USDA May Allow Genetically Modified Trees to Be Released Into the Wild

By Anne Petermann :truthout – excerpt –This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Author’s note: Following the initial publication of this article, Reuters reported that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on April 21 between the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI) … More USDA May Allow Genetically Modified Trees to Be Released Into the Wild

Politics 11 hours ago Kushner Companies Violated Multiple Laws in Massive Tenant Dispute, Judge Rules

By Alec McGillis : motherjones – excerpt (This story was originally published by ProPublica) The Kushner-owned management company charged “deceptive” fees to thousands of tenants… This story was originally published by ProPublica It’s been six years since Dionne Mont first saw her apartment at Fontana Village, a rental housing complex just east of Baltimore. She … More Politics 11 hours ago Kushner Companies Violated Multiple Laws in Massive Tenant Dispute, Judge Rules

‘My constituents are scared’: Some lawmakers call for ongoing wildfire prevention funding

By Ashley Zavala : kron4 – excerpt (video) SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – As the wind picks up and fire truck sirens blare outside the state capitol, some state lawmakers are hoping this is a wake-up call to the legislature. “I can tell you my constituents are scared,” said Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher. “I think … More ‘My constituents are scared’: Some lawmakers call for ongoing wildfire prevention funding

Redding Costco opponents taking fight to court

https://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2020/09/03/redding-costco-opponents-taking-fight-court/5706782002/ Redding Costco opponents taking fight to court By David Benda: redding – excerpt Costco Warehouse’s controversial plan to relocate its store in Redding is facing another obstacle. Opponents have notified the city they are moving forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project’s approval under the California Environmental Quality Act. The notice of commencement … More Redding Costco opponents taking fight to court

Potential Gas Shortage Could Ruin Your Summer Plans — Here’s What You Should Know

By Rachel DeSantis : yahoo – excerpt Americans looking to take road trips this summer should possibly reconsider their plans because experts say the U.S. may soon face a gas shortage. While there remains plenty of gas to go around, the issue lies in a lack of drivers to actually get the fuel from refineries … More Potential Gas Shortage Could Ruin Your Summer Plans — Here’s What You Should Know

San Jose Mayor to Testify Before California Assembly Natural Resources Committee on SB7

San Jose – excerpt Bill will pave way for development projects vital to community delayed by COVID-19 SAN JOSÉ, CA — This afternoon, Mayor Sam Liccardo will be a lead witness at the California State Assembly Committee of Natural Resources, in support of  SB7. The bill extends AB900 for five years, which streamlines the California Environmental Quality Act … More San Jose Mayor to Testify Before California Assembly Natural Resources Committee on SB7

Oakland: Why the city may shut down this unusual housing solution

By Marisa Kendall, The Mercury Times :fltimes – excerpt OAKLAND, Calif. — Behind a tall, purple fence on a vacant lot in West Oakland, Adam Garrett-Clark is running a housing experiment. About a half-dozen people who don’t want to or can’t afford a traditional apartment live here instead, in trailers and RVs outfitted with solar … More Oakland: Why the city may shut down this unusual housing solution

Keep local control for Marin housing projects

Comments by Guy Meyer : marinij – excerpt Is it too late to rescue California and our country in order to rekindle a memory of American ideals? On what basis have we stripped local jurisdictions of much of their discretion, power and authority to review and approve residential housing projects? We are American citizens born … More Keep local control for Marin housing projects

Drought-hit California moves to halt Nestlé from taking millions of gallons of water

By Maanvi Singh : theguardian – excerpt Nestlé, accused of taking millions more gallons than it is entitled to, receives draft cease-and-desist order from state officials California water officials have moved to stop Nestlé from siphoning millions of gallons of water out of California’s San Bernardino forest, which it bottles and sells as Arrowhead brand … More Drought-hit California moves to halt Nestlé from taking millions of gallons of water