Category Archives: Energy Interests – Oil, Nat Gas & Electricity

Putin’s pirates overtake the Arctic Sunrise

Legendary Greenpeace captain Pete Willcox waits in a courtroom cage, while Russian authorities prepare to publicly announce they are holding him for two-months – to see if he’s a pirate. These days, after what I’ve seen, I don’t get too … Continue reading

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The Inconvenient Truths about the MLPA “Initiative”

Yurok Tribal Member Richard Myers cleans mussels inside of Patrick’s Point State Park. Members of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Karuk and other Tribes on June 18, 2011 gathered seaweed, mussels and clams at three beaches on the North Coast to … Continue reading

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Kearns and West: Spin Doctors in a Brave New World

A helicopter rounding up terrified wild horses in Northern Nevada Kearns and West Inc., the same “Collaboration and Strategic Communications” company that ran public meetings for the corrupt Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” [and who illegally barred public recording and … Continue reading

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Kearns and West: CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The MLPA “Initiative” of 2009-2010 was not the first time that Kearns & West was manipulating the public with a so-called “public process” on the North Coast. Noyo News has learned that Kearns and West was involved in the “public process” … Continue reading

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Obama’s National Ocean Council “Listening Session,” Part 3

Following California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, came the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Dr. Larry Robinson. Dr. Larry Robinson A nuclear chemist from Tennessee and Florida, Robinson worked from 1984-1997 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Investigation into Seismic Surveys

For years, the feds have let companies explore for oil using seismic surveys without permits required by federal law. The surveys use very loud blasts that hurt marine animals by causing hearing loss, disturbing essential behaviors like feeding and breeding, … Continue reading

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California Crude

Most people think the April 20, 2010 Louisiana Gulf Oil Disaster was the biggest oil spill in US history, right behind the Exxon Valdez in Alaska.   The truth is, Kern County, California has the dubious distinction of being home to … Continue reading

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MLPAI Conflict of Interest, Part 3

So why, you may ask, was a Central Valley farmer and agribusiness executive called upon to lead the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative’s efforts to protect the ocean?  And why was the president of the largest petroleum association on the … Continue reading

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Conflicts of Interest, Part 2: Catherine Reheis-Boyd

Perhaps even more disturbing than the apparent conflicts of the Executive Director of the MLPAI, is the outrageous conflict of interest of the President of the Western States Petroleum Association sitting on the final arbitrtion board of the so-called MLPAI … Continue reading

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