Monthly Archives: November 2013

Walmarting the rivers and oceans

The Walton Family Foundation reported “investments” totaling more than $91.4 million in “environmental initiatives” in 2012 Photo of Southern California Walmart strikers, courtesy of OUR Walmart, http://forrespect.org/                              … Continue reading

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“Gasland 2″ to be shown today in Fort Bragg

TODAY,  Tuesday Nov. 19th,  at  5:00 P.M. –  The Ocean Protection Coalition (OPC) is showing “Gasland 2″ the brand new sequel to the popular documentary “Gasland”  this evening at 5:00 P.M. at the Fort Bragg Library meeting room, 499 E. … Continue reading

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Oil company fined $60,000 for illegally discharging fracking fluid

“An honest appraisal of the science and common sense around hydraulic fracturing leads to a conclusion the technology we’ve used without harm in California for 60 plus years is safe and its benefits a blessing,” said Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the … Continue reading

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House of the Great Black Hole

  Time to find that balladeer in yourself, or your family unit. Here’s another one by ‘Anon’ of Albion. To be sung slowly, to the tune of “The House of the Rising Sun”  –             … Continue reading

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Big oil lobbyist “marine guardian” praises new fracking regulations

“Governor Brown is moving ahead with a policy that grabs land, clear-cuts forests, destroys biodiversity, abuses Mother Earth, pimps Father Sky and threatens the cultural survival of Indigenous Peoples” The Monterey Shale fracking sacrifice zones Big oil lobbyist/marine guardian praises … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown Wants to Be a Climate Leader – and Frack for a Lot of Oil

California Governor Jerry Brown (photo: Thomas Hawk) By Claire Sandberg, Truthout California Governor Jerry Brown talks a big game on climate change.  Earlier this year, Brown released a 20-page consensus statement signed by 500 scientists from 44 countries calling for … Continue reading

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Sentencing postponed in Yurok embezzlement case

Mugshot photo of the drug-addled Roland Raymond Sentencing postponed in Yurok embezzlement case at tribe’s request By Thadeus Greenson/The Eureka Times-Standard The federal sentencing of a former Yurok Tribe forestry director was postponed Tuesday at the request of the tribe, which wants … Continue reading

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Big Oil treated legislators to $13,000 dinner before key fracking bill vote

“There’s no doubt that the Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron and other oil companies use every avenue they can to dominate environmental policy in California, including lobbying legislators, contributing heavily to election campaigns, serving on state regulatory panels, and wining … Continue reading

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Delta fish populations plunge in summer 2013

Delta smelt photo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento. by Dan Bacher The state and federal governments appear to be in a mad rush to drive Delta smelt, winter Chinook salmon and other struggling fish species over the … Continue reading

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