Native Tribes Are Taking Fire Control Into Their Own Hands

by mejs hasan : wired – excerpt Sometimes Vikki Preston is inching her way through the forest when she comes across a grove of tan oak trees that feels special. The plants are healthy, the trees are old, and their trunks are nicely spaced out on the forest floor. “You can feel that the grove … More Native Tribes Are Taking Fire Control Into Their Own Hands

Ryan Zinke takes ax to climate change narrative in push to save forests from wildfires

By Valerie Richardson : washingtontimes – excerpt CLOVIS, Calif. — Here in the town dubbed the “gateway to the Sierras,” the haze from the Ferguson Fire is fading as Yosemite National Park prepares to reopen, but the debate over how to stop wildfires from razing the state again next year continues to smolder. California’s catastrophic … More Ryan Zinke takes ax to climate change narrative in push to save forests from wildfires

Advocates seek to bar Hunters Point Shipyard contractor from radiological work

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt Environmental advocates have renewed legal efforts to revoke U.S. Navy contractor Tetra Tech’s license to handle radiological materials based on the civil engineering firm’s connection to a toxic cleanup fraud at the Hunters Point Shipyard. Last June, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice moved to bar Tetra Tech … More Advocates seek to bar Hunters Point Shipyard contractor from radiological work

Will State Climate Policy Usurp Local Land Use Control?

By Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP : lexology – excerpt Whether in CEQA or Efforts to Halt Climate Change, Will the State Wrest Control of Land Use Decisions Away From Locals?… As the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) concludes yet another round of public comment on proposed amendments to the California Environmental Quality Act’s … More Will State Climate Policy Usurp Local Land Use Control?

Cause of greenhouse gas decline, ironic

CALmatters Commentary:  By Dan Walters, CALmatters,  7/4/18   Gov. Jerry Brown hopped around Europe for two weeks last month, telling the world that to avoid a climate change Armageddon, it should emulate what California is doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As Brown was crusading in Europe, his Air Resources Board issued a report hailing California’s … More Cause of greenhouse gas decline, ironic

Navy does damage control for Pelosi, Feinstein and Lennar as it continues to claim Treasure Island and Hunters Point Shipyard are ‘safe’

by Steve Zeltzer KFPA WorkWeek Radio : sfbayview -excerpt Another $22 million down the rat hole? The U.S. Navy had its annual dog and pony show at the Treasure Island Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The previous meeting included a Tetra Tech representative and a loud confrontation, but this time … More Navy does damage control for Pelosi, Feinstein and Lennar as it continues to claim Treasure Island and Hunters Point Shipyard are ‘safe’

Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To Kids

By Dominique Mosbergen : huffingtonpost – excerpt “Hawaii is showing the Trump administration that the states will stand up for our kids, even when Washington will not.”   Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to ban the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, a widely-used chemical that’s been linked to severe developmental delays in children and … More Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To Kids