Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tag: California

‘Sadistic and depraved’: Trump rejects California request for federal disaster aid...

“That a sitting president—of any party—would deny their own citizens help during their time of greatest need, amid literal hellfire raining down on American cities, is beyond shameful.”

California becomes first US state to ban 24 toxic chemicals found...

“Every day, Californians are exposed to hazardous chemicals hiding in their cosmetics and personal care products.”

California approves massive electric vehicle charging program across Southern California

"This program marks the largest single program for any utility in the nation, a major win for clean air and healthier communities."

‘A human tragedy’: Wildfires reveal California’s reliance on incarcerated firefighters

Lay bare the state’s reliance on prison labor to control its ever-growing wildfire season with an exploitative system many have called slave labor.

Judge blocks California from putting cancer warning on Roundup

So far, juries in three trials have ordered the company to pay billions after concluding that the product did cause cancer.

Pipeline shutdown prevented 34 million tons of carbon pollution in California

“We need to end offshore drilling, not bring it back to life with another dirty oil pipeline.”

Former LA City Councilman agrees to plead guilty to obstructing corruption...

According to the indictment, Mitchell Englander was soliciting bribes from a local businessman in exchange for political favors.

Former California Congressman sentenced to prison for stealing campaign funds

“The FBI is committed to investigate public officials who abuse the public trust and use their office to commit illegal acts.”

‘Absolutely remarkable’: Poll shows democratic voters in Texas and California view...

“Did not see those Texas numbers on socialism coming,” tweeted HillTV’s Krystal Ball.

Could a California law help save America’s public lands throughout the...

The state used an innovative new law to fight back against the Trump administration’s expansion of oil and gas drilling—and that could provide a model for the rest of the country.

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Keystone XL pipeline canceled. Here’s what it means for the future fight against fossil...

“Rescinding KXL’s permit is a promising early signal that the new administration is listening to our concerns and will take issues of climate and Indigenous justice seriously. We have to insist that it not stop there.”

The Leadership Institute: Conservative PR school

Trumpism, most unfortunately, is still with us—as is The Leadership Institute with its arch right-wing operation, now extending globally.

‘Treasonous’ Patriots? Defunct exceptionalism? Inverse MAGA? The right smash-mouths its own perfidy

A cult of empty-headed, arm-waving stunts, as with the "rigged" election, is in the end no more than absurdist tomfoolery.

Virginia police officers suspended without pay for joining Capitol riots

The penalty for the misdemeanor is up to a year in jail. The penalty for the petty offense is up to six months in jail.

‘We’ve let the worst happen’: Reflecting on 400,000 dead

Eight months later, with 300,000 additional American lives lost and the chaotic distribution of the vaccine underway, Caroline Chen, health care reporter, shares her thoughts on where we are and what happens next.