17 episodes

A podcast about grassroots water justice in the Western United States. We interview experts about their local watersheds and how the health of our water impacts every facet of our lives and future generations.

West Coast Water Justice Natalie Kilmer

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

A podcast about grassroots water justice in the Western United States. We interview experts about their local watersheds and how the health of our water impacts every facet of our lives and future generations.

    Empty Wells, Poisoned Aquifers and Radioactive Crops: Big Oil in CA

    Empty Wells, Poisoned Aquifers and Radioactive Crops: Big Oil in CA

    We interview Jesus Alonso and Ngodoo Atume from Clean Water Action in California. Ngodoo is a Senior Water Policy Analyst and Jesus serves as Clean Water Action’s Kern County Gas and Oil Organizer. We learn about California’s Central Valley communities that do not have safe drinking water, some that have to pay for contaminated water, and others whose wells have been poisoned or sucked dry. Jesus shares stories from his community, in Kern County, we hear about what it's like living and attend...

    • 49 min
    Big Oil and Fracking Part 2: Fox in The Hen House

    Big Oil and Fracking Part 2: Fox in The Hen House

    This is part 2 of a 2-part interview with Food and Water Watch (FWW) and the second in our Fossil Fuels Series. In this episode, we interview (FWW) National Policy Director, Jim Walsh, and Tomás Morales Rebecchi, California's Central Coast Organizing Manager. They continue to discuss current issues with the oil and gas industry and its impacts on our clean water and environment. We learn more about the fossil fuel industry's practices that pollute our water, food, and communities and th...

    • 46 min
    Big Oil, Fracking, and the Hydrogen Scam Part 1

    Big Oil, Fracking, and the Hydrogen Scam Part 1

    This is part 1 of a 2-part interview with Food and Water Watch (FWW) and the first in our Fossil Fuels Series. In this episode, we interview (FWW) National Policy Director, Jim Walsh, and Tomás Morales Rebecchi, California's Central Coast Organizing Manager, they catch us up to speed on the oil and gas industry and its impact on our clean water and environment. We also learn about the future of fossil fuels and the false hope of hydrogen and what's at stake. Food and Water Wa...

    • 44 min
    Clean Water for California

    Clean Water for California

    In this episode, we interview Laurel Firestone, a member of the State Water Resources Control Board. We learn about the organization and its work to ensure that every person in the state has a right to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water. We discuss how far we still have to go to meet California's Human Right to Water.Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Laurel Firestone to the State Water Resources Control Board in February 2019. Prior to joining the Board, Laurel co-founded and co-d...

    • 1 hr
    Native Youth Rising

    Native Youth Rising

    In this episode, we interview Danielle Frank, a Hoopa Valley Tribal Member, activist, and youth coordinator with Save California Salmon. Danielle shares her story of growing up in Hoopa Valley along the banks of the Trinity River near its confluence with the Klamath River. We hear how speaking up for her beliefs, community, and way of life helped her find her voice and become an empowered youth leader and public speaker. At nineteen years of age, some of her accomplishments include leading Na...

    • 54 min
    Protecting California's Water Before It Runs Out

    Protecting California's Water Before It Runs Out

    In this episode, we follow up with Clifford Lee, retired Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice. We dive deeper into water policy and hear about critical changes needed to protect our most valuable resource: water! We are faced with a 27-year delay in the adoption of new scientific recommendations and species protections for the SF Bay Delta, the lifeblood of our state. While at the same time critical aquifers across the state are being over-pumped and going d...

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

omgwtfidk ,

Love this podcast

Thank you for lifting up what is one if the most important topics in all of our lives. Great guests, its so informative.

GermanyGirlPNW ,

Great podcast for PNW also. Includes Native perspective.

There are also lots of Oregon references and relationships in this podcast.
All these themes are important for the whole Pacific Northwest, as well as California.
The interviews and information move right along and don’t waste time.
I listened to them all and keep checking for more.
Let’s have some episodes on culverts and beavers and help for landowners to improve streams.
And episodes on healthy streams and fire, beavers and fire, and prescribed burning, and native burn crews, like at Yurok.
You have a very important topic and there’s a lot more to discover.
Keep it going!

Gruth ,

Excellent

This is one of my favorite podcasts. Excellent guests, and good questions that approach CA water from a non hegemonic perspective. Would recommend to anyone.

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