Monthly Archives: May 2012

MLPAI Lawsuit Update

On Friday, I appeared in Mendocino County Superior Court with attorney Peter Martin of Eureka, (via teleconference call) and three loyal supporters, to answer a “Motion for Summary Adjudication” filed by Deputy Attorney General David Hamilton.  Hamilton is seeking to … Continue reading

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Lobster poacher convicted as Delta pumps kill millions of fish

California Spiny Lobster by Dan Bacher An Orange County Judge fined a Riverside County man over $20,000 and sentenced him to a week in jail for poaching lobsters inside a “marine protected area” (MPA) created under Arnold Schwarzenegger’s controversial Marine … Continue reading

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60,000 baby salmon released at Pillar Point Harbor

Photo of baby salmon being released into acclimation pen courtesy of Mark Gorelnik, Coastside Fishing Club. by Dan Bacher Members of the Coastside Fishing Club and California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) officials on Thursday morning teamed up to … Continue reading

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Scientists find hundredfold increase in plastic trash in Pacific Ocean since 1970s

By Paul Rogers,  San Jose Mercury News The amount of plastic in the ocean area known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” has increased a hundredfold since the early 1970s, according to a new study, and the alarming findings could … Continue reading

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MLPA: corrupt “Initiative” stalls until peripheral canal plan finalized

by Dan Bacher In a joint statement on May 7, Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird and Director of Fish and Game Chuck Bonham announced that implementation of so-called “marine protected areas” in San Francisco Bay will be delayed until … Continue reading

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Declaration of David Gurney

The following declaration was filed last month in our lawsuit against the California Department of Fish and Game, DFG Warden Eric Bloom, Ken Wiseman, and Eric Poncelet of the Kearns and West Corporation: DECLARATION OF DAVID GURNEY ATTACHMENT TO PLAINTIFF’S EVIDENCE IN … Continue reading

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Ab Divers Converge on Glass Beach

  One group of the crowds, as they were leaving Glass Beach around 8:15 a.m. This morning’s low tide of  -1.6 ft at 6:30 a.m. was one of the lowest of the year.  I was up early, and decided to take the … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown: The Big Oil Governor

California Gov. Jerry Brown by Dan Bacher Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association, is back in the news in today’s Sacramento Bee article about the increase in steam injection oil drilling permits since Governor Jerry Brown … Continue reading

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