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Organic Consumers Association Calls Senate Hearing on GMO Labeling a Travesty

Biotech and Food Industries Stack Hearing on H.R. 1599 with Pro-GMO Witnesses By Organic Consumers Association FINLAND, Minn. – The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) issued this statement today, following a hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry on H.R. 1599, a bill that would preempt state and federal rights to enact … Continue reading Organic Consumers Association Calls Senate Hearing on GMO Labeling a Travesty

Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking in Florida and Citizens’ Efforts to Stop It (Audio)

On MidPoint we looked at hydraulic fracturing in Florida and citizens’ efforts to stop it; joining us on the phone from southwest Florida was Dr. Karen Dwyer, co-founder of the Stonecrab Alliance, an environmental advocacy group. Our in-studio guest was Jennifer Rubiello, state director of Environment Florida. Tuesday in Naples the Board of Collier County … Continue reading Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking in Florida and Citizens’ Efforts to Stop It (Audio)

Pesticides in paradise: how do we fight back?

The problem of pesticides The islands of Hawai’i, especially Kauai, are frequently described as “ground zero” for GMOs. As an unwilling host to parasitic chemical agriculture, the land is bombarded with pesticides and chemicals at concentrations unseen in most other places; the test and seed crops grown by agribusiness can be dosed at much higher … Continue reading Pesticides in paradise: how do we fight back?

Action alert: geothermal issues this week

Puna Pono Alliance (PPA) just sent a newsletter, reposted below, calling for immediate community support and testimony on two issues this week. Please share this information, and testify in person or submit testimony by noon of the day prior to each meeting. Even if you read this too late to testify, it’s worth reading to … Continue reading Action alert: geothermal issues this week

Action alert: stop county spraying of pesticides

From GMO Free Hawai’i: Action Alert On Tuesday August 4th, Hawai`i County Council Member Margaret Wille will introduce Bill 71, for the county to stop spraying herbicides on county property, including roads, parks, etc that the county maintains. Please send testimony now to counciltestimony@hawaiicounty.gov ― even a quick email as simple as “I support Bill … Continue reading Action alert: stop county spraying of pesticides

The Climate Movement is Failing. Here are Two Models to Turn the Tide.

The great musician Lauren Hill once said, “Fantasy is what people want but reality is what they need.” And the reality is that the climate movement is failing. See this graph? That’s a measure of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere from 2005 to mid-2015. The trend is up. That means we’re losing. Until that … Continue reading The Climate Movement is Failing. Here are Two Models to Turn the Tide.

Fundraiser: systemic change to protect prairie dogs from developers

As we’ve reported here before, members of Deep Green Resistance Colorado, in partnership with Wildlands Defense, have been campaigning to protect a large prairie dog population from developers intent on building the largest mall in America. Many local Castle Rock, CO residents gave near-unanimous testimony on behalf of delaying construction a few months, to at … Continue reading Fundraiser: systemic change to protect prairie dogs from developers

PROTECT OAK FLAT: SAVING APACHE SACRED GROUNDS

Editor’s Note: This video, PROTECT OAK FLAT: SAVING APACHE SACRED GROUNDS, was produced by Paper Rocket Productions on Vimeo.  This is the accompanying text, also by Paper Rocket Productions: For nearly a decade, Resolution Copper Mining, a subsidiary of British-Australian mining conglomerate Rio Tinto, had unsuccessfully sought ownership of Oak Flat Campground. Yet, on December 19, 2014, … Continue reading PROTECT OAK FLAT: SAVING APACHE SACRED GROUNDS

Hundreds Gather at Oak Flat to Fight for Sacred Apache Land

By Lee Allen, Indian Country Media Network As the morning sun rose high enough to burn off the chilly overnight temperatures, mesquite fires scattered throughout the Oak Flats Campground offered a warm welcome to a special day for Arizona’s San Carlos Apache tribe. Some 300 tribal members and supporters from across the country had gathered … Continue reading Hundreds Gather at Oak Flat to Fight for Sacred Apache Land

Geothermal update – actions needed

Some news and action items regarding the geothermal drilling: Night Drilling Greggor Ilagan has actually been convinced to draft and introduce two resolutions: Resolution 58-15 to ask PGV to comply with the law Resolution 59-15 to ask Corporation Counsel to have a judge decide whether PGV is subject to this law Please email or call … Continue reading Geothermal update – actions needed