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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To All, Your Representative and Senators need to hear from you today. Congress is debating a critical bill that would make historic investments in our water, the fight against climate change, and our social safety net. The provisions in this bill are far reaching and will impact all of us. We can’t miss this opportunity. […]

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Tiffany Duong Aug. 26 Rock climber Alex Honnold joins Ando in advocating for sustainable banking. Ando World-renowned rock climber Alex Honnold, famous for his free ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan’s 3,000-foot sheer rock face in Free Solo, has found his next “mountainous” challenge: the climate crisis. The athlete, who is a life-long environmentalist, has partnered […]

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Friends and Supporters, In a damning new expose, James Gustave Speth – former Chair of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality during the Carter Administration and an expert witness in Juliana v. U.S. – proves that presidential administrations from Carter to Trump possessed conclusive data on the apocalyptic approach of a climate crisis caused by […]

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BY MICHAEL E. MANN AUGUST 6, 2021 9:15 AM EDTMichael E. Mann is distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He is author of the recently released book, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet. The bipartisan infrastructure package being negotiated […]

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A Montana judge ruled that the constitutional climate lawsuit brought by 16 Montana youth must proceed to trial on the young people’s claims that the Montana government is unconstitutionally contributing to the climate crisis! This historic decision by District Court Judge Kathy Seeley means that the youth plaintiffs in Held v. State of Montana will […]

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Your Tires Are Killing Salmon by Peter Corn on December 7, 2020 “Car lovers are regularly faced with the fact that fossil fuels are bad for the environment. Certain states have implemented emissions regulations to help mitigate this problem, but we just have to deal with it one way or another. Luckily the advent of […]

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XR Earth Fast: It’s Now or Never! 28 AUGUST | Global On 28th August 2021, XR Earth Fast will start in camps around the world. Rebels will be fasting for different lengths of time – from a couple of days to indefinite fasts until our demands are met – inspired by the Tibetan Hunger Strike […]

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Make Your Voice Heard Before COP26! Letters to the Earth are gathering your messages for a better future. Download letter writing toolkits to take to your schools and communities, filled with creative prompts, nature connection activities and educational materials. The campaign will bring your messages to life and share them with people around the world. […]

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To All, Please advocate for the Southern California Steelhead to be listed as an endangered species. There is a letter below that was sent that you can model after or do your own. Write to the California Fish & Wildlife at: Jonathan.nelson@wildlife.ca.gov As a stream restoration volunteer, the listing of this species as endangered of […]

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David Knowles·Senior EditorJune 23, 2021 A draft report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that unless drastic and immediate action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperatures from rising further, life on earth is poised for a catastrophic reckoning.  The 4,000-page draft, a copy of which was […]

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