Environmental Health & Regulation

Help Ban Glyphosate in Petaluma

From Petaluma Grange President Tiffany Renee – This Wednesday, January 20th, the Music, Parks and Recreation Commission will be reviewing their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and seeking feedback on the use of pesticides like glyphosate (RoundUp). Glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen according to the World Health Organization. It’s time for Sonoma County and its cities…

Air Board Okays New Refinery Rules, But Does Not Block Tar Sands – East Bay Express

Jean Tepperman of the East Bay Express has the rundown on Tuesday’s Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) meeting. The BAAQMD’s web page is here, and the press release about the meeting is here or down below. You can find the meeting agenda, minutes and video here.   Air Board Okays New Refinery Rules, But…

Monsanto Tribunal To Be Held October 2016 – Press Release

Press release from the Organic Consumers Association: Global Food, Farming and Environmental Justice Groups Send Monsanto to a Tribunal for Crimes Against Human Health and the Environment in International People’s Court in The Hague PARIS, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto,…

Take Action to Stop USDA Suppression of Evidence on Neonicotinoids – Center for Food Safety

Think scientific research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is unbiased, Christopher? Think again. Last week, Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, a decorated Senior Scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), filed a whistleblower complaint accusing the federal agency of suppressing research findings that challenge the safety and efficacy of a heavily used…

WV Landowners in Path of Mountain Valley Pipeline Get Important Court Victory

From Downstream, Fall 2015, the newsletter of the Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River. by Ben Luckett, Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River Board Member As we reported in our last newsletter, FOLGR and many other groups around the state continue to oppose the two  42-inch pipelines that are proposed to carry fracked gas from…