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California regulators approve 12 new fracking permits for Chevron in Kern County

  As Tribes, conservationists and environmental justice advocates were celebrating a federal ruling temporarily halting operations by the owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline, anti-fracking activists in California were disturbed that California regulators are continuing to approve new permits for fracking in the San Joaquin Valley. By Dan Bacher The California Geologic Energy Management Division […]

July 8th

California tribes applaud as Sutter statue taken down

The Statewide Coalition Against Racist Symbols (SCARS) and numerous social justice partners invites the community to celebrate the removal of the John Sutter statue and join a community conversation about ending the glorification of Indigenous genocides to “De-Sutter” Sacramento on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 5 PM, at Sutter Fort State Park in Sacramento.  By Dan […]

June 16th

California approves 12 more new fracking permits – during the Coronavirus pandemic!

While California continues to be portrayed as a “green” and “progressive” state by state officials and the mainstream media, the reality is much different, as I have revealed in hundreds of articles exposing the state’s environmentally unjust fossil fuel and water policies. California Governor Gavin Newsom’s oil and gas regulators continue to approve new oil drilling and fracking permits […]

June 13th

Instead of shutting down Aliso Canyon gas storage under California neighborhood, SoCalGas is expanding

Remember the infamous SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility – home to the largest gas blowout in U.S. history in 2015? Well, Food & Water Action has just analysed data compiled over the last four years and found that the use of the facility has increased by about 3,000% under Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration. The group points out that […]

June 10th

Lawsuit challenges Federal water contracts that imperil the fish, wildlife and people of California’s Sacramento Delta

In the latest lawsuit to contest Trump administration water policies, three environmental groups have sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation over the granting of permanent federal water contracts to water users supplied by the Central Valley Project (CVP). By Dan Bacher The lawsuit, brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, Restore the Delta and Planning and Conservation League, […]

May 21st

Labor and green groups ask California to protect people, not polluters

A coalition of 100 labor and environmental groups has  sent a letter asking California Governor Gavin Newsom and California State Legislators to “protect people and not polluters” during this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. By Dan Bacher The letter was issued at time when Newsom has showed increasing signs of caving to the fossil fuel industry. As oil prices crashed to below zero at one point […]

May 19th

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

AquAlliance sues over long-term water transfers that threaten fish, farms, and communities

On May 11, AquAlliance sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA) in federal District Court over their long term water transfer transfer program that threatens Northern California farms, fish and communities. An environmental group that exists to defend northern California waters and to challenge threats to the hydrologic health of […]

May 16th

Why is California expanding fracking even as oil prices collapse?

Despite the collapse in U.S. oil prices, the Gavin Newsom Administration continues to expand oil and gas drilling, including fracking, in California. On April 20, US oil prices plunged, falling below $0 to $-37.63 a barrel, the lowest since NYMEX opened oil futures trading in 1983, according to Julia Horowitz, a reporter for CNN Business. By Dan Bacher The […]

April 22nd