Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - The increasing trend of international land grabbing when governments and private firms invest in or purchase large tracts of land in other countries for the purpose of agricultural production and export can have serious environmental and social consequences.
Los Angeles, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) have signed a cooperative agreement to crack down on employer wage theft and other illegal labor practices. The Memorandum of Understanding signed by both agencies will facilitate the sharing of information and enhance enforcement of labor violations.
Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "On behalf of the American people, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the people of India on the passing of former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Washington, DC - Partnering with Africa on Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation:
Imperial, California - In taking the next steps to avert the impending demise of the Salton Sea, eventual public health crisis and spur carbon-free energy development for California, the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors has released a new framework document that provides a comprehensive vision and specific actions in support of its Salton Sea Restoration and Renewable Energy Initiative.
Washington, DC - We are deeply troubled by Russia’s formal designation of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) as a so-called "undesirable" organization. This designation only heightens our concern that the so-called “undesirables” law will further restrict the work of civil society in Russia. This action is a further example of the Russian government’s growing crackdown on independent voices and another intentional step to isolate the Russian people from the world.
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