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Removal of Klamath Dams Would Be Largest River Restoration in U.S. History
Four hydroelectric dams may soon be demolished along the Klamath, near the California-Oregon border. Hundreds of miles of the Klamath would run free to the Pacific Ocean — opening up the largest river restoration in U.S. history....
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:55AM
Delta Tunnels: Fitch Ratings Downgrades Westlands' Next Bond Sale
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta executive director, quipped, “Bond ratings agencies are like Mom and Dad. Westlands is asking to raise the limit on their credit card again, despite questionable earnings potential. At some point Mom and Dad get out the scissors." Photo: Hoopa Valley Tribe members protest against Westlands Water District's attacks on the Trinity River in August 2013. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:10PM
Court to Monterey County: Lawsuit Over Wildlife Services Animal-killing Contract Can Move Forward
SALINAS, Calif., October 25, 2016 — The California Superior Court issued an order Monday evening denying Monterey County’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit, filed in June by animal protection and conservation organizations, that challenges the county’s contract renewal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services. This notorious federal program has killed more than 3,000 coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions and other animals in the county in the past six years, largely in the name of pr...
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:46PM
Aromas - San Juan School Officials: Remove Shredded Tire Mulch from Playgrounds
We are a parent-led effort to replace shredded tires from Aromas-San Juan Unified Public Schools with a non-toxic alternative....
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:18PM
Davis City Council Passes Resolution Backing Standing Rock
In an emailed report to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Julia Beck of Davis Stands with Standing Rock, said, “We wanted to share the good news that our local city council last night unanimously passed the attached resolution in support of your critical and profoundly inspiring opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.” Photo: Francisco Dominguez urges the Davis City Council to adopt the resolution. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:49PM
If You're Afraid of Trees, Don't Live In a Forest
October 20, 2016 is the 25th anniversary of the Oakland Hills Fire. As we commemorate the lives and homes lost, a fight rages over the future of forests in the East Bay hills. (Originally published in Slingshot Issue #122, Fall 2016, http://slingshot.tao.ca)...
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:03PM
Big Money Funds Yes on Measure D Campaign in Santa Cruz County
October 2016 - Big money is being spent to influence the outcome of Measure D on the November 8, 2016 Santa Cruz County ballot. Unlike political offices, campaigns for ballot measures have no limit to the amount of money that can be contributed. There is no restriction on the source of contributions, so special interests from outside Santa Cruz County can buy influence in our local ballot measures....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:32PM
Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32.2 million on Klamath irrigators
“Basically, the Bureau of Reclamation became an illicit ATM for favored special interests,” stated PEER Senior Counsel Paula Dinerstein. “To add injury to insult, these improper subsidies were used to aggravate environmental damage by draining shrinking groundwater supplies to benefit irrigators.” Photo of Iron Gate Dam on the Klamath River by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:50PM
Update on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Child Daycare Centers
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has extended the public comment period for a proposed regulation that would give further protections to children when agricultural pesticides are applied close to schools and child daycare facilities*. The new deadline of December 9, 2016, gives the public more opportunity to weigh in on the issue. In addition, DPR has added an additional public hearing that will be held in Monterey County. Public hearings have already been scheduled...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:07PM
KPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota
KPFA Staff, Board member Janet Kobren and community supporters rallied for Amy Goodman and journalists in Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota...
Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:30PM
Rally/Action To Support Amy Goodman and other courageous journalists At Standing Rock
In front of KPFA 1929 Martin Luther King Blvd near University Berkeley, CA...
Event Date: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:52AM
Full Review Requested of Proposed Warriors' Arena Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Toxic Air Contaminants, Land-use Impacts
SAN FRANCISCO, October 13, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity, Coalition for Clean Air, Communities for a Better Environment and the Sunset Coalition have filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of those opposing the Golden State Warriors’ proposed 18,000-seat arena in San Francisco. The groups asked California’s 1st District Court of Appeal to find that the city’s review of the project failed to quantify and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the proposed arena or inform t...
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:13PM
Turtle Island Restoration Network Wins Victory for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles
A new proposed rule would put in place limits on the number of whales, sea turtles, and dolphins that the California driftnet fishery for swordfish can catch....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:35AM
Brown administration applies for permit to take endangered species in Delta Tunnels
As the Department of Water Resources applied for a permit to kill endangered species. Delta and longfin smelt, winter-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead and other fish species continued to move closer and closer to the abyss of extinction. Delta smelt photo meme courtesy of Restore the Delta....
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:28PM
"Imagine A Day Without Censorship" Speakout At Facebook Zuckerberg's SF Mansion
A speak out was held on John Lennon's birthday at the San Francisco mansion of Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg. He is censoring Facebook with critics of Israel and is colluding with the police and US government to stop live streams from Standing Rock by Native People in North Dakota and also shut off the video stream of Korryn Gaines and then killed her. Facebook is also seeking to privatize the internet....
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:58PM
Lawsuit Launched Over Oil, Gas Development in Los Padres National Forest
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., October 12, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity, Los Padres ForestWatch and Defenders of Wildlife filed a notice of intent Tuesday to sue the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other federal agencies over invalid and outdated Endangered Species Act approvals on a 2005 U.S. Forest Service plan that allowed expanded oil and gas development throughout the Los Padres National Forest. The challenge ...
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:26PM
Indigenous People's Day: Zachary Runningwolf's statement from Santa Rita Jail
Berkeley Mayoral candidate Zachary Runningwolf has been held in jail for nearly a month on minor misdemeanor charges, making him unable to participate in the mayoral electoral process in the City of Berkeley. He has been on hunger strike for nearly two weeks now. The following is his statement for Indigenous People's Day, brought to us from Santa Rita Jail....
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:07PM
San Luis Obispo Planning Commission Denies Phillips 66's Oil Trains Project
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., October 5, 2016 — The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission today voted to reject Phillips 66’s proposed oil train facility in Nipomo. The decision comes after a nearly three-year review process, with more than 20,000 Californians opposing the project, as well as more than 45 cities, counties, and school boards sending letters urging the planning commission to deny it....
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2016 6:32PM
California regulators ignore risks, allow for increased use of Dow’s cancer-causing strawberry pesticide
Sacramento, CA, October 06, 2016 – Months after unveiling an analysis of the risks associated with the cancer-causing fumigant pesticide 1,3-dichloropropene, banned by the same agency decades prior, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today announced new rules that would allow even more of the pesticide to be used in strawberry fields, almond orchards, carrot fields, vineyards and other crops across the state. The announcement comes just days after the department issued ne...
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2016 6:24PM
2016 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering | Alcatraz Island
The Pier 33 ticket office opens at 4:30 am, boats run to island at 5 am, 5:15 am and 5:45 am....
Event Date: Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:30AM
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2016 3:37PM