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document Senate Bill 649 strikes at the electric grid, with utility workers in the crosshairs senate_bill_649_oppose_flyer_7.26.17.pdf_140_.jpg by Nina Beety
Instead of just working on utility poles and electrical lines, electrical workers would, under SB.649, work on or near cell towers all the time. What’s worse, they would work within the envelope of highest microwave exposure routinely, in or near the beam of antennas, in many cases exceeding FCC limits for occupational exposure. And wireless carriers don’t turn off the power to their transmitters when workers are present. And cell antennas also routinely exceed FCC limits by 600% or more....
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:45PM
text Ban Fracking In San Luis Obispo County by Kim Chaffee
Ban Fracking on the Central Coast:...
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:43PM
document Celltowers coming to your window shortly: CA SB.649 flyer_pdf_8-2-17.pdf_140_.jpg by N. Beety
Time is short to stop this bill, Telecoms are pushing hard and Trump gave the grin and handshake to fast-track this legislation across the US. It has passed the CA Senate already and final hearing in Assembly is Aug 23rd;...then the full Assembly Sept 4th...and to Gov. Brown by Sept 13th. Here is the link to find your legislators -you can email them directly from there asking for them to vote NO on SB 649. http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ https://www.facebook.com/CAAlliance4SaferTech/...
Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:45PM
text Worst Meltdown-And You Never Heard Of It by Michael Steinberg
July 2017 marks the 58th anniversary of the Santa Susanna nuclear meltdown in Southern California....
Posted: Sat Aug 5, 2017 3:57PM
image Governor Jerry Brown accuses cap-and-trade bill opponents of 'political terrorism' 480_jerry-brown-oil-drops-face_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The harm to human health and the environment resulting from AB 398 will impact people of color and low income communities the most. Michelle Chan, the vice president of programs at Friends of the Earth U.S., said 3,000 people will die prematurely because of the passage of the Big Oil-written bill. “This is institutional racism: when a bipartisan legislature pushes through public policies like AB 398 that look at the ‘big picture’ and ‘mean well,’ but really just perpetuate patterns of inequa...
Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:12PM
document Lawsuit Launched to Protect Snowy Plovers From Off-road Vehicles at Oceano Dunes noi_to_cal_state_parks_oceano_7_19_2017.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
State Parks Must Control Reckless Driving That Kills Federally Protected Shorebirds...
Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:22AM
text Limits to Growth Published Forty Years Ago by Larry Rasmussen and eco-socialist pamphlets
The MIT scholars under Dennis Meadows came to four core conclusions: 1) there are limits to growth on a finite planet, 2) the economy and the population are now growing exponentially, 3) exceeding the limits will lead to a collapse of industry, agriculture, and the population, and 4) an orderly withdrawal is possible and collapse averted through a radical turning away from the growth course. More raw materials were used up in the first 20 years of the new century than during the entire 20th ...
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:19AM
text Trump Offshore Oil Leasing Plan Threatens Every U.S. Ocean, Coastline by Center for Biological Diversity
Launch of New Nationwide Offshore Leasing Program Could Expand Drilling Into Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Eastern Gulf of Mexico...
Posted: Sat Jul 1, 2017 3:50PM
image Fire Ecology - a view into the heart of a forest 480_frp_indybay_15286_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
The Forest Recovery Project spans eight years and roughly 75 miles of burn area, most of it intense, from the Station fire of 2009 in the Angeles National Forest....
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:43PM
text California EPA Becomes First U.S. Agency to Declare That Roundup Causes Cancer by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2017 — The state of California announced today that as of July 7 it will list glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup and the most common pesticide in the world, as a known human carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65....
Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:47PM
audio Colette Pichon Battle: Title VI and Environmental Justice (audio/mpeg 50.1mb) by Theo Hilton
Collette Pichon-Battle, director of the U.S. Human Rights Network. Former Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy. Immigration Attorney by practice. Tulane Environmental Law Summit. Saturday, March 11, 2017. The focus of the panel from which this was taken was how environmental justice cases are transforming into civil rights issues, becoming one in the same. We will also discuss how that has and will continue to affect title VI....
Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:23AM
text California’s Attorney General Asks EPA to Ban Brain-Harming Pesticide by Safe Ag Safe Schools/Lucia Calderon
California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra joined six other states in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow through on a proposed ban for the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos, in a legal filing made public today. Farmworker families and people living in agricultural communities urge state officials to follow the AG’s call for federal action with immediate steps to protect farmworkers and communities from contaminated air and water caused by continued use of ...
Posted: Wed Jun 7, 2017 10:43AM
text Total Gamma and Beta Radiation in 2006 YRTW 18X by Bob Nichols
”I actually Gasped when I saw the Rad Beta Count for Washington, D.C. for this issue on the EPA website. It was 2.1 Billion, yea, with a Capital B. Last issue Chicago had a 2.4 Million Rad Beta Count. DC is almost One Thousand Times Worse at 2.1 Billion. That’s a whole Lot of Worse.”​...
Posted: Thu Jun 1, 2017 12:16PM
image Israel Cuts Water Supply to Jordan Valley Village jordanvalley-pnn.jpg by IMEMC
On the morning of April 27, Israeli bulldozers destroyed all pipelines supplying water to Bardala village in the Jordan Valley, leaving approximately 3,500 villagers without water....
Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:44PM
text A Generation is Lost by Donna Hahn
Thousands upon thousands of researchers demonstrate for the freedom of science and research funding. Public policy isn't a wrecking ball or a sledgehammer. Democracy is different than following autocratic orders without compromise, negotiations, and countermeasures. Checks and balances often seem replaced by revolving doors, democratic legislation by lobbyists and democracy by neoliberal oligarchy. Progressives are fighting back. The EPA cut will only be 1%, not 31%....
Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:23AM
image Trump Resurrects Controversial Fracking Project 480_sespe_1.jpg by Save the Sespe
The Trump Administration has resurrected a controversial fracking proposal in California’s Los Padres National Forest....
Posted: Mon May 8, 2017 9:47PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News April 2017 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of this who are working to create a nuclear free world....
Posted: Tue May 2, 2017 4:47PM
text Trump to Launch Unprecedented Attack on National Monuments by Center for Biological Diversity
1 Billion Acres of Natural Wonders at Risk on Public Land, Oceans...
Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:59PM
audio FEMA and Louisiana Present stats on Flooding Events of 2016 (audio/mpeg 161.6mb) by wtulnews@gmail.com
Representatives from FEMA and Louisiana present information on the Floods of 2016, in preparation for their release of a report on the cost effectiveness of mitigating homes from flood damage....
Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:53PM
image The Wests’ most famed wild horse herd is facing a round-up 480_img_2802_1.jpg by D. Boyer
One of the American Wests’ most famed wild horse herd may be rounded up and sold at an auction. Pics and video of my observation of wild horses in Nevada....
Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:49PM