H.R. 3053 – Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017


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Nuclear Waste legislation, if enacted could pave way for irradiated nuclear fuel shipments to move through most states, many major cities and most U.S. Congressional Districts.
Despite a 50-group environmental coalition in opposition, H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017, as amended, passed the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee by a vote of 49 to 4. All Republican members, and all but four Democrats (Schakowsky of IL, Ben Lujan of NM, Loebsack of IA, and Engel of NY) who were present, voted in favor of reviving the cancelled Yucca Mountain, NV high-level radioactive waste dump, and legalizing private de facto permanent parking lot dumps, targeted at TX and NM.

If enacted, the legislation could pave the way for unprecedented numbers of irradiated nuclear fuel truck and trains, as well as barge shipments to begin moving in just a few years, through most states, many major cities, and most U.S. congressional districts.

Urge your U.S. Rep. to block it – You can look up your U.S. Rep.’s full contact info at the house.gov website, by typing in your Zip code in the upper right, clicking Go, and follow the internet links.
—FROM www.guacfund.org


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ACTION Sat and Sun: Ventura County approved new oil facility without impact study.


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Boots on the Ground Needed – Sat & Sun – June 24 & 25 –
CFROG is working with Food & Water Watch in appealing a project in Oxnard that will increase air pollution and risk of illness to thousands of nearby residents. Ventura County has failed to study the full health and environmental impacts of the project.

Ventura County approved new oil facility without impact study.

Ventura County must address environmental justice issues. No Impact Study No Approval!

We need YOU to help us this coming weekend –
Sat & Sun, June 24 & 25.

SIGN UP NOW to join our team and go door to door informing the community about the project and gathering petition signatures in support of our appeal. More information

Meet at the Food & Water Watch,  Ventura office parking lot at 940 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura starting at 9am.

Help us reach our goal of 1000 signatures!

If you can’t make it out this weekend, please 1) Sign & Share our petition in support of the appeal and 2) Consider a monthly donation to CFROG – $25 a month will help CFROG protect public health and the environment from dangerous oil and gas impacts. http://www.cfrog.org/

June 2017: CFROG and Food & Water Watch have filed an appeal of the approval and are waiting for a hearing date to be set before the Ventura County Planning Commission.

More information

Stand Up For Peace Rally Friday, May 19


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Please join the Green Party of Ventura County, Bernie Sanders Activists, Veterans for Peace, and other community groups at the Stand Up For Peace Rally, Friday, May 19, Corner of Victoria and Telephone (Ventura Government Center)
between 4:45 PM and 6:45 PM.

We will have a number of banners available but encourage you to be creative in making signs that will cause people to think about the impact of war.

Some ideas:

If war is the answer, we are asking the wrong question

War is just one more big government program

War does not determine who is right….only who is left

No more blood for oil!

We can’t feed the poor but we can fund a war

Make love not war

Give peace a chance



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Santa Paula Canyon
Saturday, May 13
9 am – 4 pm

Join CFROG for a Herb Walk with Lanny Kaufer. Lanny’s extensive knowledge of native plants and their uses provides an incredible opportunity to learn about the plants around us all the time. AND this hike will pass the Carbon California (formerly California Resources Corp/Vintage/Occidental) operated oil pads behind Thomas Aquinas College – which are the subject of a lawsuit that CFROG and partners have filed against Ventura County for approving 7 new wells along Santa Paula Creek without proper environmental review of potential impacts, including impacts to endangered species like the California Condor and Steelhead trout.

Santa Paula Canyon is home to both the Punchbowl and an oil drilling operation.
CFROG representatives will be at the hike to discuss the issues at the well pads, and we hope to have scientists and biologists to speak about the potential impacts (subject to availability) to the habitat, wildlife, human healthy, creek etc.
The hike will start at the trail head, and for those who don’t have all day you can turn back after the visit to the oil pads – others who want to hike the whole way to the Punchbowls will continue on.

Visit Lanny’s website to purchase tickets (a portion of ticket sales will be donated to CFROG).
WHEN: May 13, 2017 at 9pm – 4 pm
WHERE: Punchbowl Trail/Santa Paula Canyon/ Thomas Aquinas College
10000 Ojai Rd., Santa Paula, CA 93023

Cost: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62 and up, and $15 for students 13-18.
50% of proceeds donated to CFROG.

TICKETS: https://herbwalks.com/calendar/

CONTACT: Kimberly Rivers · ed@cfrog.org · 8057271393

MORE ABOUT CFROG: http://www.cfrog.org

Deconstructing The Deep State


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Former Representative Cynthia McKinney talks about the Deep State she encountered when she was in Washington.

Interview starts off with video of Cynthia McKinney questioning Rumsfeld on the fact that over 3 trillion dollars are missing in 1999 (2.3 trillion) and in 2000 (1.1 trillion). She also asks about the fact that there were 4 war games going on at the same time that 9/11 incident occurred.

Then Randy Maugans and Emily Moyer interview former Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party US Presidential Candidate, Cynthia  McKinney to look inside the dark workings of the military-industrial-intelligence complex. She was a vocal critic of the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, introduced legislation to release documents related to the murders of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Tupac Shakur. She was also the first Member of Congress to file articles of impeachment against George W. Bush; during her terms, she voted against every war-funding bill put before her.

In 2008, Cynthia McKinney won the Green Party nomination and ran for U.S. President. Today, from Bangladesh (where she is living now), McKinney continues to speak out, despite the harassment and reprisals that followed her bold inquiries into the actions of high ranking politicians, military officers, powerful defense contractors, and her own colleagues.

12 years after leaving Congress, she is now being vindicated as the crimes of criminal theft, human trafficking, and sweetheart deals with military contractors all emerge.; She say that we are at a critical mass of people waking up. — FROM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7hrD49x9VY