Do Your Part for Our Bay, Coastal Cleanup Day is 9/21/13

Do Your Part for Our Bay, Coastal Cleanup Day is 9/21/13

The annual Coastal Cleanup day is a worldwide event to protect our waterways and marine wildlife from pollution. Most of the litter in our waterways is lightweight plastic – caps, bottles and bags make up three of the top five most commonly found objects on past clean up days. Plastic bags and other lightweight plastic… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Tomorrow: Dump Your Drugs the Right Way

Tomorrow: Dump Your Drugs the Right Way

From State Senator Loni Hancock:
On Saturday, October 29th, cities across the nation will be participating in the National Prescription Take Back Day. On that day, the Drug Enforcement Agency will be working with local police departments and other agencies to assist in hosting drug drop-off locations, where people can safely dispose their unused, unwanted … Read more »