Money in the Water: Global Subsidy Reform & the Fishing Industry

By Cora Sorenson Due to overexploitation marine fish populations are in decline around the world. This has both severe global environmental as well as social impacts: weakened ocean ecosystems, depleted fish stocks, and the decline of artisanal coastal fishing communities. Furthermore, it puts large-scale fishing economies at risk by threatening the long-term viability of a … Continue reading Money in the Water: Global Subsidy Reform & the Fishing Industry

Fracking Impacts California Water

Kacey Bills, MPP 2014 #Whatthefrack? This catchy hash tag is circulating social media sites in support of Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of environmental organizations across California. The campaign seeks to have Governor Brown ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as an oil and gas extraction method by November 2014.[1] Currently, fracking is … Continue reading Fracking Impacts California Water

San Joaquin Valley Deserves Equal Access to Utility Services

By Patricia Black, MPP 2014 Across California, low-income communities experience restricted access to essential natural resources and public services. Nowhere in the state is this more apparent or devastating than in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Residents in areas like Bakersfield, Delano, Fresno, and the more rural areas of San Joaquin Valley face unprecedented poverty and unemployment rates, … Continue reading San Joaquin Valley Deserves Equal Access to Utility Services