Mon 8/26: Deadline Tonight, by 11:59 EST…The Trump administration is handing over our national forests to industry & “right-sizing” our ability to comment!

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Everybody! There are just over 36,000 comments here. Los Padres Forest Watch has made an awesome “Unique-Comment” generator which makes it easy to contribute!

(Guest column from Rebecca August of Los Padres ForestWatch with a new comment generator!) Good morning! The Trump administration is launching a bold move to undercut environmental regulations in national forests as a gift to timber companies and other special interests.

The proposed regulatory changes will effectively gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as it relates to national forests by not requiring thorough environmental analysis or consideration of public input prior to approving commercial logging, mining, oil drilling, and other projects in places like the Los Padres National Forest.

“By going to such great lengths to obstruct public input, the administration shows its hand, and how much power there is in our collective voice.” Rebecca August, Public Lands Advocate, Los Padres ForestWatch.

The administration’s proposed rule was recently published in the Federal Register and at regulations.gov. Deadline is now August 26th, 11:59 pm EST.

Comment with LPFW great new “original comment” generator here!

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Fri 8/23: This is your 3-day warning…The Trump administration is handing over our national forests to industry & “right-sizing” our ability to comment. Deadline 8/26.

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Everybody! There are just over 35,000 comments here. Blast them with comments! It’s as easy or hard as you want to make it.

(Guest column from Rebecca August of Los Padres ForestWatch with a new comment generator!) Good morning! The Trump administration is launching a bold move to undercut environmental regulations in national forests as a gift to timber companies and other special interests.

The proposed regulatory changes will effectively gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as it relates to national forests by not requiring thorough environmental analysis or consideration of public input prior to approving commercial logging, mining, oil drilling, and other projects in places like the Los Padres National Forest.

“By going to such great lengths to obstruct public input, the administration shows its hand, and how much power there is in our collective voice.” Rebecca August, Public Lands Advocate, Los Padres ForestWatch.

The administration’s proposed rule was recently published in the Federal Register and at regulations.gov. Deadline is now August 26th, 11:59 pm EST.

Comment with LPFW great new “original comment” generator here!

Or, go old school and comment here.
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Thur 8/8: The Trump administration is handing over our national forests to industry & “right-sizing” our ability to comment. Deadline 8/26.

image.png(Guest column from Rebecca August of Los Padres ForestWatch with a new comment generator!) Good morning! The Trump administration is launching a bold move to undercut environmental regulations in national forests as a gift to timber companies and other special interests.

The proposed regulatory changes will effectively gut the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as it relates to national forests by not requiring thorough environmental analysis or consideration of public input prior to approving commercial logging, mining, oil drilling, and other projects in places like the Los Padres National Forest.

“By going to such great lengths to obstruct public input, the administration shows its hand, and how much power there is in our collective voice.” Rebecca August, Public Lands Advocate, Los Padres ForestWatch.

The administration’s proposed rule was recently published in the Federal Register and at regulations.gov. Deadline is now August 26th, 11:59 pm EST.

Comment with LPFW great new “original comment” generator here!

Or, go old school and comment here.
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Tues 7/23: Join Food & Water Watch at the VC Government Center at 1:30 TODAY – No new oil wells in Oxnard!

Action – Join Food & Water Watch to fight for environmental justice today

Facebook page here.

(Food & Water Watch) “An oil company wants to drill new polluting oil wells in the Cabrillo Oilfield right next to Oxnard residents’ homes and within 2 miles of 8 schools!

Send a message to your Ventura County Supervisor urging them to deny these new oil wells: https://fwwat.ch/stop-renpet

This is a frontline community that has already been a sacrifice zone subject to heavy pollution for decades. Enough is enough! We need Ventura County Supervisors to deny these new oil wells!

Renaissance Petroleum’s proposal would add four new oil wells, an oil and gas processing facility, and a flare to burn off gas produced at the project. The production facility is being built to separate oil, water and gas for a minimum of 20 permitted oil wells, causing more air pollution and truck traffic in the area.

According to the State of California residents in this area are in the top 100 percentile for pesticide pollution, 97 percentile for impaired water and 91 percentile for pollution burden percentile.

We must fight back with all the people power we’ve got! Help demand environmental justice for Oxnard communities before the vote by sending a message here: https://fwwat.ch/stop-renpet or calling your County Supervisor! And then attend the hearing on July 23rd at 1:30PM”

Steve Bennett (805) 654-2703
Linda Parks (805) 214-2510
Kelly Long (805) 654-2276
Bob Huber (805) 955-2300
John Zaragoza (805) 654-2613

Send a message to them easily here: https://fwwat.ch/stop-renpet

Join in – be an ally! Youth Climate Strike this Friday, 3/15!

Find the strike nearest you here!

We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities—  are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.

California Youth Climate Strike: Thousand Oaks #Youthclimatestrike

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Tues – 1/29: How has climate change affected you?

(Photo – Thomas Fire burns near Meiners Oaks in the Ojai Valley.)

This is our chance to let Congress know how climate change is affecting our lives.

(From Jim Hines, Los Padres Sierra Club)

Greetings Climate Activists:

 Our good friend congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources will be holding a month long series of hearings on the climate change crisis.

And he wants to hear from YOU. How has climate change impacted YOU.

Please share your thoughts with Chair Grijalva here.

Chair Grijalva will be using your comments and testimony from the hearings to develop far reaching climate change legislation this year

Jim

This is a nation-wide appeal. Share are far as you can.

 

Mon 1/28: Environmental justice starts at home. Your 5 minutes in creating and sending an email will help.

Action: Ask for a full Environmental review for a huge parking/storage area. – Deadline is this Thursday (1/31)!

Please email city planner Jay Dobrowalski at jay.dobrowalski@oxnard.org and ask the Oxnard Planning Commission to require a full environmental review for the port expansion, project PZ 18-500-02.

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Mon 12/17: Three actions today.

Two proposed rules changes close out today and some continued support for your legislators to do the right thing.

Those of us who aren’t scientists may feel we’re not qualified to write about methane pollution, or offshore oil drilling. Not true. Skim through the postings below to get an understanding of what’s being proposed. Stop and look at the links that interest you and reference them in your posts if you wish.

Your comment can be broad-brush : America’s reputation, our economy, government corruption, unbridled corporate power and greed, the environment, the future. Or just one aspect that affects you deeply: your air, your water, your joy, your health and the health of those you love.

There are no wrong answers. The only wrong action is letting this administration think that we don’t care enough to stop them.

Action #1 – DEADLINE TODAY! – December 17th, 11:59 EST

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Wed 10/31: This is scarier than anything that will come to your door tonight. Last day to comment on this environmental travesty.

On Tuesday, we asked people to comment on a proposed rollback of CA’s Clean Car Standards (Due 10/26), reminding us that even during the distractions of this election season, the Trump administrations’ efforts to push all of our environmental protections through a regulatory shredding machine, continues without pause. We need to gather our wits, our computers and smartphones, and keep fighting on this moving battle line.

Action – Comment on Trumps’ proposal to replace the “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) with his criminally inferior “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) plan. – DEADLINE OCT. 31st. 11:59 EST

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Thurs 10/25: All Trump’s “Affordable” power plan will cost us are the lives of 1400 of our most vulnerable. Every year.

On Tuesday, we asked people to comment on a proposed rollback of CA’s Clean Car Standards (Due 10/26), reminding us that even during the distractions of this election season, the Trump administrations’ efforts to push all of our environmental protections through a regulatory shredding machine, continues without pause. We need to gather our wits, our computers and smartphones, and keep fighting on this moving battle line.

Action – Comment on Trumps’ proposal to replace the “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) with his criminally inferior “Affordable Clean Energy” (ACE) plan. – DEADLINE OCT. 31st. 11:59 EST

skull pollution Continue reading “Thurs 10/25: All Trump’s “Affordable” power plan will cost us are the lives of 1400 of our most vulnerable. Every year.”