California Fracking Ban Bills Move Forward

California Fracking Ban Bills Move Forward
The Natural Resources Committee of the California Assembly voted yesterday to move forward three bills that would place restrictions on fracking. The yes votes came from the five Democrats sitting on the committee. Nancy Skinner (serving the East Bay in the 15th District), Mark Stone (serving Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties in the 29th District),… Read more »

Take Action to Ban Fracking: Tell Nancy Skinner to Support AB 1301 in Key Vote on Monday

Take Action to Ban Fracking: Tell Nancy Skinner to Support AB 1301 in Key Vote on Monday
Several fracking bills are making their way through California’s legislative process, but the one to support is AB 1301 (Bloom). This bill would place a moratorium on fracking and offers the strongest protection for our water, climate and health. AB 1301 is up for a vote before the Natural Resources Committee this Monday, April 29th.… Read more »

Berkeley Earth Days: Cultivating an Environmentally Just Future

Berkeley Earth Days: Cultivating an Environmentally Just Future
What kinds of ecological connections inspire you? Some people seek refuge from cities in remote, rural places, while others flourish when they connect to nature alongside other people. Earth Day is a celebration that affirms our ties to plant and animal communities, but also to one another. By keeping social and environmental justice a central… Read more »

Berkeley Earth Days 2013: Educate • Inspire • Act, 4/13 – 4/22/13

Berkeley Earth Days 2013: Educate • Inspire • Act, 4/13 - 4/22/13
Berkeley Earth Days will be a city-wide celebration happening April 13 – 22 with a focus on community, fun, learning, and action. A rich bounty of Earth Day events are being planned by a wide array of organizations throughout the city, all tied to the theme “Educate • Inspire • Act.” Read on for more… 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 »