Thank You, John Podesta

Advisor John Podesta

Tom Hayden: Top presidential aide, John Podesta, slipped off to Beijing last month to secretly negotiate the US-China climate agreement announced this week. One might say, borrowing from Naomi Klein, that “this changes everything.” Podesta simply notes, “It’s a big deal.”

Link Arms: We Are All Connected

Government Agency Blockaded

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: For five days in a row this week a federal agency was blockaded by protesters, delaying workers, sending a strong message of demands and resulting in scores of arrests. Did you hear one word about it on mainstream media?

Global Warming Truths

Global Warming Truths

Steve Hochstadt: If we can’t trust our scientists, then what do we do when the next crisis arrives? Whom should we trust when our lives are on the line in the case of an Ebola epidemic?

California’s Proposition 1 Won’t Make It Rain

No on Proposition 1

Ankur Patel: Rather than prioritize sustainable water solutions, this wrong-headed bond package kowtows to a political system beholden to large financial interests that prioritize short-term profits subsidized by taxpayers.

Profiting From Pollution

Profiting From Pollution

Elizabeth Nussbaumer: Offsets and the added profit from repurposed pollution perpetuate and further engrain the trend of polluting with impunity by using energy sources that only take us backwards in our need to address growing pollution debts.

California Cap and Trade Results

California Carbon Offsets

Elizabeth Nussbaumer: We need to invest in truly renewable, sustainable energy; stop pretending switching from coal to natural gas will protect the climate; and regulate fossil fuels to keep carbon in the ground and out of the air.

Dumping of Wastewater into Aquifers

Dumping Wastewater into Aquifers

Dan Bacher: “The fact that high concentrations are showing up in multiple water wells close to wastewater injection sites raises major concerns about the health and safety of nearby residents.”

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.