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July 2, 2014 - Televangelist James Robison recently declared that he's praying for a merger of the tea party and the religious right. Is he kidding? That merger is well underway. And it's getting a hefty push from a couple of billionaire brothers.
No, not Charles and David Koch. Brothers Farris and Dan Wilks, who...
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. June 11, 2014 — As the California Coastal Commission meets in Huntington Beach today, hazmat suit-wearing protesters with the Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch will urge commissioners to consider the threat fracking poses to the local environment because of the hundreds of active oil wells in...
GOLETA, Calif. June 4, 2014 - An oil industry proposal to drill and frack eight new wells and construct thousands of feet of new pipelines in the middle of Los Padres National Forest threatens the California condor and would generate fracking pollution dangerous to human health, two environmental groups said in a letter sent...
Sacramento May 29, 2014 - Today the California State Senate failed to pass SB 1132 (Mitchell & Leno), which would have stopped hydraulic fracturing and other dangerous well stimulation methods while the state studied their risks. The statewide coalition Californians Against Fracking issued the following statement:
"Despite polls showing a majority of Californians in favor...
An effort to halt the oil extraction process known as fracking failed in the California Senate as lawmakers rejected a bill that would have banned the practice until a state-commissioned study proves it is safe.