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imageTrump signs two executive orders expediting oil and gas pipelines
by Dan Bacher
David Turnbull, Strategic Campaigns Director with Oil Change U.S., slammed the signing of the two executive orders, comparing the orders to taking a “jackhammer” to the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act:...
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:40PM
imageSenate votes 56-41 to confirm David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary
by Dan Bacher
”After all of the clear documentation about his conflicts of interest and his apparent corruption, it’s really disappointing to seeing the Senate agree to make this guy the secretary with 56 votes,” said John McManus, President of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA)....
Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:26PM
imageThe California Act to Save Lives (AB 392) Passes in Assembly Public Safety Committee
by Dave Id
In a huge milestone for limiting the ability of police to kill at will, the California Act to Save Lives (AB 392) passed in the State Assembly Public Safety Committee by a 5-2 vote on April 9. The bill was introduced this year by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and will save lives by restricting when police can use deadly force....
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:12PM
textExxonMobil Seeks to Restart Offshore Drilling Platforms, Truck Oil in California by Center for Biological Diversity
Environmental Study Released, Santa Barbara Hearing Set...
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:26PM
documentCalifornia Water Board Finds Oil-industry Contaminants in Water Wells
by Center for Biological Diversity
Fracking Near Protected Groundwater Increasing in California...
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:38PM
imageDiscover Don Guillermo Leidesdorff, Jr. and "hidden figures" of Negro Bar, California
by Mindy Giles
2019 Earth Day at Negro Bar, Folsom Lake Recreational Area will highlight Don Guillermo Leidesdorff, Jr., who was first Treasurer of San Francisco and, much, much more... San Francisco and Negro Bar connected with today's preparations for 2019 Juneteenth, remember......
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:41PM
textPending Sacramento Teacher Strike by Solidarity Forever
Sacramento teachers thought they won their labor contract in December 2017 only to find that the school district is not willing to honor the contract. See
Posted: Mon Apr 8, 2019 10:11PM
imageChairs Grijalva and Jared Huffman Request Documents on Bernhardt's Ties with Westlands
by Dan Bacher
“Serious questions have been raised regarding the potential conflicts between his [Bernhardt’s] work as a top official at the Department of the Interior (DOI) and his previous work as a lobbyist and lawyer with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck representing the Westlands Water District," wrote Representatives Grijalva and Huffman....
Posted: Fri Apr 5, 2019 2:57PM
imageCommittee votes to move David Bernhardt's nomination to full Senate vote
by Dan Bacher
“It’s no surprise that a group of Senators who owe so much to special interest lobbyists would support this choice for Interior Secretary,” said Western Values Project’s Executive Director Chris Saeger in a statement in response to the committee’s vote. “For the last two years, conflict-ridden David Bernhardt has tipped the scales in favor of former clients, likely violating his ethics pledge and responsibilities to the American people.”...
Posted: Thu Apr 4, 2019 3:06PM
imageRestaurants and Retailers Warned Against Illegal Sales of Foie Gras
by Animal Legal Defense Fund
California businesses alerted they must comply with the law banning sale of cruelly-produced “gourmet” delicacy...
Posted: Tue Apr 2, 2019 2:38PM
textSenate Disaster Funding Fails Over Puerto Rico Aid Debate by Jubilee USA Network
On Monday the Senate failed to pass disaster relief funding to benefit Americans impacted by wildfires, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters. Republicans and Democrats clashed over recovery aid amounts for Puerto Rico and two separate proposals could not muster enough votes for passage....
Posted: Tue Apr 2, 2019 8:55AM
imageLawsuit Seeks Records on Trump's California Oil, Gas Leasing Plans
by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Bureau of Land Management today over its refusal to provide public records of its plans to clear the way for new oil drilling and fracking along California’s Central Coast and in the Bay Area. The BLM has yet to publicly release the final resource-management plans, but the federal lands and mineral estate earmarked for leasing are in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joa...
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:16PM
imageDistrict Attorney of Sacramento's Horrendous Recent Record
by Adam Jordan
The horrible record of accountability the the California State Capitol District Attorney Schubert....
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:49AM
imageTrump administration sues State Water Board over 'failure' to comply with CEQA
by Dan Bacher
“The Trump administration is suing California for trying to restore water flows for salmon in the Bay Delta and San Joaquin under California's law,” said Regina Chichizola of Save California’s Salmon in a Facebook post. “This is a direct threat to state's rights and threatens similar processes in the Sacramento, Shasta, Eel and Russian Rivers.”...
Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:09PM
imageOver 120 Groups Urge Newsom to Shut Down Aliso Canyon, Stop New Fossil Fuel Projects
by Dan Bacher
“As a Native American activist, advisor for the Barbareño Band of Chumash Indians, and co-chair of the Santa Barbara Standing Rock Coalition, I urge you to honor your promises to protect Mother Earth and to hear her call for immediate action,” said Emiliano Campobello....
Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:48PM
imageFishermen, Tribes and Conservation Groups Challenge Sites Reservoir Project
by Dan Bacher
"We are concerned that tribes have not been consulted nor assured that this project will not take water that salmon need, especially drought years,” stated Chief Caleen Sisk from the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. “If the Sites Authority had initiated Tribal consultation with Klamath River and Sacramento Tribes, we would have identified these issues, along with mitigations measures to protect the salmon.”...
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:37PM
imageA dark ethical cloud hangs over David Bernhardt, groups and Winnemem Wintu warn Feinstein
by Dan Bacher
“In advance of Mr. Bernhardt's Senate confirmation hearing on March 28, we draw your attention to the dark ethical cloud that hangs over his nomination,” the letter stated....
Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:27AM
calendar2019 Earth Day ~ Negro Bar, Folsom Lake Recreational Area
by Michael harris
Negro Bar, Folsom Lake Recreational Area Folsom, California...
Event Date: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:00AM
Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:06PM
calendarMarch for Science Sacramento: Rally in the State Capital 2019
by March for Science Sacramento
Updated 3/30: River Walk Park, 651 2nd St Sacramento 95605...
Event Date: Sat May 4, 2019 1:00PM
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:48PM
calendarDisability & Aging Capitol Action Day: March & Resource Fair in Sacramento 2019
by Disability Action Coalition & CARA
Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814...
Event Date: Thu May 23, 2019 10:00AM
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:58PM