Thursday, September 13, 2018

20,000 Dirty-drilling permits issued by Brown administration in California

There is nothing in the Paris Agreement about leaving fossil fuels in the ground. In fact, the words “fossil fuels” do not appear in the Paris Agreement.
Under Brown’s governorship, California has seen a huge expansion in oil drilling. Journalist Dan Bacher notes that,
Oil produced in California is some of the dirtiest and most climate-damaging crude oil in the world, yet there are currently no plans to ramp down extraction. In fact, during the Brown administration, more than 20,000 permits for new drilling have been issued.
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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Transport now biggest co2 emitter in US

deathbycar California aspires to obtain all its electricity from renewable sources, 27 years hence. The great fly in the ointment? As always, corporate capitalism’s lifeblood commodity, the private automobile.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

US chose cars, now it cannot afford them #autosprawl #meltdown

mercurynews.com Earlier this summer, a section of roadway on Interstate 5 near downtown Sacramento crumbled away, causing multiple collisions, vehicle damage and flat tires, closing the highway and snarling the morning commute.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cars will choke Silicon Valley

Opinion: Forget cars, even self-driving; mass transit needed: "Yet we have virtually no more dirt to pave at key choke points to handle the gridlock challenges on the core freeways and feeders."

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wildfire Season Is Scorching the West

Climate Central: "The West is ablaze as the summer wildfire season has gotten off to an intense start. More than 37,000 fires have burned more than 5.2 million acres nationally since the beginning of the year, with 47 large fires burning across nine states as of Friday."

Monday, July 10, 2017

Thousands of cows die in California heat wave

LA Times : "“Cow mortality, that happens every day,” Tom Tucker, the county assistant agricultural commissioner, told the newspaper. “It’s the heat that has made it worse. It hasn’t stopped. We are losing our cows, and it is at an extreme.”"

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Modesto Students Can Now Ride Transit for Free

Streetsblog California: "Modesto Junior College (MJC) is joining a growing list of institutions that are partnering with transit to ease the financial burden of getting an education. As of July 1, all MJC students can ride city and county transit systems for free."