Dan Bacher: As advocates of Senate Bill 350 were celebrating the signing of the amended renewable energy bill by Governor Jerry Brown, a major appointment to a regulatory post in the Brown administration went largely unnoticed.
Robert Nelson: Pope Francis leaves little doubt about the reality of global warming and the need to act now in his book ‘Care for Our Common Home’
Scott Peer: If you want to reduce your electricity use, put your efforts into things that either use a lot of power, or use power a lot of the time.
Jack Rothman: People simply hold on to what they want to believe, despite a preponderance of contradictory factual information.
Clifford J. Tasner: One of our dreams is a California where every bit of oil under the Monterey Shale has been fracked by our companies and sold to the Chinese!
Steve Hochstadt: Republican politicians nearly all say the same thing. Don’t worry about climate change. The science is uncertain. Global warming is not happening. But if it is happening, it’s a good thing. Whatever is happening, don’t do anything about it.
Georgianne Nienaber: As a member of the white community and also someone who has worked very hard and with conviction to support treaty rights, I am concerned that much accumulated goodwill could be erased.
Rosemary Jenkins: Thousands of jobs are being lost to the drought. At least 10,000 agriculture-related jobs per year have disappeared and another 10,000 from the “spill-over” effect have occurred.
Walter Brasch: Sanctimonious critics, many of them conservative politicians, claimed that if the residents had evacuated New Orleans like they were ordered, the death toll and suffering would have been significantly less.
Steve Hochstadt: The shock to the popular imagination of the extinction of passenger pigeons and the near elimination of bison and whooping cranes turned the tide of public opinion in the early 20th century.
Dedicated to American Indian activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke, who is recovering from an accidental fall from a horse on Thursday, with a fractured pelvis. Winona suffered her injuries preparing for the Love Water Not Oil pipeline ride. She vows to be at the next meeting with her walker! We were discussing this article hours […]
Big Oil spent $266 million influencing CA politics from 2005-2014 he biggest, most explosive story in California environmental politics is the capture of the regulatory apparatus by the regulated, but you wouldn’t know it if you rely on the mainstream media for your information. While corporate agribusiness, the timber industry, insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry […]
Dan Bacher: You can expect the mainstream media and some corporate “environmental” groups to gush over Brown’s grandstanding at the Vatican with little critical analysis of the Governor’s actual environmental record.