Category Archives: Corruption

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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OPC and the MLPAI Ignore Warnings on Whale Strikes

 Above: You Tube Video of Steve Sullivan’s testimony before the CA Ocean Protection Council On Sept. 17, 2009, Steve Sullivan, an oceanographer from Northern California, warned the top-level Ocean Protection Council that oversees the budget for the Marine Life Protection Act … 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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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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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

Arnold  Schwarzenegger   It’s official: the Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” does not exist, and it never did exist. But don’t get out your fishin’ pole just yet, and head down to your nearest marine poaching area “National Park.”  If … 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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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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