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Is Jerry Brown Involved in the San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Scandal? (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry in this country and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world.
Greed Energy Update (tags)
A wind energy farm has desecrated sacred sites and damaged the environment in Ocotillo Valley. Also, it's dubious if any alternative energy generated has offset the fossil fuel required to build and maintain the project. The 2013 film Greed Energy documents resistance to the farm, which this article further explores and updates.
Keystone XL Hits New Turbulence as South Dakota Permit Hearing Implodes (tags)
As the near failure of the Keystone 1 line proved, the consequences of siting TransCanada's bitumen-carrying export lines so close to drinking water supplies is a risk we can ill afford to accept in an age of water scarcity and climate disruption.
SNWA Whistleblower Shows Ratepayers Bilked for Spring Valley Ranches (tags)
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has used rate hikes and government subsidies to purchase ranches at six times above market value to appear as landholders for water rights for their proposed pipeline. An employee of the SNWA turned whistleblower has come forward with evidence of bribery of local officials and yearly losses of money on the SNWA ranches. In related news Sen. Mike Roberson introduced SB 232 with bipartisan support to require greater transparency by the SNWA and would require the water authority to obtain approval from the PUC before increasing water rates.
Sen. Roberson versus the (SNWA) water monster (tags)
Speaking out against the powerful SNWA can have consequences, though some individuals like Steve Sisolak and Mike Roberson are putting their careers at risk in order to protect the spring fed ecosystems that would be destroyed by the SNWA pipeline.
San Onofre Layoffs: Latest Sign of Nuke Plant’s Demise (tags)
The announcement of the impending layoff of one third of the San Onofre nuclear plant's workforce is yet another indication of the demise of this troublesome nuke.
CPUC may do away with land lines, the safest form of telephone communication tomorrow! (tags)
Changes afoot at tomorrow's Public Utilities Commission meeting
AT&T RAISES RATES ON FEATURES (tags)
Millions of Californians will start paying several dollars a month more for land-line phone service after AT&T's second price increase for custom-calling features since the state lifted rate caps last year. The nation's biggest phone carrier this week boosted the cost of caller ID, call waiting and a host of other features for a la carte phone service. The move could push many people to sign up for bundles of services, such as phone and Internet together, that could save them money overall but cause them to spend more with AT&T. Two-thirds of AT&T's customers have bundled services, which aren't subject to the rate hikes.
Diebold Whistleblower Facing Charges (tags)
An open letter to Bruce McPherson and the citizens of the United States
Why Peabody Coal fears solar energy (tags)
Some potential problem corporations causing the delay of solar energy availability and continued dependency on polluting petroleum/coal corporations as energy extortionists..
Breaking the grip of Big Oil (tags)
The day after President Bush advised Americans to deal with skyrocketing gas prices by avoiding unnecessary driving, he flew to New Orleans for a photo-op, burning up about 11,437 gallons of jet fuel, worth over $24,000. Apparently, it all depends on what you consider “necessary.”
Protest Against Racist Attacks In Workplace (tags)
A protest is being organized against racist attacks on workers in San Francisco. There is a national epidemic of racist incidents in the workplace.
Gov Davis, Energy Cos & Election Roundup (tags)
On election day, March 5, 2002, while the press and voters were concentrating on the election, Democratic Gov. Gray Davis appointed former president of Southern California Edison to the Public Utilities Commission, which the Consumer Watchdog website describes as not just letting the "fox guard the chicken coop--it's offering the fox a chicken dinner." See:http://www.ftcr.org/ftcr/st/st002271.php3 and http://www.ftcr.org/ftcr/st/st002286.php3
** Opinion: Energy and Environment: Offense Instead of Defense (tags)
This piece makes the case for an offensive strategy on energy issues, instead the environmental movement's current defensive reactive approach.
Californians Get Shocked with Electricity Rate Increase (tags)
The California Public Utilities Commission, in a 3-2 vote, passed a rate hike of up to 47%
April Fools' Rate Hikes (tags)
The Disneyland Democrats had their state convention in Anaheim, California this April Fools' weekend and still insist on following their PG&E whore, Gov Gray Davis, like the blind fools they are, as he leads their party to sure oblivion into the gubernatorial campaign of 2002
Governor Davis Proposes Environmental Destruction as Solution to Energy Crisis (tags)
Latest executive orders by California Governor Davis will suspend environmental regulations so that power plants can be built. Power company investment in Davis' election pays off.