According to a joint press release from a group of U.S. Representatives, dated Feb. 29, 2012: Today, a leading group of U.S. Representatives who support the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta voted against the passage of H.R. 1837, the so-called Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act. As written, the legislation would divert additional water from the…

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According to a press release from Congressman Mike Thompson’s Office, dated Feb. 16, 2012: Representatives Mike Thompson (CA-1) and Lynn Woolsey (CA-6) today introduced an amendment to ban drilling on of California’s North Coast. H.R. 3408, the Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act would automatically open…

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Beginning with the revolutionary waive of demonstrations and protests in the Middle East, dubbed the Arab Spring,  (click here to see an interactive timeline of the Arab Spring Protests from the Guardian On-line) and Anti-austerity Protests world wide, "Occupy" Movements are popping up all over the globe like mushrooms after a rain. In the U.S. the…

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According to a joint press release from the Offices of several Congressional represetatives, dated Nov. 4, 2011:  Last week, the Department of the Interior announced a brief window for public comment on a controversial Memorandum of Agreement relating to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).  This period for public comment followed the ongoing efforts of…

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 The current question within the movement is: will it strengthen the movement to broaden out the protests to include other progressive causes like protection of the environment and civil rights, or will that serve to dilute the movement by taking the focus off of the broad-base appeal issues of unemployment and disparity of wealth? Two on-line articles serve to…

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