23 Jun

Another scorcher

The Fresno County Democratic Central Committee has not endorsed any candidate in this race.

It was 127 degrees in Death Valley this week. Planes were grounded in Phoenix because it was literally too hot for them to fly. Wildfires burn across the land.

Massive heat waves are deadly. And yet we have a President in the White House making decisions that turn back the clock on protections for air and water and acting as though climate change is something to be ignored.

California’s next governor needs to be an international leader for our planet and our people.

I have been an environmental warrior my entire life. As a first term Assemblywoman, working with a Republican governor, I authored the largest landfill clean up bill in California’s history, creating a fund of $100 million to clean up our landfills. The fund was created by a tipping fee on garbage, so it had the added benefit of also promoting recycling as waste haulers tried to limit the amount of garbage they dumped. I have the legislative and executive record to get things done.

As governor, I will ensure California leads the world, not just in fighting climate change, but also in innovative solutions. Solutions like those currently being tested in Los Angeles, to mitigate the impact of these heat waves on our cities, which are often several degrees warmer due to asphalt streets, parking lots and the lack of shade trees.

Today is supposed to be the hottest day of this heat wave. Please stay cool and hydrated, and look out for your neighbors, particularly the elderly living alone.


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23 Jun

Sierra Club, WILPF Fresnans Against Fracking Movie – June 27

Subject: Sierra Club, WILPF Fresnans Against Fracking Movie – June 27

Come see this important movie about the economics of water in California (free showing) sponsored by the above organizations.

Gene Richards

This excellent movie from National Geographic — Water & Power: A California Heist — will have a free showing at Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 E. Perrin Ave (near Champlain), in Fresno on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm. The movie is sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and co-sponsored by Fresnans Against Fracking and the Tehipite Chapter of the Sierra Club.
The movie delves into the formation of the Kern Water Bank, how it ended up controlled by large-scale agricultural interests, and current efforts secretly underway to buy and sell groundwater, treating it like a commodity (rather like Enron treated California’s electricity) rather than the public resource that it is. Don’t miss this important public interest documentary (80 minutes long), followed by a discussion.

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