Monthly Archives: June 2012

Orange County fishermen face extinction

A recent article in the Orange County Weekly chronicles the decline of fishing interests as a result of the newly created Marine Life Protection Act closures. “Out to Sea: Due to overregulation in the name of conservation,       … Continue reading

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Call for BIA to end the Chief’s fast, close ceremony to outsiders

For further Info:  Winnemem Wintu Caleen Sisk at ‘War Dance’ earlier this month. by Dan Bacher The Winnemem Wintu Tribe has finally won a closure of a section of the McCloud River for their Coming of Age ceremony this Saturday … Continue reading

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Brown slashes budget while adding 75 peripheral canal positions

California Governor Jerry Brown, Jr.  Some think he could use a smoother table. By Dan Bacher  Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a budget that slashes state employee salaries by five percent and cuts Medi-Cal by $1 billion while adding … Continue reading

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Thirty-six groups demand “policy before plumbing”

 Just some of the groups opposing the imminent announcement of a corrupt plan to ship the North State’s water south. by Dan Bacher Thirty-six California fishing, environmental and consumer advocacy organizations on June 27 demanded that the Obama administration delay … Continue reading

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Union of Concerned Scientists calls for dry-cask storage at California nukes

The 10 and 50 mile radius evacuation zones around the Diablo and San Onofre Nuclear Power Plants.  Note the extensive coastal and marine areas that would also be affected by meltdowns at these plants.     The San Onofre and … Continue reading

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Oil vs. the Arctic: a vicious circle

This message from Greenpeace: ‘Shell is due to begin exploratory drilling at two offshore sites in the Alaskan Arctic in the coming weeks.  If Shell is successful this summer, an Arctic oil rush will be sparked and the push to … Continue reading

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The Most Censored Environmental Story of 2012?

‘Marine guardian’ lobbies for offshore oil drilling, fracking  by Dan Bacher On June 6, Natural Resources Secretary John Laird celebrated the California Fish and Game Commission’s adoption of regulations for so-called “marine protected areas” on the North Coast created under … Continue reading

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P.G.&E. proposes to erase Point Bushon “Marine Protected Area”

by David Gurney In a bizarre footnote to the final implementation of the privately funded MLPAI “Initiative,” Pacific Gas and Electric Company has asked the California Fish and Game Commission for a “scientific collecting permit” to possibly “cleanse an extensive … Continue reading

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New predictions on sea level rise

Though many scientists will find the results overly optimistic, another new study confirms the undeniable reality of rising sea levels as a result of global warming. California’s Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” failed to address any issues related to rising … Continue reading

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