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Trump Administration Moves to Reopen California Public Lands to Oil Leasing

“This step toward opening our beautiful public lands to fracking and drilling is part of the Trump administration’s war on California,” said Clare Lakewood, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We desperately need to keep these dirty fossil fuels in the ground. But Trump is hell-bent on sacrificing our health, wildlife and […]

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Environmentalists and Farmers Seek Court Decision Halting Use of Dow’s ‘Agent Orange’ Pesticide

“More than half a million people submitted comments to EPA urging the agency to reject Dow’s plan to sell Enlist Duo. U.S. National Cancer Institute scientists highlighted 2,4-D specifically as associated with a two- to eight-fold increases in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization classified 2,4-D as

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Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms Maui Clean Water Act Decision

  The last several years green algae has closed down Russian River beaches due to toxic green algae. Sonoma County has copious amounts of agricultural run-off and failing septic systems. With 1,100 illegal water draws recorded and reported in the local paper The Bohemian, and authorities not enforcing illegal water draws, the water quality will continue to plummet. We

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Congress introduces record number of bills to prevent people from taking industry to court

Environmental safeguards for humans trashed just in time for the corporate pollution rush. Who has rights, humans/nature or elite corporations? As a country we decide, please VOTE. “……According to Earthjustice, the list of bills from the current Congress attacking individuals’ access to justice include: 6 bills with provisions to eliminate judicial review, eroding the role of

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Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan Ripped as Thinly-Veiled ‘Assault on the Environment’

From our friends at COMMON DREAMS: Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan Ripped as Thinly-Veiled ‘Assault on the Environment’ “The memo reveals an infrastructure plan that is essentially a giveaway to corporations at the expense of the American people and our environment.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer “The administration’s legislative outline for infrastructure sacrifices clean air, water,

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UPDATE:Devastating Federal Forest Bill Would Clear Cut National Forests and Silence Dissent

UPDATE:Devastating Federal Forest Bill Would Clear Cut National Forests and Silence Dissent This bill was approved in the House and headed for the Senate. It let’s loggers literally into protected federal lands under the guise of fire prevention to strip and sell our forests, undermine biodiversity and pay back donors.     “National forests are

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