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text Lawsuit Challenges Approval of Destructive Napa Vineyard Development by Center for Biological Diversity
Project Will Destroy Wildlife Habitat, Cut Down Thousands of Trees...
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:48PM
image Big Oil Lobbyist Backs 'Well-Designed' California Carbon Trading Program 480_wspa_prez_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
A report released in September 2016 documents "critical flaws" in California's carbon trading system, proving many of the concerns the environmental justice community has long raised. The report, “A Preliminary Environmental Equity Assessment of California’s Cap-And-Trade Program,” authored by Rachel Morello-Frosch, Manuel Pastor, James Sadd, Lara Cushing, Madeline Wander, and Allen Zhu, "demonstrates that polluters using the cap and trade system are adversely impacting environmental justi...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02AM
text California Agency Proposes Turning Monterey Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump by Center for Biological Diversity
State's Proposal Shrugs Off Voters' Approval of Ban on Oil Waste Injection...
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:01PM
text Killing Continues to Mount in California Drift Gillnet Fishery: Government Adds New Species by Cassie
Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service published its final List of Fisheries for 2017. The list classifies U.S. fisheries based on the level of mortality and serious injury that occurs in each fishery. The California drift gillnet fishery is once again ranked as Category I, the most harmful rating a fishery can receive....
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:21PM
text Livermore Residents in Hazmat Suits to Rally Against Plan to Sacrifice Water to Big Oil by Center for Biological Diversity
LIVERMORE, Calif.— Livermore residents and Center for Biological Diversity members wearing hazmat suits and flanked by toxic waste barrels will rally tomorrow at Livermorium Plaza against a plan to sacrifice local underground water to the oil industry. The rally will take place ahead of a public hearing held by state oil regulators on this "aquifer exemption" plan....
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:11PM
image Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered San Joaquin Kit Fox From 8,000-acre Grapevine Development 480_san_joaquin_kit_fox_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Project Would Destroy Wildlife Habitat, Worsen Air Quality...
Posted: Sat Jan 7, 2017 5:16PM
text Federal Analysis Downplays Fracking's Threats to Public Land in California by Center for Biological Diversity
Draft Proposal Seeks to Open Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Public Land on Central Coast to Drilling, Fracking...
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 3:57PM
image Obama Administration Orders Speedy Completion of Delta Tunnels Plan secretary-jewell-200x278.jpg by Dan Bacher
Congressman John Garamendi slammed the declaration as "an outrageous attempt by the Secretary of the Interior to direct a scientific outcome." "It’s unconscionable," said Garamendi in a statement. "I would have expected this from the Trump Administration, not the Obama Administration. The $15 billion twin tunnels are a financially and environmentally disastrous boondoggle that will suck the Delta dry, ravage its ecosystem, and destroy local fisheries, agriculture, and recreation....
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 10:49AM
image Good Samaritans Relocate Monarch Butterflies to Sunny Santa Cruz 480_rita_leroy_monarchs_release_santa_cruz_photo_by_walter_rockholt_1.jpg by Kathy Keatley Garvey
This is a story about how eight monarch butterflies escaped the freezing temperatures of Vacaville, Calif., and hitchhiked to sunny Santa Cruz, thanks to Good Samaritans (Good Monarcharians?) Rita LeRoy and Walter Rockholt of Vallejo. Photo: Rita LeRoy releases newly eclosed monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Walter Rockholt)...
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2017 6:23PM
image Hundreds in Seattle, Oakland Kick Off National Earth2Trump Resistance Roadshow Tour 480_resistance_roadshow_earth2trump_cfbd_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
16-city Tour Opposing Trump Attacks on Environment, Civil Rights Stops Next in Portland, Los Angeles...
Posted: Tue Jan 3, 2017 5:07PM
image San Francisco Bay Is Freshwater-Starved 480_freshwater_starved_estuary_cover_1.jpg by The Bay Institute
How Reducing Flows Harms The Ecosystems Of San Francisco Bay And Coastal Waters...
Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:19PM
image Jerry Brown Lauds Release of Delta Tunnels Water Grab Documents 480_jerry_brown_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
“This forgetting on Governor Brown's part is reckless and dangerous as he makes his appeal to President-elect Trump to support the project," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "Governor Brown is supporting a project that will leave Stockton, California, a majority-minority city, and other Delta environmental justice communities with degraded water -- all for the benefit of rich water exporters in the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, and Silicon Va...
Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:01PM
text Santa Cruz County has second most agricultural pesticide illnesses in the state by Lucia Calderón
Department of Pesticide Regulation report shows Santa Cruz County ranked #2 for agricultural pesticide-related illnesses in 2014...
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:31AM
text Pacific Fisheries Management Council Nominated for ‘Shark Enemy’ Award by Turtle Island and Host of Concerned Environmental Groups by Joanna McWilliams
This week Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading international marine conservation organization, and fellow environmentalists officially nominated the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) for the ‘Shark Enemy’ award by the conservation organization Sharkproject International....
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:26AM
image President Obama Signs Water Bill With Big Ag 'Poison Pill' Rider 480_potus_header2_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, was appalled by passage of the bill with its environmentally destructive Big Ag rider. “This is the tool California water districts need to deny the water for salmon and continue on with the Brown WaterFix for California,” said Chief Sisk. “DiFi doesn't care about all the fishermen, Tribes and fish consumers. This is the worst thing that President Obama could have done to the California water wars."...
Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:54AM
image Stand with Standing Rock Fundraiser 480_000_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The fundraiser for Standing Rock was quite a success! #noDAPL...
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:02PM
image Rally Inside Wells Fargo Headquarters Demands Bank Divest from Dakota Access Pipeline 480_water-is-sacred-wells-fargo-sf_1.jpg by #NoDAPLBayArea
During a busy payday lunch hour, members of #NoDAPLBayArea took over the global headquarters of Wells Fargo Bank in the financial district of San Francisco....
Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:33PM
text California Agency Floats Plan to Turn Livermore Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump by Center for Biological Diversity
LIVERMORE, Calif., December 15, 2016 — An oil company with a long history of hazardous spills in California wants state and federal permission to dispose of contaminated waste fluid into an underground water supply in Livermore....
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:36PM
image Reclamation will increase American River releases to 35,000 cfs 480_800_american_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
This increase in water releases occurs at a critical time for struggling fall-run Chinook salmon and steelhead on the American. The salmon run is near its end as fish spawn in the river or have already spawned. The high flows are expected to wash out many of the freshly laid salmon eggs from the gravel beds. The winter run of steelhead, listed as an endangered species, is starting to move into the river....
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:19PM
text New EPA Report Highlights Fracking Pollution Threat to California's Water by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 13, 2016 — A major new report released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency highlights hydraulic fracturing’s threat to California's water supplies. All six factors identified in the EPA report as increasing the risk of fracking-related water pollution apply in California....
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:26AM