Petaluma

End Corporate Sponsored Environmental Racism in Petaluma – Shame on Safeway! Fossil Fuels Need to Remain in the Ground

It remains a shock to many of us that it is still possible to build a new gasoline station in 2019, when we really should have already stopped burning the stuff if we wish for humanity and other living creatures to survive on Planet Earth. That we would allow one to be constructed across the…

Time to Phase Out Fossil Fuels and Build the Green Economy

In news that was generally overlooked amidst the 24/7 coverage of President Trump’s government shutdown, over 600 environmental groups published an open letter on January 10 called on the 116th Congress for “visionary and affirmative legislation action” to address the looming climate emergency now. The organizers of the letter, Friends of the Earth (FOE), called for…

First Thing on Petaluma’s Agenda: Respond to the Climate Emergency – Mayor Barrett

The Drawdown Downtown at Petaluma’s Bank Hub – Join the Local Response to the Climate Emergency, February 13 at the Bank Hub It requires some effort to miss the bad news about human-induced climate emergency we face completely. Whether it’s roads melting and “biblical-scale” mass animal deaths in the latest Australian heat wave; the news that the…

Fear & Loathing, but Questionable Dynamic Foresight on the Petaluma Campaign Trail, 2018

Though we were unable to spend much time covering the 2018 Petaluma election campaign, we do feel obliged to touch upon it briefly before moving on to the 2020 electoral cycle already underway. It was, after all, the end of a significant era in Petaluma politics and culture, and the birth of an exciting new…

Petaluma Grapples with Growth: The Revolt Against Suburban Sprawl – from the L.A. Times Archives, 1988

Here’s an interesting news item on Petaluma history from the L.A. Times archives, published thirty years ago, in April of 1988. Prior to initiating controls on its growth with a one-year moratorium on new housing starts in 1971, Petaluma city officials projected its population would be 60,000 by 1988, according to the Times’s Jeffrey Perlman,…

Safeway Gas Project’s BAAQMD Permit ‘No Longer Complies with Current Law’ – Sierra Club

The Sonoma County chapter of the Sierra Club last week mailed a letter to the Petaluma City Council that suggested the Safeway gas station project on its September 17 agenda should, at a minimum, be delayed so that a formal Environmental Impact Report could be developed due to the possible invalidity of its 2013 Bay Area Air Quality Management District permit under current law. Visit Oppose Petaluma Safeway Gas for more information on this project.

Take the Gas or Else – If Corporations are People, What Manner of Citizen is Petaluma Safeway?

Corporation repeatedly threatens litigation to compel the City of Petaluma to permit construction of a glaring environmental injustice next to a preschool for the purpose of corporate profit City Council on the verge of approving an exclusive gift to Safeway and its corporate parent, Cerberus Capital Management Bauer and Wolpert stand up for the Petaluma…

That Incredible Stand-Up Guy, John Brennan – Architect of U.S. Drone Warfare Program, the Best Terrorist Incubator Yet Created

Brennan was the architect of one of ‘the most highly unlawful and immoral practices the United States has ever undertaken’ – the U.S. policy of targeted assassination by drone Freedom of the Press Foundation executive director Trevor Timm wrote in The Guardian that Brennan was “a defender of torture, the architect of America’s drone program and…