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As California Burns, Climate Activists Call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to Stop #FuelingTheFlames

"If Newsom wants to be the health and environmental leader he so often claims to be, he needs to halt new fracking now, and begin immediately ramping down fossil fuel extraction in this state—period."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

Ban Fracking in Calif. Now—Not 2024, Say Climate Groups Following Newsom Order to Phase Out Gas-Powered Cars

"Setting a timeline to eliminate petroleum vehicles is a big step, but Newsom's announcement provided rhetoric rather than real action on the other critical half of the climate problem—California's dirty oil production."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·

'This Is What a Climate Crisis Looks Like': Fires Have Now Burned Record 2 Million Acres in California This Year

A spokesperson for CAL FIRE called the news "unnerving," noting that "September and October are historically our worst months for fires."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

California Bill to Help Prisoner Firefighters Find Work After Release Awaits Governor's Signature

As the Golden State burns amid a firefighter shortage, AB 2147 would expedite criminal record expungements so ex-inmates can apply for EMT licenses. 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·

Major 'Milestone' for Workers as California Judge Rules Uber and Lyft Must Classify Drivers as Employees

"This is a resounding victory for thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers who are working hard—and, in this pandemic, incurring risk every day—to provide for their families."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

Progressives Must Fight With—and In—the Democratic Party

In the electoral arena, the goal is not only about winning elections. It’s also about replacing the top-down weight of entrenched politicians with the bottom-up power of grassroots activism.

Norman Solomon ·

As Gig Workers Struggle Amid Outbreak, California Sues Lyft and Uber for Refusing to Classify Drivers as Employees

"Californians who drive for Uber and Lyft lack basic worker protections... Sometimes it takes a pandemic to shake us into realizing what that really means and who suffers the consequences."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

NIH Director Says 'Drastic' Measures Like California Lockdown Are Needed to Stop Coronavirus Spread

"If we did everything right today...what we might be able to do is change what's going to happen three or four weeks from now. That's our challenge."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·