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California Oilfield Operators Refuse To Report Water Usage, In Violation Of The Law
Business  (tags: DOGGR, Division of Oil Gas and Geothermal Resou, oil, water, water pollution, Injection Wells, california, oilfield wastewater )

Judy
- 12 days ago - desmogblog.com
How much water does California's oil and gas industry actually use? We still don't know. More than 100 companies refuse to comply with the water reporting requirements.
Sign the Pledge: Don't Drink Nestle Water Brands
Business  (tags: Nestle, water, drought, California, boycott, pledge )

Kathryn
- 105 days ago - dailykos.com
At a time when California faces one of the worst droughts on record, Nestle is bottling water out of California's springs, aquifers and national forests to sell for profit. Sign the pledge to boycott Nestle brands.
Walmart Makes Over $600 for Every $1 They Spend on Drought-Stricken California Water, and ItâEUR(TM)s Legal
Business  (tags: Americans, Walmart, California, drought, ethics, dishonesty, consumers, corporate, abuse, economy, environment, money, news, society, humans, government )

Carrie
- 114 days ago - rawstory.com
According to a report by CBS,Sacramento, retailing giant Walmart is purchasing cheap water from the Sacramento water district in drought-stricken Calif. for less than a penny per gallon, and then selling it to consumers for slightly less than a dollar.
There Is a Place That Is Nearly Perfect for Growing Food - It Is Not California
Business  (tags: farms, drought, California, southeast, broccoli, growing food )

Dandelion
- 131 days ago - motherjones.com
Not only is California gripped in its worst drought in at least 1,200 years, but climate models and the fossil record suggest that its 21st century precipitation levels could be significantly lower than the 20th century norm.
California Company Imported Indian Workers, Paid Them $1.21 An Hour
Business  (tags: business, money, greed, exploitation, California, Electronics for Imaging, shameful )

Robert
- 314 days ago - latimes.com
Eight workers from India were paid as little as $1.21 an hour by a tech company in Fremont, Calif., over several months in late 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, as reported by the Associated Press.
California Minimum Wage; Help Us Increase It to $13 / Hour
Business  (tags: minimum-wage, labor, California, health, families )

Demo
- 460 days ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
The California Senate has approved a measure to raise the minimum wage in the state to about one half of what it would be if it had been tied to inflation at inception, yet still about double the current federal rate; $13 / hour by 2017. Sign and help us!
World's Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens For Business
Business  (tags: Solar Power, solar energy, solar industry, clean energy, California, google )

Stefanie
- 565 days ago - ecowatch.com
Ivanpah will generate 392 megawatts for the California grid--enough to power 140,000 homes in the state.
Despite Big Bank Threats, City Approves 'Eminent Domain for the People'
Business  (tags: Richmond, California, City Council, 'eminent domain' laws, 'underwater mortgages', Green Party Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, fight with Big Banks, dmaging mortgage loan policies )

Judy
- 720 days ago - commondreams.org
Richmond, Calif. approves measure to seize 'underwater homes' in order to write-down mortgages and save homeowners.
Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty in Hazardous Waste Case
Business  (tags: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., guilty plea, illegal dumping, California, Missouri, fertilizers, pesticides, hazardous products, $81.6 million fine, 10-yr. investigation, 32 environmental groups, 20 prosecutors )

Judy
- 826 days ago - chron.com
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged...
California Braces for Black Gold Rush
Business  (tags: Bureau of Land Management, California, Environmentalists, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Monterey Shale, Oil, Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA )

Judy
- 921 days ago - mining.com
Experts believe the Monterey Shale could turn CA into the US's top oil-producing state, yielding riches like smaller deposits have in ND and TX. Companies are quietly buying up mineral rights, and drilling holes in the ground northwest of Bakersfield.
Defend Walmart Warehouse Workers | TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: Walmart, Chino, California, warehouse workers, lawsuit, wage theft at Walmart supplier, CEO Mike Duke, petition )

Judy
- 923 days ago - thenation.com
Use The Nation's activism tool to implore Walmart CEO Mike Duke to stand with the Walmart warehouse workers in Chino. Then head to WarehouseWorkersUnited.org and add your name to their petition.
Kern County Farmers Take on Oil Industry, California
Business  (tags: California, farmers, "unrestricted drilling ordinance", oil companies, environmental waivers, Venoco Inc., California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA exemptions, full review of environmental harm, Gov. Brown favors exemptions )

Judy
- 1004 days ago - latimes.com
California's largest oil-producing county long ago passed an 'unrestricted drilling' ordinance. But now Kern farmers are fighting environmental waivers granted by the state.
Tell Walmart to Listen to Workers on Strike and Treat Employees Fairly - TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: labor, strikes, Walmart, Pico Rivera, California, Petition )

Judy
- 1060 days ago - forcechange.com
As the nation's largest retailer, Walmart can certainly afford to pay its employees a respectable living wage and put them to work in a safe environment.
Five Ways Privatization Degrades America
Business  (tags: Atlanta, California, Chicago, Department of Education, The Illinois Public Interest Research Gr, United States )

Judy
- 1113 days ago - nationofchange.org
A grand delusion has been planted in the minds of Americans, that privately run systems are more efficient and less costly than those in the public sector.
Keep UFW Heat Bill Advancing ACTION
Business  (tags: farmers, California, work conditions, UFW, business, corruption, ethics )

Nancy
- 1204 days ago - action.ufw.org
Farm workers are dying from heat. In fact, since California issued its landmark 2005 regulations to keep farm workers from dying of extreme heat, preventable farm worker deaths are still occurring at a similar pace as before.
 

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