“Modern scrutiny would never let this kind of stuff happen,” said Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the Courage Campaign Institute, a public policy group that is co-plaintiff in the suit. “Our understanding is there are a lot of permits like these all over the country.”
Environmental and public interest groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the U.S. Forest Service is letting Nestle Waters North America bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.
"They're supposed to be making sure the ecology of those public lands is protected," said Rachel Doughty, an attorney representing the Story of Stuff Project and Courage Campaign Institute, which are plaintiffs in the suit. "They're not doing this."
Los Angeles Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena will be honored Thursday with the Spirit of Courage Award during the Courage Campaign Institution’s Fifth Annual Spirit of Courage Awards.
The award recognizes those who exemplify courage in the fight for a more fair and just society.
La Courage Campaign (Campania del Coraje) es una comunidad en la red de más de un millón de miembros que pelean por una California y un país más progresista. Sus tres principales objetivos son la justicia económica, los derechos humanos, y la responsabilidad política y corporativa.
Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena, the most successful coach in U.S. Soccer history, will be honored Thursday by the Courage Campaign Institute for his work in paving the way for LGBT athletes in professional sports.
The most controversial part of the bill is a provision requiring the state to reduce petroleum use in motor vehicles by 50 percent by 2030. And depending on your point of view, the stakes are these: On one side, the pope (see Courage Campaign ad here); on the other, enslavement to a Tesla-loving, freedom-hating California Air Resources Board.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is turning up the heat on Trinity Properties, the developer of the 1,900-unit apartment complex under construction at Market and Eighth streets.
Environmental advocates have also singled out lawmakers. One image posted on Twitter by the Courage Campaign, a liberal group, juxtaposes photos of Assemblyman Jose Medina (D-Riverside) and Pope Francis, who has called for global action against climate change.
California lawmakers say the report by the California Council on Science and Technology and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab outlined the lack of information state regulators have about fracking. The study said the state lacks data about the toxicity of hundreds of chemicals used in fracking as well as how wastewater from the process is disposed of or reused.