A proposal for new tar-sands oil exploration in Camarillo has raised concerns about the safety of the Fox Canyon aquifer, and the drinking water Ventura County residents use every day. The Ventura County Board of Supervisors must insist on an environmental impact study before new drilling commences! Emails and public comments are needed surrounding Tuesday’s board meeting in Ventura!
State and local governments should get out of the business of promoting and profiting from the proliferation of firearms and ammunition! In the wake of this month’s mass shooting at Borderline, let’s demand that the Ventura County Fair Board end its contract with Crossroads of the West Gun Shows.
In recent weeks Trump supporters and immigration opponents have made the rounds at local-government meetings, seeking (and obtaining, more than a dozen times so far) resolutions to undermine the California Values Act (SB 54). Now they're targeting the Thousand Oaks City Council, and we must fight back. Send a letter to the editor of the Acorn or Star; participate in public comments during the April 24 city council meeting, and stand up for our immigrant neighbors!
The FCC votes next week on Trump appointee (and former Verizon lawyer) Ajit Pai's plan to roll back Net Neutrality protections. Doing so destroy the internet's traditionally even playing field and allow ISPs to sell faster and more efficient access to the highest bidders. Let's put on a full-court press to urge the FCC to keep Net Neutrality protections in place -- or, if they won't, to convince our MoCs to write those rules into law!
California's associations for police chiefs and sheriffs continue to oppose SB54, the California Values Act, despite changes made to address their concerns. Our state Assemblymember, Jacqui Irwin, is listening to them -- and particularly to Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean. This week, let's launch a tweetstorm of support for SB54!
California's Board of Education is planning a bare-bones implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, with low accountability standards that might leave behind millions of children with disabilities, ESL students, and others who have difficulty learning. Leave a public comment with the board, and encourage them to hold our schools to a higher standard!
The EPA continues accepting public comment through Monday, May 15, on its plans to gut programs that protect clean air and water, clean up toxic sites and control chemicals, and mitigate climate change. Today's focus is global warming and greenhouse gasses. Let's save the EPA from Trump's toxic agenda!
The public-comment period for responding to Trump's plans for the Environmental Protection Agency continues through May 15. Today's focus is on chemicals, pesticides, toxic waste and other human-created hazards. Let's save the EPA from itself!
Trump's EPA has invited comment on his threats to roll back decades of progress in environmental protection. Today we continue expressing our concerns -- this time about threats to undo the Clean Water Act. Let's defend the EPA from the backward plans of its new administrators!
Trump's EPA has invited comment on his threats to roll back decades of progress in environmental regulation. Today we begin defending the EPA's work from the backward plans of its new administrators. Please submit as many comments as you can!
The Department of Energy is encouraging public comment through March 14 on its decision not to perform a thorough cleanup of the toxic and nuclear waste at the Santa Susana Field Lab site. Instead, the DoE now plans to leave much (or perhaps nearly all) of the contaminant on the site, in close proximity to nearly half a million people. Let's urge the DoE to fulfill the legally binding commitments it made with the state in 2010, and completely clean up the SSFL site.