At age 77, South Bay Democratic State Senator Byron Sher is finally leaving Sacramento, forced out by term limits. Sher has been a part of every major piece of environmental legislation since he entered the Assembly in 1980.
As global fish populations hover around ten percent of historic numbers, consumer demand for premium fish products continues to rise.
Residents of Mesa Verde, a small town 60 miles north of Mexico, recently won official recognition of their protest against the second power plant in their community.
• Average US daily petroleum consumption for 2002: 19.636 million barrels (1 barrel = 42 US gallons)
• Average 2002 daily petroleum consumption for France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and 14 other European countries, combined: 15.083 million barrels
• Proven world crude oil reserves as of December, 2001: 1.074 trillion barrels… Read more »
In April, the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) requested a stay to prevent logging operations that may damage watersheds in Freshwater Creek and other northern California forests.