a court order on Friday to require that a California agency publicly disclose and analyze any pesticide spraying it conducts that poses risks to people, wildlife or the environment. The groups are asking a Sacramento court for a preliminary injunction to require that the California Department of Food and Agriculture follow state environmental laws when spraying harmful pesticides. This s...
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:55PM
text Oil Train Derailment in Montana Closes Highway, Forces Evacuations - by Center for Biological Diversity
CULBERTSON, Mont.— Three tank cars continued to leak crude oil on Friday in rural, northeastern Montana in the wake of a 21-car derailment that downed a power line, closed a major highway and forced the evacuation of a town. Emergency workers responding to the Thursday evening derailment said cleanup of the leaking crude could not begin until the arrival of a Texas-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe hazardous materials team. The wreck is the latest in a string of derailments this year expos...
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:44AM
text Deep-sea Mining Regulations Need Stronger Environmental Protections - by Center for Biological Diversity
KINGSTON, Jamaica— Scientists and conservationists are calling on the International Seabed Authority, now meeting in Jamaica, to adopt stronger-than-proposed protections for wildlife and oceans in setting environmental standards for deep-sea mining projects. The Center for Biological Diversity, which recently sued the United States government for issuing deep-sea mining permits that circumvent the ISA’s nascent environmental review process, warns that the current push to start strip-minin...
Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:16PM
text NEA Opposes California's Phillips 66 Oil-train Project Over Risks to Students - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Out of concern for the safety and wellbeing of students and teachers, the National Education Association today opposed the proposed Phillips 66 oil-train offloading facility in San Luis Obispo County. If approved the project would bring millions of gallons of hazardous crude oil nearly every day through highly populated areas near hundreds of schools.
Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:23PM
text Medical Cannabis Advocates Oppose AB 266 Bonta - by Shona Gochenaur
AB 266 Bonta will dismantle SB 420, take action now to protect medical cannabis in California!
Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:31PM

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