Authorizes Federal Hydroelectric projects leading to Hoover Dam
Discoverd by Charles Kettering of General Motors
New York vs. New Jersey and Passauu Bailey Sewerage Commissioner
US Army Corps of Engineers survey and plan navigation for inland waters
100 wildlife sanctuaries designated
2000 camps opened and 2.5 million served until its shuttering in 1942 for WWII
Establishes Occupational Safety and Health Administration
German chemists develop first organophosphate. First developed chemical as warfare agent and later repurposed for insecticides
required pesticide registration with USDA but gave them no power to refuse registration or to control use
This was the foundation of 1954 Miller Pesticides Amendment
Foundation of Modern Environmentalist Movement
Required federal agencies to consider environmental matters before taking action on projects
First law passes to protect environment
gives federal government Superfund to clean hazardous sites
Issued by President Clinton
Regulated pesticide uses and required legal licensing of all pesticides
US National Research Council suggests that climate change may arrive very quickly, wreaking sudden and catastrophic damage on people, property, and natural ecosystems. The report was titled, “Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises.”
Regulated pesticide residue left on food _ gave EPA authority to regulate
Environmental groups had challenged permits for coal mining operations for mountaintop removal, saying they violated the Clean Water Act. The law allows companies dynamite huge slabs of mountains and then dump the “spoil” — tons of rock and dirt — into valleys and streams. The practice saves money, but environmental and citizens groups stopped it with a lawsuit in May of 2003. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, however, ruled in favor of the companies. About 20 new permit applications were pending in West Virginia and Kentucky just after the Bush victory.
Under fire by Bush and Congressional Republicans are the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the toxic waste Superfund, the Right to Know Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act and many more.
The Bush administration proposes changes to conservation laws that would allow hunters, circuses and the pet industry to kill, capture and import animals from other countries that are on the brink of extinction.
US Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement proposes easing environmental requirements for mountaintop removal mining. The proposals outraged many people in Appalachia
US Climate Data Center and others say 2007 was the warmest year on record.
US Forest Service opens 3.4 million acres (1.4 million hectares) of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging despite protests.
US EPA rules that emissions of six greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, are a danger to public and should be regulated. This followed an April 2007 Supreme Court ruling that greenhouse gasses should be regulated ( Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency) and a rule-making procedure in the Bush Administration that was little more than foot-dragging.
US EPA announces new Clean Air Act regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric power plants
US President Barack Obama proposes new carbon emissions rules for power plants in order to slow the rate of CO2 accumulation in the atmosphere and fight climate change. The new rules are greeted with enthusiasm in some areas, despair in others. The rules are a compromise and not as strong as environmentalists hoped and some industries feared.
A scourge of Appalachia’s environment — is one step closer to ending after a federal district court ruling that the practice is ruining water and aquatic ecosystems.
Animal loss in world oceans has reached crisis proportions, scientists say.
Activist labor union know also known as National Farm Workers Association to address work conditions for farm workers
Became the first to regulate vehicle exhaust by setting limits on hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions
Bureau of Occupation Health of California, Dept of Public Health released pamphlet titled "Occupational Disease in California attributed to Pesticides and other AG Chemicals"
Released findings from a door-to-door survey of 774 farm workers. 80% suffered from pesticide poisoning
The Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, enacted at a time when the state’s rate of diversion of discards from landfills was a meager 10 percent, established jurisdictional mandates to divert 25 percent and subsequently 50 percent of their waste in order to protect the environment, conserve resources, and cut our reliance on landfills. The law initially measured local results based on diversion, but now does so by disposal reduction, and the vast majority of California jurisdictions have achieved their disposal targets and implemented a broad range of waste reduction and recycling programs.
The program, created in 1994, effectively consolidated and streamlined the efforts of more than 1,000 regulatory bodies to 121 coordinated state and local agencies. The program has consolidated inspections, standardized enforcement and created an electronic permitting system. This system also allows public access to information on how hazardous materials are handled throughout the state creating a much more transparent government.
In 1994, State Water Board issued Decision 1631, which ended decades of conflict between conservationists and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s diversion of water from four streams that are tributary to Mono Lake. As a result, Mono Lake levels have risen, protecting wildlife and water quality, the fishery in the four streams have improved, and restoration efforts continue.
The Pest Management Alliance and an associated grants program, established in 1997, has provided more than $10 million in funding for projects that increase implementation and adoption of proven, effective integrated pest management (IPM) practices that reduce pesticide risks to human health and the environment.
Environmental Working Group reports thatsources of drinking water for more than 7 million Californians and millions of others are contaminated with Perchlorate, a chemical that disrupts child development and may cause thyroid cancer.
Automakers file suit against California to stop a greenhouse gas emissions law that requires better fuel economy. Automakers filing the suit are: Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Toyota.
lays out a mission, vision and core values for environmental regulatory state boards, departments and offices. Subsequently, CalEPA adopted California’s first environmental justice action plan for action-oriented EJ priorities to protect vulnerable populations from environmental impacts.
Directs industries to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions by 25% over the next 13 years.
In May 2010, the State Water Board adopted its once-through cooling policy for power plants to reduce ocean water intake by 93 percent to protect marine life, recreational and commercial fishing.
Much of California’s strawberry growers use fumigants – gaseous pesticides injected into the soil prior to planting – to control pests which threaten their crops. However DPR recognizes that some fumigants may pose environmental concerns. DPR convened the Non-fumigant Strawberry Production Work Group in 2012, and the following year, DPR and the California Strawberry Commission launched a three-year, $500,000 research partnership. Over the past fiscal year, more than $1 million has been allocated for future research grants to analyze alternatives to high-risk pesticides, especially fumigants.
California was the first state in the nation to reduce volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from pesticides. In areas with severe air quality problems, DPR put regulations into place that limit fumigant emissions by reducing the amount applied and requiring low-emission application methods.
2014 was a daunting year as the State Water Board carefully navigated a third year of drought with a series of important actions intended to balance water needs. During this historic drought, the State Water Board swiftly took three distinct actions. Those actions included: approved a series of Temporary Urgency Change Petitions submitted by both the State and Federal Water Projects to ensure that enough water can be directed to communities served by the State Water Project and the Central Valley Project; began issuing curtailment notices for junior water right holders along the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Scott, Eel and Russian rivers when it became clear there would not be enough water available to serve all water right claims in those watersheds, and, adopted historic emergency water conservation regulations that required water agencies, their customers and state residents to mandatorily increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other enforcement action.
3,200 members of the Fruit and Vegetable Workers Union walked out of the Salinas-Watsonville lettuce sheds
Some 10,000 Central Coast farm workers respond by walking out on strike. The UFW uses the boycott to convince some large vegetable companies to abandon their Teamster agreements and sign UFW contracts. Chavez calls for a nationwide boycott of non-union lettuce.
Fine weather, an expanding agricultural industry, and later the government assisted building programs and projects drew refugees from the harsh reality of the Depression and the conditions of the Dust Bowl in other parts of the county
Chavez is jailed in Salinas, Calif. for refusing to obey a court order to stop the boycott against Bud Antle lettuce. Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert Kennedy, visit Chavez in the Salinas jail.
To educate farm workers about their newly-won rights, Chavez embarks upon his longest, and least known, march, a 1,000-mile 59-day trek from the Mexican border at San Ysidro north along the coast to Salinas and then from Sacramento south down the Central Valley to the UFW's La Paz headquarters at Keene, southeast of Bakersfield. Tens of thousands of farm workers march and attend evening rallies to hear Chavez and organize their ranches.
a chloropicrin drift incident caused hundreds to experience burning eyes, nausea, vomiting, or difficulty in breathing
Frank Bardake worked in the fields
Activist Delores (primarily a boycott figure) was lead negotiator in Salinas strike; Picked up hitchhiker
*Attempts made to minimize pesticide agriculture
*tried to get with field posting ordinance
Worked as a congressional aid; worked with Lupe(community organization) for 2 years
Got resolution passed by supervisors
*Supreme Court denied localities pesticide regulation power
When Tracy's timeline starts for documenting the political evolution of California's environmental justice movement
*Maryland Garrett got school district to come up with regulations
*Sarah wrote letters to there editor at Sentinel
*Majority of students at schools Sarah taught were Latinos
*How far back Sarah's letters to the editors go
Mcquitty; teachers become ill from fumigants
*also-the time period in which Sarah retired from teaching at Lakeview middle school
*Year when the application of methyl bromide was supposed to be phased out
Ballot measured dubbed "Big Green" ballot initiative to ban worst pesticides in the state.
Local ordinance passed to ban aerial spraying of pesticides in Mendocino.
Local ordinance to ban aerial spraying of pesticide in Mendocino
Ballot measure dubbed “Big Green”
CPR became a campaign-based coalition focused on pesticide use in schools
Healthy School Acts of 2000
This happened right after the Earlimart posioning incident. CRLAF attempted to pass a bill "to ban worst pesticides in public schools.
Teresa was hired by the coalition.
Poisoning incidents in Arvin and Lamont
Prop 37 GMO Labeling: