Jack Eidt: The California Coastal Commission has lost the trust of the public because of multiple Coastal-Act-violating decisions that turned out to be influenced by off-the-record lobbyist meetings. Now a bill to ban those very communications has stalled for shady reasons.
Jack Eidt: In addition to people in the streets, we need governmental agencies to enforce regulations, to stop the polluting fossil fuel production, and to encourage an economy powered by clean, renewable energy. Fossil Fuels
Jack Eidt: We must find cleaner, safer alternatives to these ecosystem-fouling, climate-disrupting extreme fossil fuels like tar sands and fracked oil shale.
Jack Eidt: Though the Rim Fire of 2013 was the third largest conflagration in California’s history, it has improved the ecological health of the forest, while the majority of the iconic landscapes of Yosemite National Park remain unscathed. However, a salvage logging plan now under review by the US Forest Service does put in danger the regenerating effects of the fire.
Jack Eidt: Residents from across Los Angeles will gather in the Port of Los Angeles as part of the National Day of Action Against the Keystone XL Pipeline starting with a community workshop at 10:00 a.m.
Great March for Climate Action: Saturday, March 1, the SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 will rally at a Port of Los Angeles oil refinery.
Climate Action March: Thousands are expected to march after a 9:00 a.m. rally at the Great Lawn at Wilmington Waterfront Park.
Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone — Today, activists will participate in protest vigils in seven cities across Southern California.
Banana Coast –Mega-tourism “development” projects are destroying Afro-Caribbean Garífuna communities .
Jack Eidt: Valero Energy seeks permits for large-scale shipments of low-quality tar sands oil via rail into their Port of Los Angeles refinery, without any public comment or disclosure.
Jack Eidt: With the case of Songdo International Business District, South Korea, the move toward smart eco-cities implies either living together in harmony, and/or a new series of technologies marketed under the “eco” banner.
Jack Eidt: The Baja California peninsula, despite rampant growth in tourism, retains the spirit of primordial “earthly paradise” of California, stumbled upon by the gold-fevered Spaniards almost 500 years ago.
Jack Eidt: This Earth Day 2013, world ecosystems face imminent danger from humanity’s ecological overreach and climate change. Building on the original 1970 theme of a national teach-in, promoting awareness of the acute problems, posing solutions to advance environmental sustainability, and building a movement to work toward its implementation.