Dear CEQA Works supporters,  Thank you so much for signing this joint letter to the legislature. A total of 109 groups signed on, representing a wide variety of environmental justice, land use and conservation organizations from all over the state. We shared the letter with members of the legislature yesterday, and we encourage you to share […]

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For decades, scientists have sought more effective ways to calculate the amount of carbon stored in forests, grasslands and mangroves. Then, in 2018, NASA started a mission called the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (or GEDI, pronounced like the order of knights in “Star Wars”) that deployed a sensor in space with the power to make […]

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An international team of scientists led by Oregon State University researchers has used a novel 500-year dataset to frame a “restorative” pathway through which humanity can avoid the worst ecological and social outcomes of climate change. In addition to charting a possible new course for society, the researchers say their “paradigm shifting” plan can support […]

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Despite your best efforts, that polystyrene foam cup your coffee came in will most likely be part of the 97% of polystyrene that never gets recycled.1 Instead, it’ll end up in a landfill or worse — the environment — where it’ll break down into smaller and smaller pieces of plastic that may eventually harm a […]

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With your support, our legal team—12 attorneys, 49 pro bono counsel, and 39 experts—represented 169 children in four countries. We did so powered by the individuals and foundations who believe that young people deserve to be happy and safe, today and in the future. Let’s look back at what our community made possible this year. 

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This spring, we were shocked to learn that PFAS “Forever Chemicals” and toxic microplastics could be lurking in our organic apples, carrots, and other fruits and vegetables. In a more recent pilot study, researchers found higher levels of PFAS in organic kale than conventional kale sold at Publix, Stop & Shop, Whole Foods Market, and Weis grocery […]

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The Press Democrat has a penchant for publishing editorials that are anti-CEQA. The not well researched penchant delivers to the public not well founded discourse on the of CEQA – purpose, use, beneficiaries and outcomes. In this case, the author of this op ed has skin in the game. Mr. Elmendorf is a developer as […]

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The wood products industry is massively undercounting its impact on the climate, a new study has found. Through its production of paper, pulp, pellets and lumber, the industry releases at least 3.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year, according to a study published last week in Nature. That is a large number in its own right: more than […]

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TSCA Status Hearing This Monday REMINDER: the next status hearing for our federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the harm to the developing brain caused by fluoridation is scheduled for 9 a.m. (U.S. Pacific time) on Monday, December 4th.  Watch the hearing live on Zoom:https://cand-uscourts.zoomgov.com/j/1619911861?pwd=TjVma1lnMlJlNHR3ZE9QMkFjNkFndz09Webinar ID: 161 991 1861Password: 912881 Please note that our status hearing has been scheduled alongside […]

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Dear Friends: The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) applauds the utilities staff and decision makers of Branson, Missouri–as well as the local residents who spoke up–for taking action to protect the community and public employees from the serious risks posed by the practice of water fluoridation.  On November 14th, the Branson Board of Alderman voted unanimously to repeal their municipal ordinance […]

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The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board or Board) has posted a revised notice of availability and opportunity for public comment, hearing, and staff workshops on the draft Staff Report in support of possible Sacramento River and Delta updates to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta Plan) to its […]

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You are receiving this email because you have signed up on the North Coast Water Board’s email distribution list to receive regular updates on the Gualala River Watershed Sediment Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) project.  This is the first in a series of quarterly information updates that will be sent throughout the development of this […]

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In the wake of the Paris climate agreement, developing countries find themselves in need of analysts capable of monitoring their emissions. It’s a complex task, but organizations are stepping in with online courses to train these new green accountants. By Nicola Jones • March 8, 2016 Michael Gillenwater is so tired he is mixing up his words, worn […]

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What is source water protection? It’s putting the best solutions for keeping our water clean and healthy into practice. Bottom line: if your goal is clean water, it’s better by far to prevent pollution from happening in the first place than it is to clean it up after the fact. We’re leading the charge. Join us to […]

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The PressDemocrat has a penchant for publishing editorials that are anti-CEQA. The not well researched penchant delivers to the public not well founded discourse on the of CEQA – purpose, use, beneficiaries and outcomes. In this case, the author of this op ed has skin in the game. Mr. Elmendorf is a developer as well […]

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Logs are stacked at a lumber mill surrounded by recently charred and deforested fields near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, Sept. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) The wood products industry is massively undercounting its impact on the climate, a new study has found. Through its production of paper, pulp, pellets and lumber, the industry releases at […]

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This is the pollutant made famous by the film, “Erin Brockovich”, PG&E’s contamination of drinking water in the California town of Hinkley. Submit comments for the Hexavalent Chromium MCL and Draft Environmental Impact Report by August 18, 2023 Learn more to submit comments. On August 2nd, the State Water Board held a hearing under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) on […]

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By: Paige Bennett June 7, 2023 Even with dramatic shifts in emissions, summer sea ice in the Arctic is doomed. A new analysis has found that even greatly and swiftly reducing greenhouse gas emissions will not prevent the disappearance of sea ice in September over the coming decades. Researchers predict the first summer without Arctic sea […]

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I’m curious…have you visited the California Water Library (CWL) yet this year? If not, you may not know how much we have grown the collection and you probably haven’t seen its new look!  CWL is one of Maven’s Notebook’s most ambitious projects!  This open-access, online library provides the State’s most comprehensive curation of published information about our most […]

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Hello Forest and River lovers. The Governor, Ag interests, Forest Industry interests, Industry, etc – want CEQA reformed. The legislature has tasked the Little Hoover Commission review and assessment on how CEQA can, and should, be “fixed”. Without CEQA – you have no access, credibility, or ability to participate in the decision making process – […]

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Hello Forest and River lovers. The Governor, Ag interests, Forest Industry interests, Industry, etc – want CEQA reformed. The legislature has tasked the Little Hoover Commission review and assessment on how CEQA can, and should, be “fixed”. Without CEQA – you have no access, credibility, or ability to participate in the decision making process – […]

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Dear friends,We’re writing today with the giant news you’ve been waiting for: THE 21 JULIANA YOUTH HAVE PREVAILED AGAIN, AND WILL FINALLY HAVE THEIR EVIDENCE HEARD AT TRIAL! Our collective endurance and perseverance has paid off. Today, almost eight years since Juliana v. U.S. was first filed in 2015, Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court ruled that the Juliana case will proceed and the 21 […]

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Hi friends, Yesterday was the first day of historic trial in Held v. State of Montana! In Helena, people from around the state lined the sidewalks to wave signs and cheer on the youth plaintiffs as they entered the courtroom. Supporters then packed the courtroom and a nearby overflow space, while over 400 supporters around the […]

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BY IAN JAMESSTAFF WRITER MAY 27, 2023 5 AM PT The state auditor has issued a report strongly criticizing the California Department of Water Resources, saying the agency has overestimated the state’s water supply during drought and continues relying on forecasts that don’t adequately factor in the effects of climate change. The report by State Auditor Grant Parks […]

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The Sky is Frying by Jeffrey St. Clair As I sat down to write this on Thursday afternoon, more than 100 million Americans were sweltering under extreme heat warnings and that didn’t include the Pacific Northwest, where the vents of the blast furnace are slated to open on Monday sparking temperatures in the 100s for […]

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