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April 20, 2017 | Blog Post

LA Metro Can Drive the Resistance by Driving Electric

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or LA Metro, is at a crossroads. In the 1990s, the agency made great strides in shifting from toxic, diesel-powered buses to natural gas-powered ones. This was a historic change, making LA Metro the first major transit agency in the U.S. to retire all of its diesel buses. Advocacy groups like the Bus Riders Union fought tirelessly for this shift away from diesel and for other changes to the region’s bus system.

April 18, 2017 | Legal Document

Mediation Agreement for the Waimea Watershed Area

Agreement concluding a year-long mediation involving Pōʻai Wai Ola, the state-run Agribusiness Development Corporation, the Kekaha Agriculture Association, the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, and the Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative. Under the agreement, tens of millions of gallons of water each day will be restored to the Waimea River and its headwaters, and no diversion will ever be a total diversion again.

April 18, 2017 | Blog Post

Don’t Pollute Government Spending Bills with Toxic Riders

Debate has been swirling in Washington, D.C., lately about President Trump’s extreme budget proposal—and for good reason. It’s a radical plan that would gut funding for crucial environmental priorities like clean air and water and severely undercut efforts to keep communities healthy, protect the environment and combat climate change. 

April 18, 2017 | Blog Post

Mega-Dairies Mean Mega Waste for New York Communities

Dairy cows have been bred to produce a lot of milk. They also produce a lot of waste. And when a dairy facility houses thousands of cows, the amount of waste it generates is tremendous. For example, according to its own records, one of the largest dairies in New York state produces more than 2,000 gallons of animal sewage per hour. The U.S.

April 18, 2017

Rebecca Kirkpatrick

Rebecca Kirkpatrick is a Mid-Level Giving Officer at Headquarters in San Francisco.


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