Monday, October 13, 2014
EPA APPROVES DEADLY DUO - PUBLIC ACTION ALERT: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ignoring more than 60 members of Congress and a half a million citizens, has officially approved a deadly new herbicide, Dow’s Enlist Duo, made from a combination of Monsanto’s Roundup and Dow’s “Agent Orange” 2,4-D.
Posted by rc at 2:21 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Energy [R]evolution demonstrates that transitioning to a renewable energy economy can free resources for economic development. It means more and better jobs, greater energy independence, and it is more democratic as citizens attain more control of energy production. Compared with the Energy Information Agency energy outlook, the transition to renewables creates more jobs at every stage of the energy transition, with more than 34% more jobs by 2030.
The Energy [R]evolution aims to wean the economy off dirty fuels as thoroughly and quickly as possible, and in a way that is technologically, politically, and ecologically realistic. This report is part of a global analysis showing how the international economy can transition to nearly 100% renewable energy by 2050, while assuming no new 'breakthrough technologies'.
Friday, September 26, 2014
This past week a small group made big waves in New York City. Amazonian indigenous spokespeople and social movement leaders joined the Indigenous Bloc in leading more than 400,000 others at the People's Climate March. Amazon Watch joined front-line indigenous communities and representatives in demanding that humanity keep the oil in the ground as a fundamental solution to climate chaos. From the Arctic to the Amazon, leadership of indigenous peoples in climate solutions was on full display...
KEEP THE OIL IN THE GROUND - YouTube
PETITION: Keep the Oil in the Ground in the Amazon
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
NOW ONLY 4 DAYS TO GO! PLEASE SIGN ALL THREE OF THESE PETITIONS NOW -
|Tell EPA to Take Action to Protect Bristol Bay|
Help TU Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska -- home to one of the largest wild salmon fisheries on the planet
Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to one of the last great salmon fisheries on the planet. The salmon, wildlife, people and fishing jobs of this beautiful and productive region are threatened by the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine. If built, Pebble could become the largest mine in North America.
We have an unprecedented opportunity to stop this mine and protect Bristol Bay's fish and jobs through the Clean Water Act.
Take action now by sending a comment to the EPA on their Proposed Determination for 404(c) action that would stop Pebble mine. Ask EPA to complete the Clean Water Act 404(c) process and protect Bristol Bay.
The devastating spill of billions of gallons of toxic water and mining waste at the Mount Polley mine in British Columbia could be repeated in Bristol Bay, Alaska if we don't tell the EPA to stop the Pebble Mine.
Urge EPA to slam the door on the Pebble Mine and protect the Bristol Bay wilderness from destruction.
Monday, September 8, 2014
another PETITION to Shut down the dangerous Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant – Petition to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission:
“PG&E is endangering the lives of half a million Californians who live near the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. Revoke PG&E’s license to operate this aging, unsafe, and unnecessary nuclear power plant.”
In the wake of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake near Napa, a shocking new report from a federal nuclear safety official raises the prospect that PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant could face catastrophic failure when the next big earthquake hits, and recommends that it be shut down.1
The report,2 which was authored by Diablo Canyon's former lead on-site inspector, flatly refutes PG&E's claim that the plant's two nuclear reactors can withstand an earthquake like the earthquake that shook northern California just a few weeks ago.
Incredibly, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is trusting PG&E's internal assessment of the danger of continuing to run the plant, despite the clear conflict of interest. With half a million people living within 50 miles of this disaster waiting to happen, the plant needs to be shut down now.
The engineers who designed the coastal nuclear plant at Fukushima believed it could withstand any disaster imaginable before a massive earthquake and tsunami struck in 2011 and caused a major catastrophe.
Here in California, sitting on the same earthquake prone Pacific Rim “ring of fire,” PG&E's engineers similarly claim that the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant can withstand any anticipated earthquake. But the plant was built long before a major fault line was discovered in 2008 -- just a few hundred yards offshore from the coastal nuclear plant.
The plant also sits nearby the Los Osos, Hosgri, and San Andreas Faults, a confluence of seismic features with dramatic potential activity that could overcome the plant’s outdated and inadequate safety design features.3 The fact is that no utility would choose to build and operate a nuclear facility at the current site knowing that it is surrounded by major fault lines.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has the power to revoke PG&E’s license to operate the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant -- and that's exactly what it needs to do.
Tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Shut down the dangerous Diablo Canyon nuclear plant.
1. "AP Exclusive: Expert calls for Diablo Canyon shutdown," Associated Press, August, 25, 2014.
2. To download the full report, click here (PDF).
3. "Petition seeks closure of Diablo Canyon nuclear plant," San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2014.
MORE PETITIONS to SHUT DOWN DIABLO > whats up: 3 PETITIONS to SHUT DIABLO CANYON & MAPS OF EARTHQUAKE FAULTS
Sunday, September 7, 2014
A massive, history-making march in New York City.
Hundreds of coordinated actions around the world.
Hundreds of coordinated actions around the world.
PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH