Category Archives: Water

North Coast Farmers and Fishermen Unite To Stop Water Grab

“There has to be a clear understanding and acceptance that the ecological system of the Delta is important and cannot be destroyed. Once that is understood, then the solutions to the water problems can be found. But if that is … Continue reading

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Salmon and Splittail Butchered at the Pumps

Sacramento Splittail Dan Bacher’s tenacious reporting on the slaughter of native Sacramento Splittail and Chinook Salmon at Central California’s Delta pumping stations has resulted in a front-page article by Kelly Zito in today’s San Francisco Chronicle. Within just five days, … Continue reading

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The Salmon

Chinook Salmon A poet once said that salmon are the silver thread, that sews together land and sea. Salmon are also ambassadors, linking fresh and salt water.  In the course of their mythic lives, they swim from inland mountain streams … Continue reading

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15,000 Chinook Salmon, 6 million Sacramento Splittail Killed in May 2011

by Dan Bacher One of the greatest fish kills in California history took place this May when the state and federal water project pumps on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta slaughtered just under 6 million Sacramento splittail and 14,929 spring … 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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MLPAI Conflicts of Interest, Part 1:

“A conflict of interest occurs when an individual or organization is involved in multiple interests, one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation for an act in the other.” “The presence of a conflict of interest is independent from the … Continue reading

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2.9 million fish killed – Delta Pumping

Winnemem Wintu will dance for the salmon and estuary on June 5 By Dan Bacher The state and federal water project pumps in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River continue to kill hundreds of thousands of imperiled Sacramento splittail and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Farmers and Fishermen Unite to Restore Delta and Stop the Peripheral Canal

Corporate agribusiness “Astroturf” groups and their political allies have waged a media campaign over the past few years to portray the battle to save Central Valley chinook salmon and Delta fish populations as one of “fish versus jobs” or, more … Continue reading

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