Month: June 2013

Oil Industry Abuses Water Networks

In 2010, Circle of Blue, an organization formed to provide relevant, reliable, and on the ground information about critical natural resources, released a study on the oil industry’s use of water in Kern County.  This report was released after the drought that affected many local farmers and residents and shows that the Oil Industry did […]

Chloropicrin Hearings in Fresno

June 19, 2013 Earlier this week the Department of Pesticide Regulation held two community meetings in Fresno’s Farm Bureau as part of a series of hearing around the state in regards to the fumigant pesticide Chloropicrin.  Chloropicrin is a substance used primarily to cultivate strawberries, almonds, and fruit trees.  This substance has been linked to […]

Mobilizing Kerman Residents!

June 7, 2013 In anticipation for the Department of Pesticide Regulation hearings scheduled to happen in Fresno on June 17th and June 18th members of CCEJN and Communities for a New California (CNC) sought to mobilize Kerman youth.  Kerman was identified as the second area in the state with the most Chloropicrin use.  The members […]