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image Big Oil Lobbyist Backs 'Well-Designed' California Carbon Trading Program 480_wspa_prez_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
A report released in September 2016 documents "critical flaws" in California's carbon trading system, proving many of the concerns the environmental justice community has long raised. The report, “A Preliminary Environmental Equity Assessment of California’s Cap-And-Trade Program,” authored by Rachel Morello-Frosch, Manuel Pastor, James Sadd, Lara Cushing, Madeline Wander, and Allen Zhu, "demonstrates that polluters using the cap and trade system are adversely impacting environmental justi...
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02AM
image Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California 480_wilshire-westwood-los-angeles_1.jpg by Teamsters Local 2010
Disruptions, Closures and Delays at UC Campuses...
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:44PM
image Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered San Joaquin Kit Fox From 8,000-acre Grapevine Development 480_san_joaquin_kit_fox_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Project Would Destroy Wildlife Habitat, Worsen Air Quality...
Posted: Sat Jan 7, 2017 5:16PM
text Federal Analysis Downplays Fracking's Threats to Public Land in California by Center for Biological Diversity
Draft Proposal Seeks to Open Hundreds of Thousands of Acres of Public Land on Central Coast to Drilling, Fracking...
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 3:57PM
image Obama Administration Orders Speedy Completion of Delta Tunnels Plan secretary-jewell-200x278.jpg by Dan Bacher
Congressman John Garamendi slammed the declaration as "an outrageous attempt by the Secretary of the Interior to direct a scientific outcome." "It’s unconscionable," said Garamendi in a statement. "I would have expected this from the Trump Administration, not the Obama Administration. The $15 billion twin tunnels are a financially and environmentally disastrous boondoggle that will suck the Delta dry, ravage its ecosystem, and destroy local fisheries, agriculture, and recreation....
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 10:49AM
text Inauguration Day protests organized against fascist pig President-elect Donald J. Trump by Lynda Carson
Protests are being organized against fascist pig President-elect Donald J. Trump in Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Washington D.C., and elsewhere on or around January 20, 2017!...
Posted: Thu Jan 5, 2017 4:11AM
audio Lets's Make Sure We All Make it Home (audio/mpeg 33.3mb) by Mike Rhodes
This is a 16:45 minute interview with Ralphy Avitia who was the spokesperson at a Press Conference held in front of the Fresno Police Department on Tuesday (January 3) demanding that a new “Don’t Shoot Policy” be implemented. This interview was first aired on the Stir it Up radio show on KFCF 88.1 FM....
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2017 7:06PM
image Street Heat Radio Show in Fresno for December 23, 2016 480_dsc_3742_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
This is the audio (57 minutes) of the Street Heat radio show from Friday, December 23. Photo below is guest Luis Ojeda talking about the post-inaugural demonstration that will take place in Fresno on January 21....
Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:35PM
image Jerry Brown Lauds Release of Delta Tunnels Water Grab Documents 480_jerry_brown_1.jpeg by Dan Bacher
“This forgetting on Governor Brown's part is reckless and dangerous as he makes his appeal to President-elect Trump to support the project," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta. "Governor Brown is supporting a project that will leave Stockton, California, a majority-minority city, and other Delta environmental justice communities with degraded water -- all for the benefit of rich water exporters in the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, and Silicon Va...
Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:01PM
text Santa Cruz County has second most agricultural pesticide illnesses in the state by Lucia Calderón
Department of Pesticide Regulation report shows Santa Cruz County ranked #2 for agricultural pesticide-related illnesses in 2014...
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:31AM
image President Obama Signs Water Bill With Big Ag 'Poison Pill' Rider 480_potus_header2_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, was appalled by passage of the bill with its environmentally destructive Big Ag rider. “This is the tool California water districts need to deny the water for salmon and continue on with the Brown WaterFix for California,” said Chief Sisk. “DiFi doesn't care about all the fishermen, Tribes and fish consumers. This is the worst thing that President Obama could have done to the California water wars."...
Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:54AM
image Stir it Up radio show in Fresno with Reza Nekumanesh and Hannah Brandt 480_stir_it_up_1.jpg by Mike Rhodes
This is the audio (24 minutes) of the December 7, 2016 Stir it Up radio show heard on KFCF 88.1 FM....
Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:50AM
image Reclamation will increase American River releases to 35,000 cfs 480_800_american_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
This increase in water releases occurs at a critical time for struggling fall-run Chinook salmon and steelhead on the American. The salmon run is near its end as fish spawn in the river or have already spawned. The high flows are expected to wash out many of the freshly laid salmon eggs from the gravel beds. The winter run of steelhead, listed as an endangered species, is starting to move into the river....
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:19PM
text New EPA Report Highlights Fracking Pollution Threat to California's Water by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 13, 2016 — A major new report released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency highlights hydraulic fracturing’s threat to California's water supplies. All six factors identified in the EPA report as increasing the risk of fracking-related water pollution apply in California....
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:26AM
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 Preparations for the Golden Anniversary of Kwanzaa ~ Stockton, California 480_eb7x1x_1.jpg by Khubaka, Michael Harris
This special 50th Anniversary of Kwanzaa, we look back and honor the earliest pioneers of African ancestry in Stockton, California. Sankofa, teaches us to look back to plan the way forward, planting new seeds for the coming "First Fruits of the Harvest"...
Posted: Wed Dec 7, 2016 4:08PM
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
calendar Human Rights Advocates to Rally in Sacramento for Farm Workers by Mark Hawthorne
California Department of Housing & Community Development 2020 W El Camino Ave, Sacramento, California 95833...
Event Date: Fri Dec 9, 2016 12:00PM
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:48PM
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