Monthly Archives: May 2011

House Passes Offshore Oil Drilling Measure

Last week, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 243-179, on a bill that would open up the Southern California coast to renewed offshore oil drilling, despite the infamous Santa Barbara oil rig blowout of 1969, the third worst oil spill in U.S. History, … Continue reading

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The MLPAI: So “Transparent” – They Don’t Exist!

  We have filed a lawsuit against the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPAI) “Initiative” for violations of the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act, during its two-day public meetings in April 2010.  The response of the private/public “Initiative?” “The MLPA Initiative is not … Continue reading

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Oil Interests Again Clamor to Drill the North Coast

Any doubt, that the petroleum industry is patiently waiting in the wings to drill for natural gas and oil, should be put to rest with this recent article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.  Big oil has wanted to begin exporation/exploitation on … Continue reading

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Secret Meetings of the MLPAI

In this Feb 2, 2011 video, George Osborn provides proof before the California Fish and Game Commission of secret meetings held by the so-called “Blue Ribbon Task Force” and Executive Director Ken Wiseman.   The “Initiative,” that was funded by … 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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The “Initiative” hits Fort Bragg – June 23, 2009

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Kearns and West is the company that claims to have impartially represented tribal interests, fishermen and the public in the MLPA “Initiative” process.  They were the hired guns – paid for with private funds – who managed and facilitated the … Continue reading

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More History of the Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative”

The Controversy – A Brief History of the MLPAI Why has the MLPAI aroused such passionate opposition?  To unravel this story, we begin by looking at some history of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs): The MLPAI arrived in the Fort Bragg … Continue reading

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Local Reporter Wins Freedom of Information Award

Local reporter Frank Hartzell, of the Fort Bragg Advocate News and Mendocino Beacon, has won an award for his reporting on MLPAI violations of the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act in April 2010, and for his coverage of the illegal arrest … Continue reading

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