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Elected officials ask why California regulators under Newsom are approving new fracking permits

Elected Officials to Protect California (EOPCA ), a coalition of current and former elected officials opposed to fracking and increased oil and gas drilling in the state, is asking why California Governor Gavin Newsom is helping the failing fracking industry by overseeing an expansion of fracking operations during a global pandemic. By Dan Bacher In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

July 16th

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced a budget hit on California’s climate mandates

Democratic Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed funding cuts to deal with what has been projected as a revenue deficit of $54 billion as a consequence of the economic response to the coronavirus. The state’s carbon cap-and-trade program pays for climate programs, which includes incentives for buying clean cars, electric buses, and off-road freight equipment, but as with […]

May 19th

The Coronavirus has shut down the US economy – but California continues to issue fracking permits

In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic and after a nine-month moratorium on new fracking operations,  the State Department of Conservation on Friday approved 24 new fracking permits in Kern County, the center of the oil industry in California. By Dan Bacher Public health advocates and environmental justice advocates were very disappointed by the approval of environmentally destructive fracking […]

April 7th

California water wars: Rally TODAY (March 2) to stop the North Coast water grab!

Please share this new flyer for the only North State Delta Tunnel hearing on March 2nd. The artwork by Mahlija Florendo. Carpools are coming from all over to support the Tribal members and youth that demanded a North State hearing. By Dan Bacher According to Regina Chichizola of Save California Salmon: “On February 28, the Trump […]

March 2nd

California Gov Newsom calls for managed phase-out of fossil fuels

Environmental justice, conservation and public interest groups responded positively to a key sentence in Governor Gavin Newsom’s California state budget on transitioning the state from fossil fuels. “[It]recognizes the need for careful study and planning to decrease demand and supply of fossil fuels, while managing the decline in a way that is economically responsible and […]

May 12th