Monthly Archives: March 2012

Obama ‘celebrates’ World Water Day by approving polluting pipeline

The Keystone pipeline and expansion by Dan Bacher After rejecting the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal in January, President Barack Obama today announced his plan to fast- track the construction of the pipeline’s southern end at a speech in Cushing, … Continue reading

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The Resource Legacy Fund’s Draft EIR comes to Fort Bragg

A slide from “Horizon Water and Environment’s” powerpoint show.    As expected, the pointless, privately funded EIR found “less than significant impacts” from the North Coast MLPAI “Initiative” The Resources Legacy Fund Foundation held a public hearing on the Draft … Continue reading

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Klamath Riverkeeper plans to sue Shasta River dam operator

 Toxic Algae in Shastina Reservoir  (photo coutesy Klamath Riverkeeper) by Dan Bacher In a major effort to restore coho salmon to the Shasta River, the Klamath Riverkeeper (KRK) is planning to sue the operator of a dam and reservoir on … Continue reading

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MLPAI Public Hearing in Fort Bragg, Tuesday, March 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

The cover of a privately contracted Draft EIR for the MLPAI To the residents of the Mendocino Coast: The Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” (MLPAI) will hold a Public Hearing this Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at … Continue reading

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A corrupt Draft EIR from a corrupt MLPAI “Initiaitive”

Last September, I attended one of the MLPAI’s “scoping sessions,” for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) required to put the controversial food gathering and access closures into effect. The MLPAI’s  sparsely attended “CEQA Scoping Meeting.”   In a tour of Crescent … Continue reading

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Occupy, social justice groups blockade entrance to Monsanto

  by Dan Bacher Monsanto has closed its facility in Davis after 150 occupiers from throughout the state blocked the entrances to Monsanto’s Davis facility on 1910 5th Street. The occupiers reported they have “shut down” the corporate giant, which … Continue reading

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MLPA, “Horizon Water and Environment” limit access to Draft EIR

The Mendocino Coast’s one and only copy of the MLPA “Initiative’s” 1000 page Draft EIR On March 1st, “Horizon Water and Environment, LLC” released their Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), a project funded by the nefarious Resources Legacy Fund Foundation … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with wave power?

A 450-foot long Pelamis 2 Wave Energy Machine By Judith Vidaver and Ed Oberweiser The Ocean Protection Coalition opposes plans to industrialize the ocean by energy extraction. The ocean is the most important component in the earth’s life support system. We have … Continue reading

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DFG Resource Academy: training MLPA Initiative spies?

by Dan Bacher The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), under the helm of DFG Director Chuck Bonham, announced on March 1 that it is “recruiting applicants for the “Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP)” to serve in Los Angeles … Continue reading

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