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image Santa Clara Valley Water District conditionally approves California WaterFix 480_800_groundwater_recharge_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board approved the resolution in spite of evidence provided by experts exposing the project’s flaws. Deirdre Des Jardins of California Water Research, who conducted an independent review of the science and engineering behind this project, told the board there have been “gross misrepresentations” about this project that should have give the District pause in supporting it.  Photo: Groundwater recharge pond behind the Santa Clara Valley Water District of...
Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:46AM
image Metropolitan Water District Approves Delta Tunnels Funding 480_protest_outside_press_club_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Delta Tunnels opponents said they were disappointed with the vote, although not surprised. They vowed to keep fighting the project, one that they say will create no new water while raising water rates and causing great harm to imperiled Sacramento River Chinook salmon, Delta smelt and other fish species. Photo: Jim Cox of the California Striped Bass Association, West Delta Chapter; Barbara Daly of North Delta Cares; Juliette Beck of the Sierra Club Yolano Group; and Adam Scow, California...
Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:26AM
image Rebecca Kaplan Wants To "protect the air" but is silent about corrupt exes running BAAQMD kaplan_rebecca.jpeg by Defend BAAQMD Whistleblowers
Oakland City Council member Rebecca Kaplan says she wants to protect the bay area air from the fires but she refuses to call for the investigation, prosecution and jailing of Bay Area Air Quality Management District bosses who illegally destroyed pollution control documents and bullied and terminated district whistleblowers Michael Bachmann and Sarah Steele. Why is she helping cover-up these crooks running the BAAQMD....
Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:55PM
text Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America by The Xerces Society
New study reveals that western monarch decline is more severe than decline in East...
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:32AM
document Lawsuit Targets California's Dungeness Crab Fishery for Harming Endangered Whales, Sea Turtles 17-10-3_ca_dungeness_crab_entanglement_complaint.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Wildlife Agency Sued Over Record-breaking Whale Entanglements...
Posted: Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:03AM
image Groups sue CDFW over permit to kill endangered salmon in Delta Tunnels 480_mouth_of_feather_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
This suit is the first to challenge CDFW’s “take” permit for the tunnel operations. Representatives of the groups said the agency “improperly authorized” the California Department Water Resources to “kill and harm” state-protected fish species, including Sacramento River winter-run and spring-run chinook salmon, longfin smelt and Delta smelt. Ironically, the mission of the CDFW “is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend,...
Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2017 9:40AM
image Big Oil defeats California bill to ban new offshore oil drilling 480__jackson_photo_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, held the bill in suspension during their hearing on Friday, September 1. Photo: Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson authored Senate Bill 188. Photo courtesy of her office....
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:34PM
image Westlands Water District Votes No on Delta Tunnels Project! 480_district-map-2014-11-10a.jpg by Dan Bacher
"Today is a very good day for California,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta, in a statement. “By rejecting California WaterFix, the Westlands Water District has dealt a blow to the project. There are many better solutions for creating a sustainable water supply in California.”...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:15PM
document CA Indian Water Commission, environmental groups challenge Delta Tunnels financing 2017_9th_circut_decision_on_reserved_indian_water_rights_15-55896.pdf_140_.jpg by Dan Bacher
"The California Indian Water Commission's involvement in this filing is about upholding traditional indigenous responsibilities to the lands and waters of California," said Don Hankins, CIWC President. "With this filing, we affirm our commitment to future generations through protection of the lands and waters of this state, and the associated organisms, which we also maintain obligations to."...
Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:52AM
image Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say 480_21728926_309857996147844_1393634143189393342_o_1.jpg by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
Frustrated residents of agricultural communities packed a Sacramento hearing room Friday to urge the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to order an immediate suspension of chlorpyrifos while the state’s potentially lengthy scientific review takes place....
Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:19PM
image Capture of BAAQMD, Corrupt Executives & Workplace Bullying and Terminations 480_baaqmd_execs_waving_1.jpg by United Public Workers For Action
At a report on the crisis at the Bay Area Air Quaility Management District, panelists including Dr. Larry Rose former Cal-OSHA Medical Director reported that the district refuses to properly monitor the refineries of pollution discharges and also retaliates against engineers who question Chevron and the other polluters measurement of pollution. The agency executives who act as shills for the refinery bosses have bullied, harassed and terminated two whistleblowers Michael Bachmann and Sarah St...
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:10AM
image A Chicken in Every Pot and a Cell Tower on Every Garage 480_small-cellls-mounted-on-telephone-pole_1.jpg by jenny miller
A bill is speeding through the California legislature that would allow telecom companies to saturate our residential neighborhoods with toxic radiation from 50,000 new-generation cell towers. There would be virtually zero government control and oversight. This article explains why this is happening, what the alternative is, and what we can do to stop it. The final hurdle, a vote by the full CA Assembly, will happen early this week....
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:27AM
document Oil Spill Highlights Risks of Phillips 66's Plan to Double Tanker Traffic in San Francisco Bay 2017-08-28_scoping_comments.pdf_140_.jpg by via Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, September 6, 2017 — An oil spill reported this week in San Pablo Bay near a Phillips 66 refinery is raising new questions about the company’s plans to dramatically increase the number of ships carrying oil though the bay to the facility. The oil apparently leaked from a pipeline on Monday, creating a 20-by-20-foot sheen on the bay....
Posted: Wed Sep 6, 2017 4:41PM
image Save Berkeley's People's Park 480_collards_peoplespark_1.jpg by Darin
Poor social services in Berkeley and other civic aberrant negligence have contributed to the perceived negation and associated slander towards People's Park. But beyond a decade's long insufficient response to human suffering and a lack of community concentration on the People's Park garden, and other aspects of the park that aren't directly linked to blight at all times, and often are, it is time to SAVE PEOPLE'S PARK!...
Posted: Fri Sep 1, 2017 5:15PM
document Winnemem Wintu, conservation groups sue to block Delta Tunnels verified_petition_for_writ_of_mandate_and_complaint_1_1_1.pdf_140_.jpg by Dan Bacher
"The Twin Tunnels and its companion proposal to raise Shasta Dam by 18 feet would push the remaining salmon runs toward extinction and inundate our ancestral and sacred homeland along the McCloud River,” said Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe....
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:28AM
text Sonoma County Climate Change Activists Summit by Occupy Sonoma County
Climate change activists have their act together in Sonoma County, California!...
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:17AM
image California Pursues New Health Protections on Chlorpyrifos 480_almond_tour_12_1.jpg by Charlotte Fadipe
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced today that both the California Department of Pesticide Regulations and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment are pursuing health protections on one of the most widely used agricultural pesticides in the nation, chlorpyrifos....
Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:45AM
image Majority Report: Fun City vs. Surf City 480_west-cliff-drive-bay-street-santa-cruz_1.jpg by Chris Krohn
A column focused on the current Dream Inn mini-mall and condo project proposal at the corner of West Cliff Drive and Bay Street in Santa Cruz....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:15PM
image Air Testing Shows Unsafe Levels of Brain-Harming Pesticide in Kern County 480_ban-chlorpyrifos-july-12-2017_1.jpg by Californians for Pesticide Reform
Chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide linked to IQ loss and autism, has been found in the air in Kern County in amounts far in excess of the level of concern established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for pregnant women, according to 2016 air monitoring data released Thursday by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)....
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:39PM
image Court Rules Monterey County's Federal Animal-killing Contract Violates Law 480_coyote_in_cat_tails_seedskade_nwr_tom_koerner_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by via Center for Biological Diversity
Decision Likely Halts Program That Kills Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions...
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:45AM