Monthly Archives: July 2011

U.N. Study: Biodiversity Loss Unstoppable With Protected Areas

by Dan Bacher While some governments and environmental NGOs have pushed controversial “marine protected areas” in the U.S. and throughout the world as the solution to protecting the ocean, a July 28 United Nations study said continued reliance on a … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Fees Covered

The Noyo News is pleased to announce that court and filing fees have been met for an appeal on the MLPA “Initiative’s” absurd  Motion to Quash.  The matter will be now be heard at the U.S. District Court of Appeals in San … Continue reading

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Fish and Game Commission refuses to recognize tribal gathering rights

“How is it that the MLPA doesn’t protect the ocean from big oil, wave energy projects, water pollution, military testing and all of the people who want to mess up the ocean, the people with big money,” Colegrove emphasized. “Now … Continue reading

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PLASTIC OCEAN: How a Sea Captain’s Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans

By Capt. Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips In 2009, a U.N. joint commission estimated that 6.4 million metric tons of plastic waste currently pollutes the oceans. The U.N. also estimates that 5 million pieces of plastic enter the oceans each … Continue reading

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The Ocean Protection Coalition: the OPC NEWS

The local Ocean Protection Coalition has been one of the many groups and individuals who have worked over the past few decades to keep oil/gas drilling, industrialization and pollution away from our shores. Recently, the chairwoman of the OPC was … Continue reading

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Annual NOAA report: ‘steady progress’ toward rebuilding fisheries

Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of NOAA, responds to questions on the controversial “catch shares” program, a program to privatize ocean resources, in Ukiah in December 2010. Photo by Dan Bacher. . Annual … Continue reading

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Tribal Science challenges MLPA Initiative assumptions

By Dan Bacher State officials and proponents of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative have continually claimed in press releases and testimony before the Fish and Game Commission that the initiative is “science-based.” However, the claims that that … 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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