Oil Industry Spreads Deception on Key Climate Bill, SB 350, Going to Vote in Assembly Any Day

Oil Industry Spreads Deception on Key Climate Bill, SB 350, Going to Vote in Assembly Any Day
A mailing about the “California Gas Restriction Act of 2015″ from the “California Drivers Alliance” went out across California in recent weeks. There’s just a few problems – the California Gas Restriction Act of 2015 is not the name of the proposed law, and the California Drivers Alliance is actually a project of WSPA, the… Read more »

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California

Good News? BPA Is Officially Toxic In California
One of the most widespread chemicals in our bodies, bisphenol-A or BPA, has been added to the list of reproductive toxins that require warning labels under Prop 65. The decision from California EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will mean that products containing hazardous levels of BPA will have a warning label. This… Read more »

Ten Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Frack California

Ten Reasons Why We Shouldn't Frack California
A recent piece on Grist gives an excellent overview of the background of oil extraction in our state and new fracking technology, but with the appropriate grains of salt. Check out their big reasons why the math doesn’t add up here. If you feel compelled to dig a little deeper, we’re hosting a panel, “The… Read more »

California’s TB 117: A Mandate for Carcinogens in our Homes?

California's TB 117: A Mandate for Carcinogens in our Homes?
As a recent media story from KQED, “The Political Firestorm Inside Your Sofa,” points out, California is usually seen as a state that leads on environmental issues. In the case of state law TB 117, the state seems a dangerous dinosaur, risking public health for an outdated fire safety policy. TB 117 is under scrutiny… Read more »