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Department of Justice Sues California to Stop its Net Neutrality Law

Department of Justice Sues California to Stop its Net Neutrality Law

October 2, 2018

In a highly contradictory move, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling California that only the federal government has the authority to regulate internet service, while at the same time maintaining that it cannot (will not?) regulate it either. We speak to Ernesto Falcon, legal counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Annie Leonard: Governor Jerry Brown Doesn’t Care About Climate Justice

September 16, 2018

Greenpeace USA Executive Director Annie Leonard says to be a climate leader, California Governor Jerry Brown must stop issuing new fossil fuel permits, protect frontline communities instead of the oil and gas industry, and begin a just transition to sustainable energy

Hundreds Disrupt Global Climate Action Summit, Demand Climate Justice

Hundreds Disrupt Global Climate Action Summit, Demand Climate Justice

September 14, 2018

Civic and business leaders convened at California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit, but protestors decried their “false solutions” to the climate crisis

California Energy To Go 100% Sustainable by 2045. Is It Enough?

California Energy To Go 100% Sustainable by 2045. Is It Enough?

September 13, 2018

Miya Yoshitani of the Asian Pacific Environmental Network says California Governor Brown must do more than sign SB100 to curb climate change and protect vulnerable communities

California Net Neutrality Bill: 'Gold Standard' for the Nation

California Net Neutrality Bill: ‘Gold Standard’ for the Nation

September 7, 2018

California passed a landmark net neutrality bill, which now awaits Gov. Brown’s signature. ISPs are going all out for him to veto the law, but activists are keeping up the pressure  

International Day of Action on Climate: September 8

International Day of Action on Climate: September 8

September 7, 2018

TRNN will be covering the Sept. 8 Climate march in San Francisco, which is part of an international day of action. Environmentalists are challenging California’s Governor Jerry Brown claim to be a champion in the fight against climate change

Thousands to Rally for Climate, Jobs and Justice

September 6, 2018

San Francisco organizer Antonio Diaz and New Orleans organizer Anne Rolfes say that people will take to the streets on September 8 because rhetoric is not enough to fight the climate crisis

California Climate Assessment: Heat Waves, Forest Fires, and Floods to Increase Dramatically due to Climate Change

September 2, 2018

The state of California released a climate assessment that points to “apocalyptic” conditions if climate change is not halted or mitigated in the next 30 years. We discuss the report with one of the co-authors and a California EPA deputy director

Trump Expected to Roll Back California’s Clean Air Plan

July 25, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California’s exception to the Clean Air Act that had allowed it to set higher clean air standards than the rest of the nation. This means auto manufacturers will be allowed to follow lower fuel efficiency standards and do not need to sell as many electric vehicles. We talk to…

Economic Update: Criticizing Capitalism

July 8, 2018

This week with Richard Wolff: Updates on Colorado’s laws favoring co-ops; capitalism and suicide continues; rent control on the California ballot; the effects of U.S. foreign trade controls; the French gov’t vs GE; and Ford buys an old train station it helped destroy; interview with Professor David Harvey on Karl Marx’s contribution to understanding capitalism…