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text Nuclear Shutdown News December 2016 by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our December 2016 report:...
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2017 10:35PM
image Jane Fonda Divests From Wells Fargo 480_fondadivestsfondawatchingchild__1__1.jpg by Ross Plesset
The actress-activist celebrated her birthday by joining #BankExit. “Don't forget how successful the divestment movement was in bringing down Apartheid,” she said. Later, a round dance took place in the busy intersection of Sunset and Vine, paralyzing traffic in all directions for several minutes (pictures following article)....
Posted: Tue Jan 3, 2017 7:44PM
document Petition Seeks Ban on Import of Invasive Bullfrogs Into California petition_to_add_bullfrogs_to_list_of_restricted_species.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SACRAMENTO, Calif., December 7, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity and Save the Frogs today petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to add the North American bullfrog to California's list of “restricted animals.” The addition would help prevent future introductions of this destructive non-native, invasive amphibian. Bullfrogs prey upon, and compete with, California's native wildlife and play a role in the spread of disease....
Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:48PM
text Oil Company Applies for First New Offshore Fracking Permit in California by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., December 8, 2016 — Federal officials this week announced receipt of a new permit application to frack an oil well in federal waters off the coast of California. If approved it would be the first offshore frack near the California coast since the federal government lifted a moratorium on the controversial oil-extraction process earlier this year....
Posted: Thu Dec 8, 2016 5:09PM
document Report highlights 17 bad actors waging aggressive anti-solar campaigns cae_blockingthesun_v2.pdf_140_.jpg by via Environment California
Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 2016 – With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network of fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast-growing, pollution-free energy resource. Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and running media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, said a...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 2:08PM
text Appeal Challenges Nestlé's Unrestricted Water Siphoning From San Bernardino National Forest by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2016 — The Story of Stuff Project, California-based Courage Campaign Institute and Center for Biological Diversity today formally gave notice of their intent to appeal a federal court's ruling in September that allowed Nestlé to continue to remove an estimated 36 million gallons of water from Strawberry Creek in the San Bernardino National Forest based on a permit that expired 28 years ago....
Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:43PM
image Fuck Trump, But Fuck You Too: No Unity With Liberals 480_fuck-liberals-safty-pins_1.jpg by Bobby London
These same oppressed groups have been ignored by those same white liberals that are now consumed and overwhelmed with a need to take action. After they have spent years ignoring us when we have screamed and stated openly that America is a racist, white supremacist, fascist country, created through the genocide and physical erasure of indigenous people, and built on the backs of Africans that were kidnapped and brought over here and forced into slavery....
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:36AM
text Trump’s popular vote deficit may approach two million by World Socialist Website
The scale of Trump’s defeat in the popular vote underscores the political cowardice that has been displayed by the Democratic Party in its response to the election. Given the circumstances, the Democrats are under no political obligation to do more than acknowledge that Trump, because of his electoral vote majority, has merely won the right to plant his backside in the presidential chair of the Oval Office....
Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:12AM
image For a World without Nuclear Risks 480_1_slide_libbe_halevy_esai_morales_harvey_wasserman_panel_2_1.jpg by Marcia Gomes
In April 2016 the International Uranium Film Festival was held for the first time in Hollywood and it was a great event. Now the Uranium Film Festival plans to return to California and  Hollywood in Spring 2017.  We will bring a selection of  new breath taking movies and must see documentaries  about the nuclear power question - from nuclear bombs to nuclear waste - to Hollywood. In addition we are planning  a nuclear panel discussion with nuclear experts and socially & environmentally respo...
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:15AM
image New Fracking-related Earthquakes in Oklahoma Spark Demand for Oil, Gas Lease Withdrawal oklahoma_earthquakes_and_fracking.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
CUSHING, Okla., November 7, 2016 — Sunday’s earthquake that damaged dozens of buildings near an oil and gas pipeline hub in Cushing, Okla., is further proof that fracking and wastewater injection are too dangerous to people and property to be allowed to continue, the Center for Biological Diversity said today. The Center in May called on the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw 11 proposed oil and gas leases in Oklahoma because of earthquake risks. The BLM has yet to respond to that request....
Posted: Mon Nov 7, 2016 12:42PM
image The marijuana election is days away! (This Month in Marijuana - October 2016) 480_month-in-marijuana_1.jpg by Tom Angell, Marijuana Majority
Just over one week from today, voters in nine states will decide on important marijuana ballot questions. Look for Election Day alerts from Marijuana Majority as results come in....
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:58AM
document Report: Children and the elderly at risk from "dangerous and close" fracking ea_dangerous_scrn.pdf_140_.jpg by via Environment America
Boston, Mass., October 13, 2016 – More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution....
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:29AM
text OpDeny270 is a Strategic Plan, to Write In Bernie Sanders, and Force a 12th Amendment Vote by Kathy Yurista, Summer Rose
Op Ed about the Write-In Campaign for Bernie in CA and 10 other states...
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:57PM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect Plants, Monarchs From Toxic New Pesticide by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, October 11, 2016 — The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the Environmental Protection Agency for once again approving a toxic pesticide without fully considering its potential harm to the environment. The potent new plant-killer, halauxifen-methyl, could harm rare plants and the increasingly imperiled monarch butterfly. Yet the EPA approved the chemical without a robust and legally required scientific evaluation of its effects, including its potential to harm to bees and ot...
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:52PM
image El Cajon Police Return Medical Cannabis - Another Success for the Patient Community 480_shapiro-with-cannabis_1.jpg by Terrie Best / CA Campaign for Safe Access
While ultimately the Court confirmed that the law was on SDAC’s side, there is little recourse to make up for the financial and emotional toll of such an ordeal....
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:14AM
text ACLU of San Diego Statement on El Cajon Police Department’s Video Release by American Civil Liberties Union
SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 3, 2016 – The video released Friday of the shooting death of Alfred Olango by El Cajon Police raises disturbing if sadly familiar questions about how police handle crisis calls involving people of color in general, and people of color with disabilities in particular. Mr. Olango’s death is an all too familiar part of what is a national epidemic of police use of deadly force. Mr. Olango did not have to die....
Posted: Thu Oct 6, 2016 7:13PM
image Historic Law to Rein in Asset Forfeiture Abuse, Paving Way for Other States police-seizure.jpg by ACLU-NC
SB 443 protects vulnerable Californians from having police permanently take and keep their property without a conviction...
Posted: Sat Oct 1, 2016 10:50PM
text Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 by Michael Steinberg
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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:02PM
text San Diego Violates Fluoridation Law, Legal Action Taken by Presidio Sentinel
California state law requires cities of 10,000 or more to add fluoride chemicals into its residents via the water supply but only if outside funds are available. Those outside funds have dried up in San Diego which has a local law prohibiting fluoridation. So fluoridation should cease in San Diego especially if taxpayers money is being used to continue fluoridating which is contrary to the intent of the 1995 state law....
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:54AM
image College seeks input form Native American community 480_powwow_2016_by_guido_39377_1.jpg by Corina Roberts
Moorpark College is seeking input from the indigenous community to learn how they can better serve Native American students, and become a destination college for the native community....
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:58PM