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text As Commercial Crab Season Opens, Fishermen Urged to Implement Gear Modifications to Prevent Whale Entanglements by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., November 14, 2016 — As the commercial Dungeness crab season opens in California Nov. 15, the Center for Biological Diversity is urging fishermen to comply with recommended gear modifications to help reduce the risk of whale entanglements. The season’s opening days put whales at high risk because more available crab means fishermen are on the water as many days as possible....
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:23PM
image Removal of Klamath Dams Would Be Largest River Restoration in U.S. History 480_copcodam-hornbrookca_1-1180x761_1.jpg by Molly Peterson, KQED
Four hydroelectric dams may soon be demolished along the Klamath, near the California-Oregon border. Hundreds of miles of the Klamath would run free to the Pacific Ocean — opening up the largest river restoration in U.S. history....
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:55AM
image Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32.2 million on Klamath irrigators 480_klamath_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“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
image Post-release Support Fund for Jose H. Villarreal 480_josev2004_1.jpg by Support Jose Villarreal
https://www.youcaring.com/jose-h-villarreal-663200 Jose H. Villarreal will be released from prison on December 19th 2016 after serving a sixteen year sentence! Help us raise money that will go towards his post-release adjustment process!...
Posted: Wed Oct 5, 2016 10:21PM
image Karuk Tribe Stands in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation 480_karuk_tribe_support_letter_standing_rock_sioux_1.jpg by via Karuk Tribe
"The Karuk Tribe Stands in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in your fight to protect your homelands from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Further, we commend your nation's vigorous advocacy for your ancestral lands which demonstrates that a sovereign's defense of their people, culture, and land cannot be artificiallt restrained." -- Russell "Buster" Atterbery, Chairman...
Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:03AM
image Klamath Tribes Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Their Opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline 480_klamath-tribes-letter-support-standing-rock-sioux-opposition_dakota_access_pipeline_1.jpg by Klamath Tribes
Klamath Tribes Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Their Opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline...
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 5:43PM
image Yurok Tribe stands in strong support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation 480_yurok_tribe_letter_supporting_standing_rock_sioux_against_dakota_access_pipeline_1.jpg by Yurok Tribe
The Yurok Tribe stands in strong support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline....
Posted: Sun Sep 4, 2016 5:32PM
image Yurok Tribe finds deadly disease in Klamath River salmon 480_klamath_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“We take this threat to our fish very seriously, and we’re looking at every option to protect our fish. We don’t want to go through another catastrophe like the fish kill in 2002, and we will do anything we can to avoid that outcome this year,” said Thomas P. O’Rourke, Chairman of the Yurok Tribe....
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:19PM
image Youth Protest Klamath River Water Pollution 480_13718680_10206977597341992_5821848656678291442_n_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“As a Yurok Tribal member, I am deeply affected by what happens on the Klamath River,” said Stoney McCoy, a 16 year-old Yurok Tribal Youth Council member. “ What I saw today coming out of the Klamath Strait Drain made me sick to my stomach, I will fight for as long as it takes to clean up the Klamath...
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:29AM
calendar Nonviolent Protest at Mendocino Redwoods Company Mill in Ukiah 480_dt.common.streams.streamserver_1.jpg by KP & BACH
9 am: Rally at Mendocino County Board of Supervisors’ Chambers on Low Gap Rd. in Ukiah 11 am: Demonstration at the Ukiah mill operation of Mendocino Redwood Co. (MRC)...
Event Date: Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:36PM
image Rally in the Redwoods July 16 480_pastedgraphic-19.jpg by Karen
Agency Green-Lights Logging Plan in the Redwoods: Protest Rally July 16 on Gualala River. On July 1, state regulators approved the 402-acre “Dogwood” timber harvest plan (THP) to log in the sensitive redwood forest floodplain along the lower Wild and Scenic Gualala River, to the river’s mouth. The redwood trees there, many a century old, are in recovery, regenerating after historical heavy industrial logging....
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:09PM
text Court Publishes Decision Granting Relief to Inmate Disciplined For Hunger Strike by via NLG SF Bay Area Chapter
June 20, 2016 - Jorge Gomez spent over a decade in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit (SHU) at the time of California’s historic 2013 Prisoner Hunger Strike. Launched in early July 2013, the strike was to protest torturous and inhumane conditions at Pelican Bay’s SHU and at other isolation/segregation units throughout the state. Over 30,000-plus incarcerated persons participated at its height, with many refusing food for as long as two months. In the early days of the 2013 Priso...
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:36PM
document Immediate Habitat Protection Sought for Killer Whales Along West Coast orca_proposed_critical_habitat_map.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, June 6, 2016 — Conservation groups and more than 100,000 people today called on the Obama administration to immediately expand protected critical habitat for Southern Resident killer whales along the West Coast. The population remains critically endangered with just 83 individuals left....
Posted: Mon Jun 6, 2016 1:06PM
image Day of Action in Support of Familias Unidas and San Quintin, MX Farmworkers 480_boycott-driscolls-global-day-of-action_5-7-16_1.jpg by via Boycott Sakuma Berries
On Saturday, May 7th, there was a call from farm workers for a Boycott Driscoll’s International Day of Action to bring attention to the fight in the berry fields both in Washington State and San Quintin, MX....
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:20PM
image Commission to Vote on Postponing Marine Protected Area Reviews 120_800_scmpas.jpg by Dan Bacher
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) plan proposes to postpone regional scientific reviews of the effectiveness of “marine protected areas” from once every five years, as originally promised, to once every 10 years....
Posted: Tue Apr 5, 2016 4:34PM
text UN Official Receives Formal Complaint from Solitary Prisoners’ Family Members & Advocates by via Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity
CA – After months of public outcry, California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC) and the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS) have submitted a formal complaint to Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment or Punishment condemning the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) jarringly noisy and disruptive “security/welfare checks” in Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Units (PB-...
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:54PM
image Scientists Urge Feds to Continue Fracking Moratorium off CA Coast 120_scmpas.jpg by Dan Bacher
The opposition to environmentally destructive fracking in California's marine waters is building rapidly. On March 22, over 30 prominent scientists urged the federal government to continue the moratorium on fracking in federal waters off the California coast and to prepare a comprehensive environmental impact statement for the controversial oil-industry technique....
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:54AM
image Humpback Whale Monitoring Proposal Ignores Record Number of West Coast Entanglements 120_entangled_whales_california_2015.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., March 21, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service’s proposed plan for monitoring humpback whales ignores one of the fastest-growing threats to this iconic species: entanglement in fishing gear. Along the West Coast, a record 31 humpbacks were caught in fishing gear in 2015, according to new federal data....
Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:44PM
calendar Respect farmworkers: Boycott Driscoll's 120_familias-unidas-por-la-justicia.jpg by
Costco 1006 West Wabash Ave, Eureka, CA and Eureka Labor Temple 840 E St, Eureka, CA...
Event Date: Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:00PM
Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:59PM
image Lawsuit Seeks Overdue Protection for Rare Frog in California, Oregon 120_foothill_yellow-legged_frog_rana_boylii_james_bettaso_usfws_fpwc.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a lawsuit over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s lengthy delay in deciding whether to extend Endangered Species Act protection to the foothill yellow-legged frog, which has disappeared from more than half of its former streams in California and Oregon. This stream-dwelling amphibian faces a host of threats, including impacts from dams and water diversions, logging, mining, livestock grazing, roads, marijuana cu...
Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:56PM