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New Video Highlights Protection of Cascade Locks Water

This new video on the community fight to protect Cascade Locks OR water from being bottled and shipped by Nestlé needs to be watched and shared! Alliance for Democracy is an endorser of the campaign.

A ballot measure for Hood River County, in which the town of Cascade Locks is located, seeks to block the export of water by by banning any water bottling operation that produces 1,000 gallons or more a day. Nestlé expects to package 11 times that […]

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Protesters converge on Nestlé bottling plants in Sacramento and LA

THU MAY 21, 2015 AT 11:38 AM PDT

by Dan Bacher

The outrage over the bottling of California water by Nestlé, Walmart and other big corporations during a record drought has become viral on social media and national and international press websites over the past couple of months.

On May 20, people from across the state converged on two Nestlé bottling plants – one in Sacramento and the other in Los Angeles – demanding that the Swiss-based […]

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Sensible Transportation Policy Act and Resource Page

A New Civil Rights Movement: Liberating Our Communities from Corporate Control: A Pennsylvania Judge Holds That Corporations Are Not “Persons”

Beating Goliath: A Resource for Corporate Campaigners

The Superhighway Facts: Report on North American Corridor planning

For MAPS and easier viewing visit the original article.

 

THE SUPERHIGHWAY FACTS

THE NEW MAP

compiled by Dee Finney

Prairie-to-Ports Gateway & Inland Port

The Prairie-to-Ports Gateway & Inland Port, or “Prairie Gateway” is a virtual combination of services and a cluster of numerous transportation, distribution and assembly players working and investing together. This is the best way to maximize the existing transportation assets across an integrated region, with […]

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Highway Robbery: Public-Private Infrastructure Partnerships

How “public-private-partnerships” extract private profit from public infrastructure projects.

BY DARWIN BONDGRAHAM | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012

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In 1995, California granted a private company the right to construct express toll lanes along the State Route 91 freeway in Orange County, a region inhabited by millions, with some of the heaviest traffic flows in the nation. This was the first modern privatized highway in the United States. The California Private Transportation Company (CPTC), a partnership of […]

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TD Economics Special Report: Pipeline Expansion is a National Priority

 

Link to full pdf.

Peter Vigue, Cianbro CEO, is on the board of TD Bank. TD Bank is the largest financer of tarsands projects.

Developing forestland quickly damages stream life, USGS study finds

By Scott Learn, The Oregonian on November 15, 2012 at 3:16 PM, updated November 15, 2012 at 3:17 PM

 

Development in western Oregon and southwest Washington has largely swapped forests for homes, driving down water quality and quickly killing off some species of mayflies and other sensitive insects that rely on relatively pristine streams, a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds.

USGS researchers examined nine broad urban regions across the United States for […]

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Columbia River red algae could counter global warming effects

By Lynne Terry, The Oregonian October 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM, updated October 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Algae turn the Columbia River at the Astoria-Megler Bridge crimson in late summer in 2008. Scientists from Oregon Health & Sciences University, Oregon State University and the University of Washington are studying the algae, trying to understand why they bloom and how they function in the ecosystem. Alex Derr/Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction Continue reading Columbia River red algae could counter global warming effects