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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
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
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
Timeline of Stockton, CA killings by law enforcement, 1990 - present
This timeline mapping state violence in Stockton, CA was collectively generated as part of a larger ongoing convivial research effort to expose low intensity war across the Bay Area and state. The timeline was produced through a collaboration between the Center for Convivial Research and Autonomy and Carville Annex Press....
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:58AM
Nathan Damigo Exposed: Identity Evropa Leader Operating Out Of CSU Stanislaus
Nathan Damigo, Senior at CSU Stanislaus in Turkock, CA, is the leader of the up and coming Neo-Nazi group, Identity Evropa....
Posted: Sun Oct 9, 2016 6:07PM
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
Jerry Brown admits Delta Tunnels is "unpopular" as legislators slam project
“Arnold, thanks for being for climate change, cap and trade, the tunnels project, high speed rail and all the other unpopular policies that I’m saddled with,” quipped Brown. Photo of Governor Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger and other state officials courtesy of the California Museum....
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2016 1:34PM
Rise Up October 2016 Rally & Protest - We Demand Repeal of Peace Officers Bill of Rights
California State Capitol West Lawn 10th & L Streets Sacramento California...
Event Date: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:00AM
Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2016 5:40PM
Report: Californians May Be Drinking Oil Industry Chemicals
Scientists Identify Cancer-causing Substances in Oilfields Supplying Wastewater to Irrigate Food Crops, Recharge Underground Water Supplies...
Posted: Tue Oct 4, 2016 5:17PM
Jerry Brown calls for fast-tracking of river agreements to build Delta Tunnels
“The Shasta Dam raise, Sites Reservoir and the Delta Tunnels need to be considered as one project,” emphasized Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. “Without one, you can’t have the others. If the tunnels are built, there will be no water to put in them. You need Sites Reservoir to provide the water for the tunnels and the Shasta Dam raise to provide water for Sites.” “Although the state and federal governments are saying they are separate projects, they are...
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:00PM
Health Watchdog Sues Dow for Pesticide Air Pollution
Oakland, CA, September 20, 2016 - The national health watchdog Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a lawsuit against Dow Chemical to address cancer risks posed by its fumigant pesticide Telone. Telone (a trade name for the chemical 1,3-Dichloropropene or 1,3-D) is a known carcinogen that pollutes dozens of rural areas throughout California; it is the third most heavily used pesticide in the state, and has been found to linger in the air for days after application....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:07PM
Ask Metropolitan Water District, Delta Tunnels proponent, the tough questions
Can you promise that the Delta Islands purchase will not be paid for by California taxpayers, such as by applying for Proposition 1 funding, to meet your existing mitigation obligations for present water exports from this imperiled estuary? Adam Scow of Food & Water Watch speaks at a news conference in Stockton announcing the lawsuits against MWD's purchase of Delta islands. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:27AM
Sacramento Area Residents Hold Protest Against Dakota Access Pipeline Outside Citibank
“I’m here to protest the banks that are paying for the pipeline that is bringing the crude oil down the Missouri River to Texas,” said Carol Standing Elk, Lakota Sioux. “My relatives have gotten as far as they have because of prayer. They have a prayerful camp and a peaceful camp. We want the construction of the pipeline to stop." Sacramento area activists stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Photo by Dan Bacher....
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 11:18AM
Legal Victory Overturns Federal Plan to Open 1 Million Acres of CA Public Land to Fracking
LOS ANGELES, September 6, 2016 — Citing potential threats to water supplies and endangered wildlife, a U.S. district judge today overturned a federal plan to open more than 1 million acres of public land and mineral estate in central California to drilling and fracking. Today’s ruling comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity and Los Padres ForestWatch, represented by Earthjustice....
Posted: Tue Sep 6, 2016 5:40PM
Delta communities submit comments on environmentally unjust Delta Tunnels
Gary Mulcahy, government liaison with the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, a Native California Tribe, describes the long history of broken promises and outright violence directed at his tribe by the state and federal governments. “The original construction of the Shasta Dam flooded over 90 percent of the Winnemem Wintu village sites, sacred sites, burial sites, and cultural gathering sites along the Sacramento, McCloud and Pit Rivers.” Mulcahy describes the tribe’s cultural and spiritual connection t...
Posted: Mon Sep 5, 2016 7:11PM
Dakota Access Citibank Protest (Sacramento)
Citibank 1116 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816...
Event Date: Wed Sep 7, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 6:41PM
Klamath Tribes Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Their Opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Klamath Tribes Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Their Opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline...
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 5:43PM
Fish And Game Commission Adopts Marine Protected Area Master Plan
The plan fails to challenge the terminally flawed "science" employed to create MPAs under the "leadership" of a convicted embezzler. A federal judge in San Francisco on May 20, 2014 sentenced Ron LeValley of Mad River Biologists, the former co-chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Science Advisory Team for the North Coast, to serve 10 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to embezzle over $852,000 in federal funds from the Yurok Tribe. In spite of numer...
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:35PM
1.8 Million Acres of Sierra Nevada Habitat Protected for Imperiled Frogs, Toads
SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 25, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced designation of 1,812,164 acres of protected “critical habitat” throughout the Sierra Nevada mountains for several endangered amphibians: the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad and northern population of the mountain yellow-legged frog. The vast majority of the critical habitat for these amphibians is on federal public lands in national forests and national parks....
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:18AM