Environmental Health & Regulation

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…

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…

What Can We Learn from the Flint Water Crisis?

Access to clean water is a human right, but who guarantees our human rights are observed? Under the terms of a recent court settlement, it will be 2020 before the old, lead-lined and galvanized steel water pipes of all the residents of Flint, Michigan are completely replaced. For a CNN timeline of the Flint water…

CA State Water Board Website for Dutra Docs

The California State Water Resources Control Board has created a webpage dedicated to the Dutra Asphalt Plant project, where all documents related to the project received by the Board will be posted. Dutra currently has an application before the Board for a water quality certification for the project. Reads the page introduction, “This page pertains…

Dutra Told to Justify Need for Asphalt Plant, Alt Site Analysis Declared Invalid

Big news about the Dutra asphalt plant this week, as a state agency declared the company must show there is an unmet need for asphalt in the region, which Joan Cooper of Friends of Shollenberger Park and David Keller of the Petaluma River Council argue below is “a steep climb.” The folks with Save Shollenberger…

Democratic Party Platform Calls for End to Mountaintop Removal Mining

h/t to Ken Ward Jr. of Coal Tattoo (and a reporter for the WV Gazette) for the heads-up, pointing us to an encouraging Democratic Party platform plank we’d not yet heard about – the end of mountaintop mining removal.

Read the Alliance for Appalachia’s press release on the subject below or download here: DNC Platform Calls for Just Transition and End

DNC Platform Calls for Just Transition and End