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textThousands of L.A.-area Oil Wells Under State Investigation for Pollution Dangers by Center for Biological Diversity
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged California officials to release results from an investigation into thousands of oil industry injection wells in the Los Angeles area that may be contaminating water and threatening public health....
Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:58PM
imageCoalition Challenges Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide Containing Agent Orange Ingredient
by via Center for Food Safety
San Francisco, Calif. — A coalition of conservation, food safety, and public health groups filed a motion today challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to expand the use of “Enlist Duo” on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops to nine additional states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Dakota....
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:37PM
imageBells Across the Land: Sesquicentennial Celebration of Freedom
by khubaka, michael harris
On April 9, 1865, Union Genearl Ulysses S. Grant met Confederate General Robert E. Lee to set the terms of the Confederate Army surrender, beginning the end the US Civil War, the symbolic ending of four years of bloodsheed and America's Peculicar Institution....
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:30AM
imageNational Juneteenth Leadership honored in Beverly Hills, California
by michael harris
The New Year 2015, is off to an amazing new beginning, bright full moon, preparations for Ethiopian Christmas and preparations for the kick-off for California Juneteenth Sesquicentennial Celebrations: Our American Story of Freedom....
Posted: Mon Jan 5, 2015 11:54PM
textForest Service Agrees to Reconsider Wilderness Protection in Los Padres National Forest by Center for Biological Diversity
GOLETA, Calif.— Conservation groups today praised a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to consider stronger protections for wildlife and wildlands across 221,579 acres throughout the Los Padres National Forest in the remote backcountry of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Kern counties....
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:50PM
documentCourt Upholds Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban
by Center for Biological Diversity
PHOENIX, Ariz.— Arizona’s Havasupai Tribe and a coalition of conservation groups are praising Judge David Campbell’s decision (see PDF) today to uphold the U.S. Department of the Interior’s 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims across one million acres of public lands adjacent to Grand Canyon. The court ruled that the decision complied with federal environmental laws and that it was not too large, as plaintiffs had argued. At stake is protecting the aquifers and streams that feed the Color...
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:38PM
imageUrban Agriculture ~ U.S. Census of Agriculture 2017
by khubaka, michael harris
Urban Agriculture remains a viable job creator, career path and catalyst for community economic development. Preparation for design methodology for the US Census of Agriculture 2017 will include a unique pilot project, California Pan African Urban Agriculture Project...
Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:57AM
textBig Oil Permanently Poisons 2 Million Gallons of California Water Each Day by Californians Against Fracking
LOS ANGELES – At City Hall on August 13, City Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles residents and California climate and water experts called on Big Oil to stop wasting California’s water. During the worst drought in the state’s recent history, the oil and gas industry is permanently destroying millions of gallons of water and drilling deeper into the earth, threatening dwindling groundwater supplies by using fracking and other water-intensive extraction processes....
Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:29AM
textLawsuit Launched to Halt Destruction of 14,000 Acres of Condor Habitat at Tejon Ranch by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Condor advocates, conservationists and American Indians this week notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service they intend to sue over the agency’s approval of a “habitat conservation plan” that will destroy 14,000 acres of designated critical habitat for the California condor, one of the world’s most endangered birds. The habitat is entirely located on Tejon Ranch, north of Los Angeles, and will be destroyed by the development of the proposed Tejon Mountain Village resort proje...
Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:50PM
image2014 World Maritime Day ~ ALC ~ Congressional Black Caucus Weekend
by Khubaka, Michael Harris
First steam vessel in California, owned by the "African Founding Father of California" will help restore confidence in today's expanded US ~ Pan African Global Trade and Commerce. During the 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Sept. 24-27, 2014, in solidarity with the IMO ~ World Maritime Day traditional diplomatic reception, stay tuned for official notice for 25 September 2014 and in Washington, D.C. ~ the California party indeed is seen. "It starts with you" is the theme for the 4...
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:28PM
imageA Farm Worker Union Emerging in Whatcom and Skagit Counties
by repost from karani
“There is no organization out there or anybody that can offer us protection, so we have to do it ourselves.” –Felimon Pineda, VP, Familias Unidas por la Justicia...
Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:49AM
imageSave the Sespe Petition Draws 2,000 Supporters
by Save the Sespe
A controversial proposal to frack the Sespe wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest sparked a massive petition effort by local residents concerned about high-risk oil and gas drilling near the federally-protected wilderness area....
Posted: Thu Jun 5, 2014 11:11AM
imageCows, Rice Fields and Big Agriculture Consume Well Over 90% of California's Water
by Guy T. Saperstein, Alternet
Low-flow showerheads help save much less water than people think. Most people shower once a day and use an average of 14 gallons of water. You could save more water by reducing your beef intake by one pound than by not showering for six months!...
Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:40PM
documentFormal Protest Filed With BLM Against Nevada Fracking Proposal
by Center for Biological Diversity
LAS VEGAS— The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a formal administrative protest (see PDF) on an upcoming oil and gas lease sale in Nevada that, according to the Bureau of Land Management, could open up more than 174,000 acres of public lands to fracking. The sale, slated for July 17, would offer up 102 areas near the towns of Tonopah and Austin in north-central Nevada....
Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:26PM
textGlobal Warming Is Worsening Water Scarcity in California by Environment California
Los Angeles, CA -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Global Change Research Program published the third National Climate Assessment. The report found that nationally, average U.S. temperature has increased 1.5 degrees since 1895, and global warming is worsening water scarcity in California....
Posted: Thu May 8, 2014 4:09PM
textCoalition Responds to Idaho’s Motion to Dimiss Ag Gag Lawsuit by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BOISE — Last week, national nonprofits Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU), and Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a response to the state of Idaho’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed earlier this spring in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. In March 2014, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the environmen...
Posted: Wed May 7, 2014 8:51AM
imageSanta Barbara County Fracking Ban will be on November Ballot
by Fracking News
On May 1, Santa Barbara residents turned in 20,000 signatures to the county elections office which they hope will qualify a fracking ban initiative on the November 2014 ballot....
Posted: Mon May 5, 2014 8:21AM
textFederal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law by ACLU
MILWAUKEE — A federal court today struck down Wisconsin's voter ID law as unconstitutional and in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenged the law on behalf of numerous Wisconsin voters, charging the measure violated the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act....
Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:13PM
textAnti-Fascist prisoner, Cody Lee Sutherlin is getting out! by Tinley Park 5 support
Cody Lee Sutherlin is one of 5 anti-racist activists who took part in emphatically stopping a meeting of white supremacists at a restaurant in Tinley Park, IL. He is now getting out after spending over 2 years in an Illinois state prison. Help us secure a release fund for Cody Lee Sutherlin....
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:13PM
imageJury awards $3 million in first fracking case
by TXsharon
Today, a jury of their peers awarded Bob and Lisa Parr $3 million dollars in their fracking lawsuit against Aruba Petroleum....
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:10PM