Carole Bartolotto: While I can’t speak for the entire movement, I can say that the lack of research in humans and troubling findings in some animal studies is enough to make me question the safety and necessity of GMOs.
Brenna Norton: The tunnels would deliver more water to California’s biggest corporate agribusinesses and oil companies in the Central Valley, while southern California taxpayers and ratepayers would get most of the bill and no new water.
Lauren Windsor: Environmental activists in LA gathered on May 30 to launch Californians Against Fracking and to deliver a petition with over a 100,000 signatures for banning fracking to Gov. Jerry Brown.
Walter Brasch: Fracking — the process the oil and gas industry uses to extract fossil fuel as much as two miles below the ground—may directly impact the nation’s water supply, reduce water-based recreational and sports activity, and lead to an increase in the cost of food.
Dan Bacher: State legislators first weakened and then voted down this bill, which would have placed a moratorium on the controversial method of oil and gas extraction – even as a new poll shows few Californians support fracking!
Catherine Wolfram: Consumers are likely purchasing both too many gas guzzlers and too many super-efficient plug-in hybrids, and avoiding vehicles with mid-range MPG ratings more than they would if they weren’t under the MPG Illusion.
Tom Hayden: While Obama is seeking a geopolitical pivot to project US power toward China, Brown is seeking a different pivot through energy conservation away from the gathering threat of climate change.
Paul Gipe: As the country continues struggling with the moral dimension of its action in invading Iraq, what has become clear is the staggering cost to future Americans and the opportunities forsaken here at home.
Walter Brasch: The failure to maintain records in an easily searchable method continues to allow the DEP to withhold public information from the public by burying the requested data within piles of irrelevant documents, most of which need interpretation from scientists.
Dan Bacher: Despite intense political pressure by the oil industry, the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on April 29 approved three bills proposing to halt fracking, a controversial method of oil and natural gas extraction, in California.
Carole Bartolotto: The problem with concluding that GMOs are safe is that the argument for their safety rests solely on animal studies. These studies are offered as evidence that the debate over GMOs is over. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Mary Beth Fielder: Replacing your lawn with natives is a win-win-win-win. Restore the eco-system and bring back the native birds, bees and insects, save water, save money and create something beautiful in the process.