Author Archives: David Gurney

Tribal members rally in Sacramento to stop Klamath River fish kill

by Dan Bacher Over 200 Tribal members and their allies from the Trinity and Klamath river watersheds held a four-hour protest at the Bureau of Reclamation offices in Sacramento on Tuesday, August 19 to urge them to release more water … Continue reading

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Big Oil has spent $63 million on lobbying in Sacramento since 2009!

Only in the oil-soaked politics of “Green California” would an oil lobbyist charged with the task of creating “marine protected areas” go on record against protecting a “state marine reserve” from oil drilling! by Dan Bacher While there are many … Continue reading

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My Letter to the Navy

You still have until Wednesday, April 16th at 1:59 AM CST to submit your public comments regarding the U.S. Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” Environmental Impact Statement.  My letter to the Navy appears below. To: U.S. Naval Command, Northwest 1101 … Continue reading

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Oil Lobby spending in California increases by 400 percent

The rise of oil industry spending documented in the report corresponds directly with the increase in fracking in Monterey Shale deposits in Kern County, coastal areas and Southern California ocean waters – and the creation of so-called “marine protected areas” … Continue reading

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Diving Deep

Beaked whale dives nearly 2 miles beneath the ocean – a record An adult female beaked whale off the Kona coast, Hawaii.  Photo courtesy Robin W. Baird, AP By Deborah Netburn, LA Times March 27, 2014   Scientists have found … Continue reading

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Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn

From the Seattle Times Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, this short documentary on ocean acidification, a phenomenon that is threatening to cause mass extinction in the marine environment.  This problem is potentially more devastating than global climate change, but so … Continue reading

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Sacramento River salmon trucking program begins

Photo of the Sacramento River near Rio Vista by Dan Bacher. Sacramento River salmon trucking program begins by Dan Bacher Federal and state officials and fishing group representatives yesterday greeted the beginning of a trucking program designed to transport Sacramento … Continue reading

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Bay Area communities could host crude oil rail-car pipeline

On July 6, 2013 a 74-car freight train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, killing forty-seven people. More than 30 buildings in the town’s centre, roughly half of the downtown area, were destroyed. In the following months, fiery train-wrecks … Continue reading

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Big Oil Lobbyist now “serves” on Federal MPA panel

Reheis-Boyd “serving” on the so-called “Blue Ribbon Task Force” from 2004-2012 virtually guaranteed that oil interests would not be affected by  the corrupt MLPA “Initiative” process.  In her case, “serving” meant helping herself to large areas of the ocean on … Continue reading

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