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image CA Supreme Court Rules Delta Tunnels Surveys Can Go Forward 480_downloadedfile_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
Tom Keeling of the Freeman Firm in Stockton said the court did hand Delta landowners a “limited victory” in the case by reforming the statute at issue to allow the landowners the right of a jury trial....
Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:26PM
image Youth Protest Klamath River Water Pollution 480_13718680_10206977597341992_5821848656678291442_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“As a Yurok Tribal member, I am deeply affected by what happens on the Klamath River,” said Stoney McCoy, a 16 year-old Yurok Tribal Youth Council member. “ What I saw today coming out of the Klamath Strait Drain made me sick to my stomach, I will fight for as long as it takes to clean up the Klamath...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:29AM
text Court Rules Lawsuit Over Point Reyes Management Plan Can Move Forward by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., July 19, 2016 — A federal court has rejected a legal motion by the National Park Service and refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by conservation groups seeking an updated “general management plan” and assessment of the environmental impacts of commercial dairy and cattle grazing at Point Reyes National Seashore, before long-term cattle-grazing leases are pushed through. The court earlier rejected a motion by ranchers to intervene in the lawsuit....
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:40PM
calendar Nonviolent Protest at Mendocino Redwoods Company Mill in Ukiah 480_dt.common.streams.streamserver_1.jpg by KP & BACH
9 am: Rally at Mendocino County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers on Low Gap Rd. in Ukiah 11 am: Demonstration at the Ukiah mill operation of Mendocino Redwood Co. (MRC)...
Event Date: Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:36PM
image Sacramento Activists Hold Vigil to Remember 47 Killed in Lac-Mégantic 480_raging_grannies_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We can stop these oil trains if we organize and get people involved,” said Esteban Hernandez of the Sac Activist School. “We can win this battle.” The Raging Grannnies sing their songs against fracking and oil trains at the vigil remembering the 47 people killed in Canada in the Lac-Mégantic Disaster on July 6, 2013. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:23PM
image Rally in the Redwoods July 16 480_pastedgraphic-19.jpg by Karen
Agency Green-Lights Logging Plan in the Redwoods: Protest Rally July 16 on Gualala River. On July 1, state regulators approved the 402-acre “Dogwood” timber harvest plan (THP) to log in the sensitive redwood forest floodplain along the lower Wild and Scenic Gualala River, to the river’s mouth. The redwood trees there, many a century old, are in recovery, regenerating after historical heavy industrial logging....
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:09PM
text Farming Community Rallies in Sacramento to Demand Protections from Agricultural Pesticides by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Residents from California’s most extensively farmed regions converged on Sacramento today to deliver more than 27,000 petition signatures and a letter representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, all demanding protections for their children from exposure to agricultural pesticides at school....
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:36PM
image Governor Jerry Brown in talks with Big Oil over carbon trading program 480_redd_false_solution_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
As protests against oil trains took place in Sacramento and across the nation took place last week, oil industry leaders, led by Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association(WSPA), were talking with Brown administration officials In “hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California landmark climate change programs,” according to LA Times reporters Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason. Photo: This banner, displayed at a rally against REDD and carbon trad...
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:26AM
image New Report Documents 74% Decline in Monarch Butterflies Overwintering in Coastal CA 480_monarch_butterfly_cluster_xercessociety-candacefallon_1.jpg by via The Xerces Society
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.; Friday, July 8, 2016—A report released today by the Xerces Society (see PDF) shows a sharp two-decade decline in the number of monarchs which overwinter along the California coast and prioritizes the top 50 overwintering sites most in need of conservation and management attention....
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:46AM
image Another Water Agency Taxes Property Owners for Delta Tunnels 480_la4y60vh24krd_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
“The public is unaware that their property taxes are being used to pay for the planning of a project that will have negative impacts on the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. “Property taxpayers in Zone 7 never had a vote on the matter, and the district has not discussed this funding in any broad manner to facilitate public understanding.” Photo: Governor Jerry Brown greenwashes his image at a climate conference in T...
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 5:26PM
image Runners arrive at the Beach Flats Community Garden in Santa Cruz Ca. 7-6-2016 480_117_1.jpg by AutumnSun
Peace and Dignity Journey This year dedicated to Seeds!...
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 3:44PM
image Governor Brown Launches Attack On CA Environmental Quality Act, Coastal Act 480_big_oil_brown_photo.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Transparency and full disclosure before projects are approved are among the few tools everyday Californians have to make sure air and water pollution created by new projects is minimized and mitigated," said Kyle Jones, policy advocate for Sierra Club California."Responsible developers report that allowing the public to know what's going on in advance helps improve projects." Photo of Governor Jerry Brown by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Jul 7, 2016 9:27AM
image Monarch Butterfly to Get Endangered Species Act Protection Decision by 2019 480_monarch_butterfly_tierra_curry_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, July 5, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now legally bound to determine whether to protect imperiled monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act, according to the terms of an agreement reached today with conservation groups. The agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety requires the agency to decide by June 2019 whether the butterflies will receive federal protection. The two conservation groups and allies petitioned in 2014...
Posted: Tue Jul 5, 2016 2:01PM
image Watsonville Brown Berets Keep Pressure on Driscoll’s 480_boycott-driscolls-watsonville-safeway_2_7-2-16_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
Solidarity with farmworkers in Washington state and Baja California leading the worldwide boycott of Driscoll’s berries....
Posted: Mon Jul 4, 2016 1:55PM
image Westlands Water District Strips Tom Birmingham of General Counsel Duties 480_district-map-2014-11-10a.jpg by Dan Bacher
The water district is one of the main recipients of water from the Trinity River, the largest tributary of the Klamath River, via the Central Valley Project’s Trinity and Whiskeytown reservoirs. Westlands has frequently clashed in court with the Hoopa Valley, Yurok and Karuk Tribes and fishing groups over its attempts to block river flows needed to stop fish kills on the Klamath in recent years....
Posted: Sun Jul 3, 2016 10:57AM
image Slow Food USA respalda el boicot de Driscoll’s Berries 480_slow-food-usa-boicot-driscolls_1.jpg by Boycott Driscoll's
Slow Food USA respeta y valora las manos que nos alimentan. Es por esto que nos solidarizamos con Familias Unidas por la Justicia....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:44PM
image Slow Food USA Endorses the Boycott of Driscoll’s Berries 480_slow-food-usa-boycott-driscolls_1.jpg by Boycott Driscoll's
Slow Food USA respects and values the hands that feed us. This is why we stand in solidarity with Familias Unidas por la Justicia....
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:11PM
image Diverse Coalition Requests Legislature Fund Coastal, Ocean, and Public Access Protection 480_img_3682_1.jpg by Amy Trainer
Today, a large coalition of diverse organizations submitted a letter to Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia respectfully requesting that he provide at least $100 million in funding for each the Ocean Protection Council and State Coastal Conservancy in his proposed park bond, AB 2444....
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:21PM
image Groups Expose The Big Lie: "There's No Plan B to Delta Tunnels" 480_la4y60vh24krd_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
The groups describe Governor Brown's WaterFix as “the most damaging and controversial water project proposal in California history," as well as “the most expensive water project proposal in California history.” Photo: Governor Jerry Brown greenwashes his image at a climate conference in Toronto as he promotes the Delta Tunnels, the most environmentally destructive public works projects in California history, along with pushing the expansion of fracking and overseeing water policies that a...
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:02PM
calendar Watsonville Driscoll's Boycott Action 480_watsonville-brown-berets_5-19-16_1.jpg by Watsonville Brown Berets
Safeway (Watsonville, CA) 2010 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, California 95019...
Event Date: Sat Jul 2, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:42PM