Stories that East Bay progressives and environmentalists shouldn’t miss:
1. Environmental groups won a key decision in federal court yesterday that could slow the expansion of fracking in California, SFGate reports. A US magistrate ruled that federal authorities violated federal environmental laws when they leased public land in the state to energy companies that plan to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a controversial process that threatens groundwater. The magistrate said the Bureau of Land Management, which has been leasing public land for fracking throughout California, should have fully examined the potential environmental impacts of its leasing program.