Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: California

California lagged in capping century-old oil wells leaking under homes of...

On November 28, 2015, Roger Majano, plagued by a noxious smell overwhelming his Los Angeles neighborhood, heaved a jackhammer onto the walkway...

California’s multibillion-dollar problem: The toxic legacy of old oil wells

Thousands of wells across the state, including near residential areas, have been left inactive for years and are in need of cleanup.

Courts to decide fate of climate lawsuits brought against fossil fuel...

“Fossil fuel companies knew 40 years ago that their products would lead to stronger storms, rising seas, larger wildfires, and other climate disasters."

Environmental groups sue Trump administration calling plan to open millions of...

"Trump's illegal, deeply unjust fracking plan would be a disaster for Central Valley communities, as well as our climate, wildlife and water."

Eight states and DC commit to electrifying trucks and buses to...

"Zero-emission trucks and buses are better for the environment and health, while reducing fueling and maintenance costs."

Bernie Sanders tops new California poll—but you wouldn’t have known it...

In latest #BernieBlackout example, Sanders’ deputy campaign manager notes it took major newspaper “three paragraphs to mention who is leading.”

We need publicly owned utilities

California’s wildfires and blackouts show the dangers of entrusting our power to for-profit corporations.

Trump administration plans to open more of California public land to...

“Expanding extraction of dirty fossil fuels on our public lands threatens the health of our communities and the future of our climate."

Video: Police officer fatally shoots unarmed teen in back of head

The federal civil rights lawsuit filed by the boy’s father alleges that Villalvazo used excessive and unlawful deadly force while committing assault and battery with negligence.

California to become the first state to ban fur sales

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Saturday banning the sale and manufacture of fur products in his state. This...

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“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."