Rosemary Jenkins: The target of the program will be in areas within Los Angeles where installation of solar panels on homes and businesses is much lower than in many other parts of the District.
Dan Bacher: Trump’s comments have shown a strong embrace of the campaign by corporate agribusiness interests to pump more water from the Delta at the expense of Delta smelt and salmon populations.
Judith Lewis Mernit: Sent to ordinary processing centers, plastic bags clog up sorting screens and have to be cut out with hook knives and saws. They don’t degrade, but disintegrate, turning ocean and freshwater into a diluted chemical soup.
Stephen Frantz: You may or may not be surprised to learn that the following, mostly nationwide, “organic” brands were basically found not acceptable by Cornucopia.
Walter Moss: Even before Trump emerged as the Republican Party’s candidate for the 2016 election, that party shamed itself by its hostility to global-warming evidence.
Georgianne Nienaber: In the space of two years, Standing Rock has gone from the promise of Presidential empathy to faded pictures of an Indian child used as a Presidential prop pasted to cardboard that threatened to rip in the stiff headwinds.
Dick Platkin: LA’s City Hall is rife with proposals, some already implemented, to circumvent CEQA, even though LA has the worst traffic congestion and worst air pollution in the entire country.
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.
Dan Bacher: The Plains All American pipeline rupture in Santa Barbara County last year spilled more than 120,000 gallons of oil onto the California coast, killing hundreds of birds and marine animals in the pristine ocean waters.
RJ Burrowes: Human activity drives 200 species of life (birds, animals, fish, insects, reptiles, amphibians, plants) to extinction each day and 80% of the world’s forests and over 90% of the large fish in the ocean are already gone.
Paul Haeder: We need radical Change, and we need radical, in-your-face, dirty, real, scary, truthful documentaries, with some other style than the poor rich white guy or gal posing in their own films like Naomi Klein or any number of them.
Fracking America: Train derailments accounted for more than one million gallons of spilled crude oil last year, more than all spills in the 40 years since the federal government began collecting data.
Lauren Steiner: Despite the importance of the Hearing Board, the political machine thinks it can dole out a slot or two on the 5-member board as $50,000-a-year favors to whomever it pleases.