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The Metropolitan Water District's board today approved a multimillion dollar campaign to promote awareness of the state's drought emergency and encourage water conservation.
The fight over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has generated a lot of debate.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today will tour the federal C.W. "Bill" Jones Pumping Plant in Byron that exports Delta water to corporate agribusiness interests and oil companies - and Restore the Delta representatives will be on hand to protest Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels.
The governor discussed the case with regulators at the Department of Toxic Substances Control , which revealed that testing of soil at 39 area homes showed unacceptably high levels of lead.
The California Democratic Party's convention in Los Angeles just wrapped up. It was a great gathering as usual, with activists up and down the state getting energized to expand and defend the Congressional map, as well as retain and make gains in the statehouse.
When Jerry Brown signed legislation giving California's public employees collective bargaining rights during his first governorship, he – wittingly or otherwise – began a major political shift.
Gov. Jerry Brown leaves the stage after addressing the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, where fracking opponents heckled the governor throughout his speech.
AB800 passed the Assembly on Monday over opposition by Republicans. They objected to a provision that gives the state Fair Political Practices Commission the authority to audit campaign funds before elections.
The two votes represented a strong rebuke to Governor Jerry Brown, who opposes cannabis legalization and signed a bill into law last year that promises to greatly expand fracking in California.
Recent rains have brought wet relief to parched sections of California, a state Gov. Jerry Brown declared to be in a drought emergency in January.
Water from the Mediterranean Sea rushes through pipes en route to being desalinated, for use across Israel While the major snowstorms in parts of the US and Europe this winter have gotten a lot of the headlines, a much bigger story is the ongoing drought in many parts of the world, including parts of the United States, Asia, Australia, and ... (more)
These are strange times for Gov. Jerry Brown. In an era of term limits, he's favored to win his fourth election to the state's highest office.
California Democrats adopted a platform on Sunday calling for an inflation-adjusted minimum wage and an end to solitary confinement in prisons as part of a strongly progressive agenda in a state where the party has gained dominance by moving to the political center.
Governor Brown was swarmed by fractivists yesterday at the CA Dem Convention in Los Angeles as he spoke about climate change after declaring drought recently, flaring the passions of fractivists who believed the opening up of the state for shale fracking would indeed exacerbate climate change and drought as opposed to at least committing to a plan ... (more)
CREDO Action is helping put together another big anti-fracking event on March 15th to put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown : California's drought is the worst in recorded history -- and, despite the recent rain, it's expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.