HUGE NEWS IN FLORIDA! As of today, thanks to young people from across the state of Florida, in a strategy led and supported by Our Children’s Trust, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) renewable energy rule, Chapter 5O-5: Renewable Energy, is effective! This new rule – the most significant climate policy in Florida in over a […]

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Well Standards DWR Bulletin 74 sets the minimum standards for water, monitoring, cathodic protection, and geothermal heat exchange wells, with the purpose of protecting California’s groundwater quality. Local jurisdictions have the authority to adopt standards which meet or exceed the Bulletin 74 standards. Well standards are administered and enforced at the local level. The process, […]

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Dear workshop participants, We are now almost 2 months from the start of the 2nd National Workshop on Marine eDNA! It is shaping up to be a great meeting, and we wanted to encourage you all to register and finalize your travel arrangements if you haven’t done so already. Providing some information below to help you plan your trip. Agenda: […]

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The EPA still has authority to reduce climate pollution from power plants, even after the Supreme Court’s decision. Here’s what the Biden administration should do next. By Earthjustice & Evergreen Action | July 6, 2022 Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice The Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA limited the EPA’s ability to reduce climate […]

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New research links the amount of carbon dioxide taken in by land ecosystems, such as forests, to the availability of water, which is in short supply during droughts.  Our climate is rapidly warming with rising temperatures affecting the physical environments that support entire ecosystems. Humans [2] and animal species [3] both face daunting challenges for […]

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Strategy Overview Sonoma County, comprising over 1.1 million acres (1,500 square miles) and with a population of approximately 488,000 people, hosts a diverse landscape with coastal geography, varied topography, and a range of microclimates. Collectively, the landscape supports an array of ecological zones, plant, and animal species, working lands, waters, and communities (Sonoma County Ag […]

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Join Rogue Riverkeeper in taking action for the Rogue River by attending an upcoming public hearing!  The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites the public to participate in a virtual public hearing on June 30th at 6:00PM to discuss the impacts of dredging at 42 locations on the Rogue River.  RogueJets Inc., also known as Jerry’s […]

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Hello to everyone. As I think many of you know, I am a co-founder of Our Childrens Trust, committed to giving youth a voice in our climate crisis struggle. One of our now long-standing commitments has been to represent 21 young people in Juliana v. US, suing the US over actions which deprive young people […]

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Hi friends, Just a quick reminder that “YOUTH v GOV” – the independent feature-length, award-winning documentary by acclaimed Director Christi Cooper, Barrelmaker Productions, and Vulcan Productions about our federal children’s climate case, Juliana v. United States – will begin streaming globally on Netflix starting at 12:01am PDT tomorrow, April 29th!Please add this extraordinary film to your Netflix List NOW and make plans […]

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    California Water Quality Monitoring Council___________________________________________________________________________The California Water Boards and the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) will be co-hosting a three-day statewide summit on bacteria from September 14 – 16, 2022, likely at the CalEPA building in Sacramento (pending applicable COVID restrictions in place at that time).  The purpose of the summit will be to identify the priority technical and regulatory actions needed […]

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Hello All, The Aquatic Pesticide Application Plan (APAP) from the Reclamation District 70, for coverage under the Statewide General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Residual Aquatic Pesticide Discharges to Waters of the United States from Algae and Aquatic Weed Control Applications, Water Quality Order 2013-0002-DWQ, is available for review on the State Water Resources […]

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California River Watch wrote comments on considering hexavalent chromium levels in drinking water in a workshop given by the state. There are toxic levels considered by the state that also takes in the “economic feasibility” to reduce safe levels. CRW advocates for the safest levels. CRW Comments on CA’s Hexavalent Chromium

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 Hello to everyone. As I think  many of you know, I am a co-founder of Our Childrens Trust, committed to giving youth a voice in our climate crisis struggle. One of our now long-standing commitments has been to represent 21 young people in Juliana v. US, suing the US over actions which deprive young people and future […]

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Scientists have repeatedly warned that California must act quickly and at scale to address the climate crisis or face more devastating fires, floods, heat waves, and drought. If we act now, we can secure clean air, abundant water, food security, and social equity. California has an opportunity to lead the world toward a climate-safe future […]

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Hello All, The Aquatic Pesticide Application Plan (APAP) from the Central California Irrigation District, for coverage under the Statewide General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Residual Aquatic Pesticide Discharges to Waters of the United States from Algae and Aquatic Weed Control Applications, Water Quality Order 2013-0002-DWQ, is available for review on the State Water […]

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As of late, Steven Donziger has been championed as an environmentalist unfairly imprisoned by Chevron. His arrest and conviction were clearly bought and paid for. Below are the key highlights of the story. What happened to Donziger could have happened to the most innocent and law-abiding lawyer. This is what it’s like to be a […]

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You registered for Global Climate Crimes Project – The Talk but were unable to attend. No problem; we will be offering additional workshops, including opportunities to discuss your feelings concerning the threat of climate annihilation, as well as discussions about what we can do to remedy the harmdone to us and our planet. New programs will be […]

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Would Build Back Better Burn Billion$?How federal and state climate policies subsidize corporate greenwashing  Wednesday, March 9 at 3 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Eastern Click here to register. This panel was preceded by Hoodwinked in the Hothouse I: Examining False Corporate Schemes being advanced through the Paris Agreement and by Hoodwinked in the […]

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Hi friends, Yesterday, we filed a petition for rehearing with the Alaska Supreme Court on behalf of the young Alaskans we represent in Sagoonick v. State of Alaska, the youth-led constitutional climate case challenging Alaska’s statutory policy of promoting fossil fuels. The petition requests that the Alaska Supreme Court reconsider their January 28th split 3-2 decision and allow the […]

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Registration for the 2022 CA Water Law Symposium is finally open:  https://www.waterlawsymposium.org/registration-form.htmlI’ve attended this one way or another for many, many years – even been a guest speaker, and it is always worthwhile.  I hope to get there in person this year.   Rue

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Status of the U.K. Fluoridation Mandate Proposal The Health and Care Bill includes two clauses (147 and 148) that would take authority for fluoridation away from local authorities and give it to the central government, which would amount to mandatory fluoridation for the UK. It has already been approved by the House of Commons, and […]

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Dear Friends, 3 to 2. Or 2 to 1? Today, one sitting Justice and two retired Justices of the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in favor of Alaska’s state government and its fossil fuel interests, and against our youth clients. However, and more importantly, the dissents keep growing. Two of the active sitting Alaska Justices strongly […]

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In connection with a new youth-led petition for rulemaking to secure 100% renewable energy in Florida, which is supported by Our Children’s Trust, we are excited to invite you to a live online event. Join us on January 5th to stand in solidarity with Florida youth as they file their petition calling for 100% renewable […]

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November 18, 2021 This webinar is the first in The Climate Center’s Investing in Climate Action for Jobs, Health, and Equity webinar series. Achieving a climate-safe future for California will require massive investments, both public and private, in all sectors of the economy. But people across the state are already paying a heavy price for […]

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By Martin Wisckol | mwisckol@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: November 17, 2021 Guidelines for how cities and local agencies should adapt roads, railways and water systems to accommodate rising seas were unanimously approved Wednesday by the state Coastal Commission. The 230-page document sets a controversial benchmark by urging communities to prepare for the Pacific Ocean […]

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Blaine Cook, a retired U.S. Forest Service forest management scientist, is seen walking through a logging site in the Black Hills National Forest, on July 14, 2021, near Custer City, S.D. Cook said his monitoring work last decade showed too many trees were being cut from the forest. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown) By MATTHEW BROWN September […]

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Tool Kit for Action (ACT NOW-deadline Nov 2 & 3) Background: Farmworkers and environmental justice advocates have been calling for an Advance Pesticide Notification or “warning” system for years. (aka-Notice of Intent to spray NOI). Communities need to close windows and bring children indoors if pesticides are being sprayed. They can drift for miles and […]

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I recently steeled myself to take a good look at the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Prepared by hundreds of volunteer scientists from around the world, its findings are dire. Our world is on track to exceed Paris Agreement limits, ensuring a rising toll on human life and wildlife. We still have time […]

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