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Mendocino County: Charting a new course for water protection?

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 1st April, 2014 | 3 Comments

2 color Mendo sticker California’s drought may be the “new normal” with communities counting water in terms of “days”. So why is the state green lighting water intensive (and water poisoning) projects like fracking and a slew of other bad ideas? Residents in Mendocino have another idea for water management—local control. They are partnering with Global Exchange to pass the first County-wide rights-based ordinance in the state, to protect water and ban fracking. They may just be shaking up how water decisions are made in California while they’re at it.

Blog Action Day is Almost Here

Posted by in Community Rights, World News & Events on 13th October, 2010 | 1 Comment

BAD2010-Water1-238x300Blog Action Day is October 15th, 2010. It’s an annual event uniting bloggers around the world who agree to post about the same issue on the same day. The goal is to raise awareness and start a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all. This year, the theme is…(oh, just look at the picture!)

PRESS RELEASE: Mt. Shasta Citizens Denied Right to Vote on Measure “A”

Posted by in Community Rights on 24th September, 2010 | No Comments

storyimages_img2252On Monday September 20, the Siskiyou Superior Court ruled to keep the controversial water rights initiative, Measure A, off of the Mt. Shasta ballot this November.

Big Politics in a Small Town: Why Mt. Shasta is standing up for YOUR rights

Posted by in Community Rights, Featured on 25th August, 2010 | No Comments

Mt. Shasta Water Rights: Who Decides?Mt. Shasta needs our help. Their struggle is bigger than the tiny town of Mt. Shasta. They are on the frontlines of challenging corporate power, and changing the way the law works for all of us. We must stand up for their rights, as they stand for ours.

Mt. Shasta Citizens Claim County Obstructs Voting Rights

Posted by in Community Rights on 24th August, 2010 | No Comments

storyimages_img2252BREAKING NEWS FROM MT. SHASTA, CA: On Friday, August 20, the Mt. Shasta Community Rights Project filed an elections complaint to restore Measure A to the 2010 general election ballot. Siskiyou County Clerk Colleen Setzer is denying Mt. Shasta voters the right to vote on “Measure A”, which was stripped from the city’s ballot earlier this week.The Measure, which would prohibit outside corporations from bulk water extraction and corporate cloud seeding, is the first ordinance of its kind in California because it is designed to assert the rights of residents over the rights of corporations.

UPDATE: Council Allows Mt. Shasta Waters Rights Ordinance to Remain on Ballot

Posted by in Community Rights on 4th August, 2010 | No Comments

storyimages_img2252Good news regarding last night’s Mt. Shasta City Council meeting on the community’s water rights.

BREAKING: Technical glitch could derail Mt. Shasta Water Rights – Council decides tonight

Posted by in Community Rights on 3rd August, 2010 | No Comments

storyimages_img2252This spring, Mt. Shasta voters petitioned in favor of Measure A, an ordinance that, if passed, would assert the community’s right to ban bulk water extraction and chemical cloud seeding within city limits. The City Council voted to send the measure to the ballot in November. But an unforeseen technical error may cause the measure to be dropped from the ballot; the City Council will decide tonight.