FROM Vincent Schilling
Dakota pipeline protests continue, judge reschedules hearing Native Americans and environmentalists have come together from all over the country to protest an oil pipeline they say would disturb sacred land and threaten water supplies. If completed, the pipeline would transport oil nearly 1,200 miles from the oilfields of North Dakota southeast diagonally to Illinois – a length comparable to the now-dead Keystone XL pipeline. Demonstrators have been camped out for months now along parts of the proposed route hoping this pipeline, known as the Dakota Access pipeline, will meet a similar fate. Many converged on Washington on Wednesday , where a federal judge rescheduled an injunction hearing for Sept. 14 .
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.