Monthly Archives: February 2012

Corporate Welfare Republicans Vote to Make California Salmon Extinct

the Sacramento River by Dan Bacher The House of Representatives today, dominated by big government/corporate welfare Republicans, passed the worst job-killing legislation in U.S. history, HR 1837. The House voted 246-175 to approve a water grab by powerful corporate agribusiness … Continue reading

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Controversial fishery plan derailed by court

The controversial “catch shares” program, that allows corporations and environmental groups to buy “percentages” of  fish species like tradable commodities, has suffered a set-back.  Small-time fishermen claim the program allows big, resource-raping corporate outfits, and wealthy green-washed environmental groups to … Continue reading

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Yurok Tribe’s letter: disappointment and outrage

Northern Spotted Owl A statement promised Monday by the Yurok tribe to explain their response to a massive embezzlement scheme did not materialize.  Instead, a recent letter, dated Feb. 14, 2012, surfaced this morning in the Eureka Times Standard. The … Continue reading

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Arrest of MLPA “Initiative” science co-chair should be no surprise

MLPA Science Team co-chair Ron LeValley (L) and “Initiative” Exec. Dir. Ken Wiseman by Dan Bacher An article in the Eureka Times Standard and Willits News on February 26 is headlined, “Shock, disbelief follow arrests: Biology community has trouble digesting … Continue reading

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Troublin’ Blues: Del Norte DA Slammed in Sac Bee article

Del Norte County District Attorney Jon Alexander (photo by Randall Benton, courtesy Sacramento Bee) A front-page article in Sunday’s Sacramento Bee features the meth-laced misadventures of Del Norte County’s District Attorney Jon Alexander, who on Thursday brought embezzlement charges against … Continue reading

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Ron LeValley and The Blue Whale Cover-Up

Ron LeValley at the site of the beached Blue Whale, Oct. 22, 2009 Ron LeValley showed up three days after the Oct 19, 2009 whale strike at the site where the dead animal was beached, in a very tight narrow … Continue reading

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Co-Chair of the MLPAI Science Advisory Team Arrested

The Marine Life Protection Act Intitiative “Science Advisory Team” co-chairs: (L-R) Mark Carr, Eric Bjorkstedt, and Ron LeValley.    MLPAI “I-Team” Executive Dir. Ken Wiseman, on right Ron LeValley, Co-Chair of the North Coast Marine Life Protection Act Initiative’s “Science … Continue reading

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World Bank announces alliance to ‘save’ the oceans

World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick by Dan Bacher  The World Bank, an organization notorious for promoting structural adjustment policies and the privatization of public services that have devastated developing countries and the environment, on February 24 announced the formation … Continue reading

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North Coast MLPA biologist questioned in embezzlement scheme

——>  LATEST UPDATE :  The Eureka Times-Standard article  HERE   <—— 72-foot blue whale, beached south of Fort Bragg, CA, Oct. 2009.  photo by Larry Wagner (Ron LeValley, mentioned in the article below, was one of the prime movers in … Continue reading

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