Monthly Archives: February 2012

UC Davis students file lawsuit over pepper spray fiasco

As Noyo News predicted, the UC Davis students who were pepper sprayed last November, in an incident that received world-wide attention, have now filed a lawsuit: by Dan Bacher The inevitable lawsuit contesting the brutal pepper spraying of UC Davis students … Continue reading

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The MLPAI “Initiative’s” Delphi Technique

Temple at Delphi, Greece During my coverage of the MLPAI as an independent journalist, I remember asking a  member of the “North Coast Regional Stakeholders Group” early on, what his take was on the public policy process he was engaged … Continue reading

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California State Grange Supports GMO Labeling for November Ballot

by Dan Bacher  Thousands of volunteers fanned out statewide on Saturday, February 18 to launch a petition drive to get the “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” on the ballot in November. In the thick of the grass-roots … Continue reading

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“Marine guardian” backs fracking and ‘Keystone XL Pipeline’

Photo of Indigenous Leaders protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House in September courtesy stoptarsands.org  by Dan Bacher A network of so-called “marine protected areas,” created under Arnold Schwarzenegger’s privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative, … Continue reading

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Chinook salmon stage a comeback on the Eel

 California Fish and Game biologist Scott Harris measures a large Chinook salmon in November at the Van Arsdale Fish Station. (Pat Higgins/Courtesy) (The Willits News) By Jennifer Poole/TWN Staff Writer  02/17/2012 The Eel River Recovery Project reports that the 2011 fall … Continue reading

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Rep. McNerney, Delta advocates denounce Nunes bill as water grab

Rep. Devin Nunes by Dan Bacher The water wars ramped up on Tuesday, February 14 with the announcement of the markup of federal legislation designed to divert more more Delta water to corporate agribusiness and to sabotage the historic San … Continue reading

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Bagley-Keene – It’s The Law

By David Gurney In the MLPAI’s cynical attempts to avoid responsibility for breaking the law when they banned recording and public comment at their public meetings, they have come up with a creative variety of dodges and excuses. First came … Continue reading

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New Website: THE MLPA FOLLIES

 MLPA Follies Website Noyo News is launching a new informational website on the MLPAI “Initiative.”  The site, “MLPA Follies”  will provide a permanent  historical record of the the privately funded “public process,” and subsequent legal proceedings after this reporter was … Continue reading

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Environmental Water Caucus Supports Realistic Plan for Delta

by Dan Bacher The EWC comments were issued at a time when the Obama and Brown administrations are pushing for the construction of a peripheral canal or tunnel to export California Delta water to southern California and corporate agribusiness on … Continue reading

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