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California Back in Big Oil's Crosshairs as Feds Quietly OK Offshore Fracking
Business  (tags: Climate, U.S., Fracking, Offshore Drilling, California, Barack Obama, Environment, Fossil Fuels, COP21 )

Judy
- 55 days ago - commondreams.org
"This move paves the way for offshore fracking permits that were previously frozen and the dumping of toxic wastewater directly into the Pacific Ocean."
Saudi Arabia Buying Up Farmland in US Southwest
Business  (tags: US Southwest farmland, Saudi Arabia, animal feed, California, Arizona, Almarai )

Nancy
- 182 days ago - cnbc.com
Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red.
Residents Sue Over 'Negligent' Practices By Gas Company, As Pipeline Leak Goes Into Third Month
Business  (tags: California, Methane Leaks, Porter Ranch lawsuits )

Judy
- 199 days ago - thinkprogress.org
SoCalGas received a rate hike to pay for improvements, which it never implemented. The company also allegedly removed a safety valve on the well that is now leaking and did not replace it.
Gun TV: Home Shopping Channel Aims to Sell Weapons to Viewers
Business  (tags: US, gun control, California, US television, US television industry )

Judy
- 232 days ago - theguardian.com
Co-founder express doubt channel will increase gun ownership in the US, but gun control advocates voice skepticism: 'It's the last thing we need'.
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
- 336 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
- 429 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
- 438 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
- 455 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
- 638 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
- 784 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
- 888 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
- 1044 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
- 1150 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
- 1245 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
- 1246 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.
 

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