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Jerry Brown signs California Water Bill of Rights

Water wars have been raging in California for as long as anyone can remember, and so far it’s been big agriculture and big corporations who have been winning. But maybe the little guys may still stand a chance…
Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 983, The Access to Safe Drinking Water Act, on October 7 as part of the Human Right to Water bill package backed by a broad coalition of environmental justice advocates.

October 10th

Oil Giant Shell on Trial for Nigerian Environmentalist Saro-Wiwa’s Execution

In 1995, environmentalist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military government, along with eight other Ogoni activists, for protesting against the devastation of the Niger Delta by oil companies, particularly Royal Dutch Shell. If Shell is convicted, the case will provide precedence for holding transnational companies owned or operated in the United States responsible for human rights atrocities committed overseas.

May 26th

Oil Companies’ Shareholders Reject Activist Proposals

Chevron’s annual stockholder meeting held at company headquarters in San Ramon, California, has become a magnet for criticism in recent years as environmental and human rights groups use it to voice their grievances with the company. This year was no different, as protesters with HAZ-MAT suits and paper brooms labeled “Clean Up Chevron” greeted shareholders […]

May 30th