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Petition: Appeal the Court Decision on Measure Z
The Monterey County Superior Court recently ruled on Measure Z. It let the ban on fracking and acidizing stand, for now. But it overturned two key parts of Measure Z (phase out of wastewater injection and ban on new oil wells). Please sign this petition (with your city and state info) and urge the Monterey County Supervisors to appeal the court's decision: https://www.change.org/p/supervisors-appeal-the-court-decision-on-measure-z...
Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:33PM
Protect Our Coast March and Protest Rally
March leaves from Lighthouse Point Park in Santa Cruz at 10am. Rally is at Cowell Beach at 11am....
Event Date: Sat Feb 3, 2018 10:00AM
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:25PM
Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
Delta Tunnels Hearing at Water Board Delayed Until February 2
Michael Brodsky, the attorney for the Save the California Delta Alliance, was encouraged by today’s decision by the California Water Fix hearing team. “It’s a recognition that this is a very serious situation and that the ultimate outcome of the hearings could be irrevocably tainted if they don’t take some action on the ethical violations that have taken place,” said Brodsky. “They gave the Department of Water Resources until Friday to respond. It might have been better to REQUIRE DWR to r...
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:32PM
Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay California WaterFix Hearing
Osha Meserve, one of the attorneys for the protestants, explained, ”We’re asking the water board to look at the scope of the exparte communications and the implications of those communications for the water rights hearing. We don’t think part 2 of the hearing should proceed until this critical investigation has been completed, since the entire hearing may have been compromised.” Photo: Anglers fish for steelhead on the American River below Nimbus Dam in Sacramento on January 1, 2018. The ...
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05PM
Lawsuit Challenges Tulare County's Flawed Plan to Limit Harmful Greenhouse Pollution From Industrial Cattle Operations
VISALIA, Calif., January 11, 2018 — Conservation groups sued Tulare County today for approving a climate action plan for giant feedlots and other industrial cattle operations that would worsen air quality and undercut California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:47PM
San Francisco Passes Resolution Against Offshore Drilling, Fracking
Trump’s Proposal to Expand Offshore Leasing Meeting Resistance in California...
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:24AM
Court Rejects California's Blanket Approval for Pesticide Spraying
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A California court has halted a state program allowing pesticide spraying at schools, organic farms and backyards across California because of inadequate public disclosure of the chemicals’ harms....
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:20AM
North Coast groups, fishermen slam Trump plan to open offshore drilling in federal waters
"We stopped President Reagan’s attempts to drill off the North Coast in the 1980s. We will stop President Trump too," the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), the North Coast Environmental Center (NEC) and the Humboldt Baykeeper stated. North Coast groups and fishermen don't want oil drilling platforms like this one off Southern California to ever be installed off the Northern California coast. Photo courtesy of BOEM-OPA....
Posted: Tue Jan 9, 2018 1:05PM
Jerry Brown has already expanded offshore oil drilling in state waters
“We urge the Governor to demonstrate his leadership by making his actions match his rhetoric on the need to stop burning fossil fuels to avoid an existential threat. Brown’s record on oil drilling offshore and on shore is one of expansion," said Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. "That is no longer acceptable. Brown should ban all drilling activity offshore, cut off any planned new oil and gas drilling on shore, and ban fracking outright."...
Posted: Thu Jan 4, 2018 8:45PM
Delta smelt numbers reach new low as Trump admin. aims to increase pumping
There “is no easy answer” why the smelt declined even in a record water year when biologists would have expected a rebound, according to Dr. Peter B Moyle, Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. “The answer is that we really don't know. The best explanation I can think of is that numbers are so low that an increase (or decrease) in the index would not be detectable with the FMT sampling,” he...
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:26AM
Protect Monterey County to Appeal Decision on Measure Z's Ban on Harmful Oil Industry Practices
MONTEREY, Calif., December 29, 2017 — Protect Monterey County and its attorneys announced that they will appeal yesterday’s Monterey County Superior Court decision that overturns portions of Measure Z. Last year Monterey County voters passed Measure Z, an initiative that bans hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), prohibits new oil wells and phases out oil-industry wastewater injection wells....
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:53PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Pacific Habitat for Humpback Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation on December 11 filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect humpback whale habitat in the Pacific Ocean, where the animals face threats from fisheries, ship strikes and oil spills....
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:49PM
'The Twelve Days of Jerry' Christmas Song and Animation
As a satirical songwriter, I really appreciate a well-written and nicely-performed song. As Jerry Brown keeps promoting his pro-Big Oil and pro-Big Gas environmental policies after receiving over $9.8 million from oil and gas companies and utilities, Consumer Watchdog released an animation featuring Governor Jerry Brown and an updated "Twelve Days of Christmas" song highlighting his support for fossil fuels and dirty energy policies. If you didn't think Jerry Brown could dance, watch him joyo...
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:31AM
Secretary Zinke urged to recover $84.8 million misspent on Delta Tunnels
To date, nobody involved in the Delta Tunnels illegal funding scheme has been reprimanded, fired or held accountable — nor have any measures been taken to recover the money ripped off from the taxpayers to support the unpopular California WaterFix....
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:12AM
Report reveals L.A. oil cos. have used 49,000 tons of toxic chemicals since 2013
David Braun of Californians Against Fracking and the Rootskeeper said, “I think it's notable that 20 million pounds of hydrochloric acid and 10 million pounds of hydrofluoric acid were used in Los Angeles County in a 3 year period in oil extraction operations.”...
Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:00AM
Why Farmers Need Direct Sales
As a vegetable farmer, the scale at which I produce is not large enough to enable me to survive in the wholesale marketplace. The same is true for my cannabis crop....
Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:53PM
Delta Caucus Town Hall Challenges Financial Feasibility of Delta Tunnels
Tim Neuharth, owner of Steamboat Acres Farms on the North Delta, said, “A couple of times Ms. Messer mentioned that this was all about the ecological factors in the Delta. My common sense approach to that and question as a farmer is, how do you justify that by taking more water out of the Delta?”...
Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:59PM
Bay Area Idle No More activist reflects on protesting Governor Jerry Brown's speech in Bonn
What does Daniel Ilario think of Governor Brown? “I don’t have anything against him as a person, but in fact he is no climate hero. I’m thankful that activists in Bonn sacrificed their time and energy to secure a livable future for generations to come,” he stated. "Saving forests’ sounds great, but at the end of the day we get more pollution at home while indigenous people lose their land in the Amazon and abroad with carbon trading and carbon pricing,” he concluded. Photo: Daniel I...
Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:39PM
Social Justice Week at Sonoma State University
Social Justice has had a negative connotation in the media lately, it is seen as something that goes against traditional beliefs. In reality, social justice is a movement that allows people to stand up for those who don’t have a voice, those who have been structurally and racially disempowered in today’s world. It is important to be able to fight for our rights and against social injustices such as police brutality, socioeconomic status, and health disparities....
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:23PM