Monthly Archives: May 2011

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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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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Thanks a lot, Ocean!

In 2004 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the ‘Ocean Action Plan,’ which among other things created a “public awareness campaign” to inform the public about the importance of our coasts and oceans.  The federal government started a similar program in 2004. … 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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“MOON TIDES” – The Women Divers of Korea

An upcoming event at the International Museum of Women in San Francisco will feature photojournalist Brenda Paik Sunoo, speaking about her new book “Moon Tides”: * “Brenda Paik Sunoo’s Moon Tides: Jeju Island Grannies of the Sea is an homage to … Continue reading

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The Marine Life Protection Act Initiative’s “Motion to Quash” was heard in Mendocino County Superior Court on Friday, May 20, before substitute judge Hon. Andrea Richey from Southern California.  The Hon. John Behnke was scheduled to hear the case, but … Continue reading

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As Accountable As the Wind

The Noyo News has learned that MLPAI “Principal Planner” Evan Fox was also a private contractor, and not a government employee. These revelations – that staff and officers were independent operators, hired and paid for with private money – are a major shock to … Continue reading

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