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image Restore the Delta, Dr. Jeffrey Michael respond to Delta Tunnels benefit/cost analysis 480_img_5753_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
In his initial response, Dr. Jeffrey Michael, the Executive Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific, pointed out out four major flaws in the analysis, including the assumption of a “massive new subsidy” for agricultural users cost share from urban water user and the dependence of the positive benefit-cost on a “dubious new benefit”: the value of sea-level rise protection benefits. Photo: The iconic Rio Vista Bridge crossing the Sacramento R...
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:40PM
image San Francisco Labor Council Supports the Driscoll's Boycott Global Day of Action 480_san-francisco-labor-council.jpg by #BoycottDriscolls
Leadership of the Alianza de Organizaciones Sociales and of SINDJA have called for a Global Day of Action on September 29, 2018, in support of the Driscoll's boycott and in support of the farmworkers' fight to obtain a collective-bargaining agreement....
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:33PM
image Jerry Brown announces satellite launch as frontline communities protest oil drilling expansion 480_carbon_pricing_1_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Regarding Brown’s call for launching a climate satellite, Zizi stated, “I felt it’s a joke to have this satellite to find out more statistics on climate change when during the Global Climate Action Summit, there were hundreds of people on the street who are on the front lines dealing with climate change on a daily basis. We have the truth. We have the statistics....
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:04PM
image ¡Boicot Driscoll’s! Día de Acción Global el 29 de septiembre, 2018 480_boycott-driscolls-global-action-sep-29-2018_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
El Sindicato Independiente Nacional Democrático de Jornaleros Agrícolas, convoca a todas las organizaciones hermanas a sumarse a la Acción Global Internacional en contra de Driscoll's....
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:45PM
text Governor Brown Signs AB-2178 Into Law by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
On September 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB-2178, making it the law in California, adding new restrictions on the ability of volunteer and non-profit community groups to share free food....
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:17PM
calendar Vigil for Marcellus Toney 480_marcellus-toney_1.jpg by Anti Police-Terror Project
Foothill Blvd and 41st Ave, Oakland...
Event Date: Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:00PM
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:56PM
text Proposal to List Chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant Opens for Public Comment by Charlotte Fadipe
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) today announced a proposed regulation that would pave the way for increased restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California.It would designate chlorpyrifos as a “toxic air contaminant,” which California law defines as an air pollutant that may cause or contribute to increases in serious illness or death, or that may pose a present or potential hazard to human health. The move comes after an extensive period of scienti...
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:09AM
text Call Governor Jerry Brown To Veto AB-2178, Which Restricts Our Right To Share Free Food by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
The California Assembly and Senate have nearly unanimously passed AB-2178, which would impose new restrictions on individuals and community groups, like San Francisco Food Not Bombs, that share free meals. Please call the Governor’s office at 916 445 2841 and ask that AB 2178 be vetoed....
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:44AM
image Who Owns California 2018: Big Oil and the Western States Petroleum Association 480_no_redd_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Most of the news coverage by mainstream and alternative media of Jerry Brown's Global Climate Action Summit from September 12 to 14 and the big protests by indigenous and front line communities against Jerry Brown's policies of carbon trading and expanding oil drilling in California has neglected one huge issue: Big Oil and the Western State's Petroleum Association's grip on CA politics. It's hard to report on the subservience of Jerry Brown and other politicians to the fossil fuel indust...
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:10PM
image Jury finds pipeline company guilty in Refugio Oil Spill off the Santa Barbara Coast 480_refugio_oil_spill_in_santa_barbara_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
On May 19, 2015, the highly-pressurized pipeline operated by Plains to transport crude oil ruptured on shore just north of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, bringing back memories of the disastrous Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969 that helped spark the modern environmental movement....
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:00AM
image Trump Administration Urged Not to Reopen California Public Lands to Drilling, Fracking 480_sanjoaquinkitfox_usfws_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. September 7, 2018 — Seventy-two environmental, public-health and community groups sent a letter today to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke opposing the Trump administration’s plans to reopen more than a million acres of public land and mineral estate in central California to oil drilling and fracking....
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 2:04PM
image Local climate activists to protest tar sands refining without proper review 480_img_3660-3_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
While California is often lauded as a “climate leader” and Governor Jerry Brown is praised as a “climate hero” in national and international media, the reality is much different, as we can see in the  widening gap between lofty California climate goals and the reality on the ground in the Bay Area and other refining centers in the state. Photo: Environmental justice advocates show in force at a BAAQMD meeting to protest the expansion of Tar Sands refining in the Bay Area. Photo by Peg Hunt...
Posted: Tue Sep 4, 2018 11:37PM
text Labor Day 2018: Election News by Save Affordable Rental Housing
The November 6, 2018 election will be a watershed election when we can and must stop the destruction of affordable housing in California with Proposition 10 and in San Francisco with Proposition C. Vote by mail starts October 9, 2018, and anyone can vote by mail. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so now online at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/ If you have moved, you must re-register....
Posted: Mon Sep 3, 2018 11:54AM
calendar Protest Bank of Montreal's Support for Coal by Margaret Rossoff for No Coal in Oakland
Outside Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission Street (at 4th), San Francisco...
Event Date: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:00PM
Posted: Mon Sep 3, 2018 11:29AM
image Bills to stop new federal offshore drilling approved, but offshore drilling expands in CA 480_dlqtrjfv4aab2s8_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
As Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, said in the Nation magazine on August 29, 2018, “Brown’s administration has approved about 20,000 of them (total oil and gas wells). Offshore, where he has refused to close down existing leases, Sacramento has permitted four times more wells than the federal government has allowed in the deeper waters it controls.”...
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:20PM
text California’s Rep. Huffman Joins Anti-Public Lands Zealot to Evict Elk From Point Reyes by Center for Biological Diversity
Legislation Enshrines Private Cattle Ranching in National Seashore...
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:25AM
text California Lawmakers Act to Protect Whales, Turtles From Entanglement by Center for Biological Diversity
Approved Bill Requires Stronger Rules for Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery...
Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:19AM
image Environmental Leaders Endorse Leif Dautch for San Francisco District Attorney 480_leif_dautch_1_1_1.jpg by Dautch for DA
Environmental leaders from San Francisco and across California are rallying behind Leif Dautch's insurgent campaign to be the next District Attorney of San Francisco....
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:01AM
image Large turnout for San Quentin action in support of National Prison Strike 480_sanquentin-prisonstrike-crowd_1.jpg by Jon Britton, Liberation News
A diverse crowd of around 500 mostly young activists turned out for a rally Aug. 25 at San Quentin Prison in Marin County, California....
Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:21PM
image Big Ag billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick donate $100,000 to Yes on Prop. 3 480_stewart-and-lynda-resnick-4-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The Resnicks and Jerry Meral are leading advocates for the construction of the Delta Tunnels, a massive public works project that opponents say will destroy the Delta ecosystem and West Coast fisheries. Meral, in a moment of candor, infamously said in 2013, “The Delta cannot be saved.”...
Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:40PM