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text Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick by joanna
Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....
Posted: Fri Dec 9, 2016 2:51PM
text Kern County Approves Sprawling 8,000-acre Grapevine Development by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., December 6, 2016 — The Kern County Board of Supervisors today approved Tejon Ranchcorp’s disastrous Grapevine project, despite criticism from the Center for Biological Diversity about the harm the project will do to wildlife and nearby communities. The 8,000-acre development will straddle the San Joaquin Valley and Tehachapi Mountains and create a new city of up to 12,000 dwelling units and up to 5.1 million square feet of commercial real estate....
Posted: Thu Dec 8, 2016 6:38PM
image Two top California water officials retire amidst growing opposition to Delta Tunnels cowin2.jpg by Dan Bacher
Both Mark Cowin and Carl Togersen are retiring at a time when Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnels plan, the California WaterFix, has come under increasing fire from recreational anglers, commercial fishermen, Tribal leaders, family farmers environmentalists, scientists and elected officials for the enormous threat it poses to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and West Coast salmon and other fisheries....
Posted: Wed Dec 7, 2016 8:19AM
text Forest Service Agrees to Halt Oil, Gas Leasing in Los Padres National Forest by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., December 6, 2016 — The U.S. Forest Service is halting new oil and gas leasing throughout the Los Padres National Forest, which prompted a federal court today to stay ongoing litigation against the agency by conservation groups. The leasing suspension will allow the Forest Service to consider the risks of fracking and drilling in the southern and central California forest to air and water quality and endangered animals like the California condor....
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:32PM
image Santa Cruz Holiday Parade December 3, 2016 480_001_1.jpg by AutumnSun
The event is held every year in Santa Cruz Ca....
Posted: Sat Dec 3, 2016 10:26PM
calendar The American Indian Movement - Interfaith Gathering to Support Standing Rock Movement tmp_13815-inter_faith_gathering_flyer_new_location_change177399184.pdf_140_.jpg by American Indian Movement
UN Plaza Market St. Near 7th -8th...
Event Date: Sun Dec 4, 2016 8:00AM
Posted: Sat Dec 3, 2016 4:16PM
text Important Martin's Beach meeting re: public access by Repost
I'm writing to let you know of an important opportunity to speak out on behalf of public access to Martins Beach, south of Half Moon Bay....
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 12:31PM
image Western States Petroleum Association: the biggest lobby group you’ve never heard of 480_scmpas_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
While the mainstream and alternative media have published articles about aspects of WSPA’s enormous influence over politics in the West, they haven't looked at the overall strategy of how WSPA and Big Oil exert their power and influence. CDFW map of Southern California marine protected areas: There is no better example of regulatory capture in the state than the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative. Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Association...
Posted: Fri Dec 2, 2016 11:11AM
image Sacramento City Council Puts Standing Rock Resolution on Consent Calendar 480_city_council_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The resolution states: "The City of Sacramento stands in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) across the Tribe’s ancestral lands, waters and sacred sites." Photo: Liljana Adams, a member of the United Auburn Indian Community, speaks before the Sacramento City Council on Tuesday, November 29, about her experience getting arrested in North Dakota while supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 4:21PM
image Pipeline Protesters Shut Down Bank of America 480_dapl_protest_bofa_crop_1.jpg by Free Speech Matters
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters close the Santa Cruz branch of Bank of America at River and Water Streets....
Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2016 10:59AM
calendar No DAPL Solidarity Action - Divest the banks 480_women-resist-women-renew_1.jpg by Allan Fisher
Meet at Justin Herman Plaza (1 Market Street, Embarcadero BART Station)...
Event Date: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:00AM
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:52AM
image Proposition that threatened Delta Tunnels defeated by a narrow margin donkeyhotey_jerry_brown.jpg by Dan Bacher
The results of the Proposition 53 vote are disappointing for those who care about salmon, the Delta and the public trust. However, there is no doubt that if an initiative solely requiring a public vote on the Delta Tunnels had been on the ballot, it would have been decisively approved by the voters. Unfortunately, Governor Jerry Brown and the California legislative "leadership," while falsely portraying themselves as "environmentalists," for several years have failed to support legislation...
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:44PM
calendar Demand CitiBank Stop Funding the DAPL 480_nodapl-flyer-11-24-16_1.jpeg by joseph liesner
Oscar Grant Plaza 14th & Broadway, Oakland...
Event Date: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:48PM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect Wildlife Habitat From Off-road Vehicle Park Expansion by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., November 23, 2016 — A coalition of environmental and community groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the proposed expansion of an off-road vehicle park in Livermore into a key wildlife corridor and biodiversity hotspot known as Tesla Park. Approved by the Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission Oct. 26, the expansion of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area into Tesla would nearly triple its size to 4,675 acres and put t...
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:58PM
image Trump appoints Big Oil think tank director to lead Interior transition team 480_domenech-hires_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“It’s beyond frightening that Trump would appoint a shill for Big Oil to plot the direction of a department that administers millions of acres of public lands that belong to all Americans,” said Randi Spivak, the Center for Biological Diversity's public lands director. “This is a clear signal that in a Trump administration it will be open season for corporations who want to frack, drill or mine our public resources, regardless of climate chaos, water pollution, species extinction and health i...
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:21AM
text Contra Costa Citizens For Eucalyptus Trees at Demonstration in Defense of East Bay Forests by CCC4EucTrees
On Sunday, October 30, 2016 the newly founded Contra Costa Citizens FOR Eucalyptus Trees joined the protest of the Coalition to Defend East Bay Forests outside of the annual meeting of the Claremont Canyon Conservancy, an organization that promotes the deforestation of the East Bay Hills. The following is the statement they distributed. For more information about the issue see https://defendeastbayforests.wordpress.com/...
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:33AM
image Over 500 people in Sacramento stand in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux 480_mckenzie__tina_marie__faygo___estevan_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Protesters lined both sides of the street in front of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on J Street, proclaiming their solidarity with the struggle of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and their allies to stop the pipeline that carries fracked crude Bakken oil. McKenzie, Tina Marie, Faygo and Estevan show their solidarity with the Standing Rock water protectors. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:31AM
image 50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa at the California State Capitol 480_untitled__151_.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
Today, our “California Grown” Pan African holiday challenges us to place a higher value on ancient African cultures while utilizing modern scientific methodology toward expanding the practice of our ancient/future, showcasing an understanding of the "first fruits of the harvest."...
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:15PM
text Citing Climate Crisis, Trump Presidency, San Francisco Supervisors Ban Fossil Fuel Extraction on City-owned Lands by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, November 16, 2016 — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors yesterday approved legislation prohibiting new fossil fuel leases on city-owned property in an effort to combat climate change. The legislation by Supervisor John Avalos originated with 350 Bay Area analyst Jed Holtzman, who discovered the city was leasing to Chevron an 800-acre property that it inherited in Kern County. City finance officials say converting the property to a solar array could generate more revenue than...
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:26PM
image Santa Cruz Stands With Standing Rock 480_img_2325_1.jpg by Steve Pleich
More Actions Pledged in Support of Standing Rock Sioux...
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:14PM