The New Pollution: Monterey Bay is Swimming in Microplastic

Kevin Stark Monterey Bay — long considered an environmental success story—is now facing a new threat: tiny particles of plastic from single use drinking and food containers. And scientists are finding that it’s far worse than they suspected. The bay is a national marine sanctuary, a place where environmental protections and sustainable fishing have transformed … Continue reading “The New Pollution: Monterey Bay is Swimming in Microplastic”

Action: Trump wants to drill the Central Valley and coast

True to form and consistent with his administration’s desire to drain public lands of every last drop of their fossil fuel potential — despite scientific consensus of a climate crisis stemming from our dependence on them — President Trump’s Bureau of Land Management is trying to re-open 1 million acres of California’s public land and … Continue reading “Action: Trump wants to drill the Central Valley and coast”

The Impacts of Climate Change and Delta Water

Sierra Club One of the ironies of living in an era of climate change is that it underscores how much we humans have to change. We cannot stop, reduce or adapt to climate change unless we change. Yet, because change is hard, policy influencers who can make a big difference—even the best intentioned—are having a … Continue reading “The Impacts of Climate Change and Delta Water”

No Oil Rigs Off Our Coast! Action, Feb. 8th

Join the resistance – ride to the rally at the only California public meeting in the beautiful coastal city of Sacramento. Spread the word – this is not a drill (yup, I did say that) Take care, don’t give up. Rue No Oil Rigs Off Our Coast! Ride With the Resistance to Rally in Sacramento … Continue reading “No Oil Rigs Off Our Coast! Action, Feb. 8th”

Bills to Protect California Coast from Off Shore Oil Drilling

To All, Senator McGuire, along with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Senator Ricardo Lara introduced SB 834 and Assemblymember Monique Limon introduced AB 1775   identical bills that will help discourage offshore drilling by making it harder for offshore oil to be processed. See?  They do listen!  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov Rue

Comment Period Extended by SCWRCG to Aug. 1st for Bacteria Provisions of Water Quality

To All, Please consider commenting on the State Water Board’s plan to protect state waters from bacteria pollution. Your comment can be a simple statement of concern or as detail as you want from reading the plan below or from other sources. You can mail it by post to the address given below or by … Continue reading “Comment Period Extended by SCWRCG to Aug. 1st for Bacteria Provisions of Water Quality”

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

You are receiving this email because in the past you have expressed interest in the expansion of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. NOAA is soliciting comment on National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments designated or expanded since April 28, 2007, during a 30-day public comment period, which opened on Monday, June 26, 2017. … Continue reading “Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary”

Symposium: Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta

Please join us for an upcoming symposium at UC Davis, convened by the Delta Science Program and CMSI with additional support from the State Water Resources Control Board. “Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta: Novel Tools and Approaches to Evaluate Effects of Multiple Stressors” Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 8:30 am – 5:00 pm UC Davis … Continue reading “Symposium: Contaminants in the San Francisco Bay-Delta”