Month: November 2013

Vintage Petroleum to Pay $60,000

Last week the Regional Water Quality Control Board announced that Vintage Petroleum would be fined $60,000 for discharging fracking fluid into an unlined dirt sump in Shafter, CA last October.  This violation was filmed by local activist, Tom Frantz, who actively advocated for an investigation from the RWQCB.  Tom submitted this report to our KEEN network […]

Social Media Call to Action–Cancer-Causing Chloropicrin

A week ago some legislators called on the Department of Pesticide Regulation to take action on the fumigant Chloropicrin.  Chloropicrin, is a cancer-causing fumigant that is used all throughout the state of California, especially in strawberry fields.  We need your help to keep the pressure on DPR about taking these recommendations from legislators seriously.  Among other […]

Not Buying Ozone Compliance

The announcement by our valley air board of compliance with the one-hour ozone standard is bogus. Their claim is based on three dubious and unprovable assumptions: One, that a couple violations in Fresno last year were caused by pollution from a fire at a refinery in the Bay Area. Two, that the Arvin Bear Mountain […]

Top Climate Scientists Call on California Governor to Halt Fracking

Top Climate Scientists Call on California Governor to Halt Fracking Our colleagues at the Center for Biological Diversity and Californians Against Fracking organized top scientists to call on Governor Brown to place a moratorium on fracking.