A Fracking Good Letter

Fracking Campaign

Walter Brasch: Nevertheless, the industry is digging in and defending not only its destruction of the environment and public health, but to recapture “fracking”— with a “k”—as good and pure.

Meet the Resnicks: The Koch Brothers of California Water

No On Prop 1

Dan Bacher: Want to have some fun and challenge corporate agribusiness at the same time? Then attend a mock reception outside the home of famous (infamous) Delta water diverters, Stewart and Lynda Resnick, hosted by the No on Proposition 1 campaign.

Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

Fracking Poisons

Walter Brasch: The EPA identified about 1,000 chemicals that the oil and gas industry uses in fracking operations, most of them carcinogens at the strengths they shove into the earth.

Climate Crisis Connects Us, Climate Justice Requires Unity

Climate Justice Requires Unity

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: What do rigged corporate trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Treaty, an international climate agreement to be signed in 2015, have in common? They are both tools being pushed by the power elite to rip away our hopes for democracy and to commodify all things to monetize them for profit.

Big Frackin’ Deal: The Money

Fracking Cleanup Costs

John MacMurray: In the United States, according to economists and geologists, we have mostly seen Peak Oil. Any petroleum we get from here on will require drilling deeper, and fracking.

Big Frackin’ Deal: The Politics

Politics of Fracking

John MacMurray: Although there are laws and regulations, both state and Federal, concerning fracking, the oil and gas industry has succeeded in having a myriad of exemptions, which have largely de-fanged the laws.

Big Frackin’ Deal: The Mechanics of Fracking

Mechanics of Fracking

John MacMurray: To get a picture of what this blast of water does to the rock below, try this: put a brick on the sidewalk. Hit the brick with a large hammer. Notice all the broken pieces and shards. That’s what fracking does.

Will Mike Gatto Fail Us on the Plastic Bag Ban?

California Plastic Bag Ban

Richard Corral: But the pressure from plastic bag-makers that make money from pollution isn’t only from inside Sacramento. The far-right policy kingpin Grover Norquist has weighed in with Mike Gatto from Washington, D.C.

People and Planet Before Profits

Defeat TPP TAFTA

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: We are poised to stop these attempts to rig the international economy in favor of multinational corporations and move to a new model of trade that respects the rights of people and nature, but it will take a coordinated effort.

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