Monthly Archives: October 2013

Putin the Pirate wants an “I’m sorry”

Greenpeace supporters hold a candlelit vigil outside the Russian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. (photo courtesy Greenpeace) In what seems to reflect cold-war style tit-for-tat, Dutch police raided the apartment of a Russian diplomat suspected of abusing his children, beat him up, … Continue reading

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Federal Government urged to ban fracking on California Public Lands

100 Groups Urge Federal Government to Maintain Fracking Moratorium on California Public Lands   HOLLISTER, Calif.— More than 100 groups called on the Bureau of Land Management today to maintain a de facto moratorium on new oil and gas lease sales … Continue reading

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Oil lobby has spent over $45 million in California since 2009

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the lobbying organization for California oil interests headed by Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the former “Blue Ribbon Task Force” chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA), has spent over $20 million since 2009. by Dan Bacher A … Continue reading

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Feds urged to halt fracking off California coast

The MLPA Initiative was good for big oil and ocean industrialists – and bad for fishermen, tribal gatherers and coastal communities.  A big oil industry lobbyist chaired the panel to create “marine protected areas” in Southern California and served on … Continue reading

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