Monday, June 17, 2024

Tag: California

Obama Just Protected 1.8 Million Acres of Desert. Here’s What They...

The three new national monuments in California’s Mojave Desert region link up important wildlife habitats.

Newly Released Study Shows Tie Between Fracking Water and Earthquakes

The new study shows that wastewater disposal, when injected into wells underground, can cause a build up of pressure that can lead to earthquakes.

California Wants to Execute Innocent Man

Kevin Cooper might face execution next week even though he is said to be innocent.

VICTORY: Fracking Permits Halted in California

There will be no more fracking in California's offshore waters, at least until the U.S. Department of Interior can analyze the impacts of fracking on the environment.

California Fish Species Plummet To Record Lows

The operation of the state and federal water projects by the California Department of Water Resources and Bureau of Reclamation has brought fisheries to historic lows.

Voters Can Now Weigh In On Citizens United

California voters will be able to vote for overturning Citizens United.

Corporate Welfare in California

Right now, a grassroots movement is growing of Californians determined to reform this broken commercial property tax system, and who know California needs more stable funding for its schools, libraries, roads, and communities.

State of Emergency in California as Santa Barbara Cleans Up from...

While the cleanup of crude oil leaked from a broken pipeline started off slow, efforts are underway at the shores of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara, California. This latest spill recalls a catastrophic blowout that happened in 1969.

State of Emergency in California as Santa Barbara Cleans Up from...

Crude oil from a broken pipeline has led to an alarming amount of oil to leak into the Pacific Ocean leaving Santa Barbara area in a state of emergency. The company, Plains All American, is not required to be supplied with an automatic shutdown valve in case of a leak so the leak continued for a while before being looked into.

PETA Proposes Shareholder Vote to Return SeaWorld Animals to the Ocean

PETA recently submitted a shareholder resolution to retire SeaWorld’s captive animals as attendance, revenue and stock prices continue to plummet. Will PETA win the shareholder vote?

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The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

More than 6 million people have used mifepristone since 2000.