Monthly Archives: June 2012

Brown’s Canal/Tunnel has not been “downsized”

“It appears that Governor Jerry Brown, his Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and Deputy Secretary Jerry Meral are engaged now in a fierce competition with Schwarzenegger and his former lackeys to earn the “coveted prize” of “worst administration for fish … Continue reading

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Legal battle against MLPAI “Initiative” continues

by Dan Bacher The recent adoption of so-called “marine protected areas” (MPAs) on the North Coast has resulted in a vast network of no-fishing zones along California’s coastal waters being put into place. While MLPA advocates falsely tout these zones … Continue reading

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The MLPA “Initiative” that was NOT an Initiative

When the private financiers and contractors who gave us the phony Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” falsely named their boondoggle an “Initiative,” it should have raised a red-flag, that something was very very wrong, and that the “public/private partnership” was not what it … Continue reading

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Northern California ‘marine protected area’ information available online

by Dan Bacher  On June 6, the California Fish and Game Commission approved and adopted regulations for the north coast “marine protected areas” (MPAs) created under Arnold Schwarzenegger’s controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative. The decision completed the network … Continue reading

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Coalition tells Salazar peripheral canal is ‘enormous mistake’

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Wednesday 13 June, 2012 by Dan Bacher Restore the Delta today released a powerfully-worded letter from 38 environmental, fishing, consumer, Native American and other groups alerting U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar of the enormous … Continue reading

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The Inconvenient Truths about the MLPA “Initiative”

Yurok Tribal Member Richard Myers cleans mussels inside of Patrick’s Point State Park. Members of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Karuk and other Tribes on June 18, 2011 gathered seaweed, mussels and clams at three beaches on the North Coast to … Continue reading

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Kearns and West: Spin Doctors in a Brave New World

A helicopter rounding up terrified wild horses in Northern Nevada Kearns and West Inc., the same “Collaboration and Strategic Communications” company that ran public meetings for the corrupt Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” [and who illegally barred public recording and … Continue reading

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Yurok Tribe challenges MLPA “Initiative’s” ‘terminally flawed’ science

Yurok Tribal Chair, Thomas O’Rourke, at a direct action protest against the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) “Initiative” – Fort Bragg, CA, July 21, 2010. Photo by Dan Bacher. by Dan Bacher Before the California Fish and Game Commission … Continue reading

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Leaking San Onofre Nuclear Power Station Shut Down Temporarily by Officials

The San Onofre nuke stands a few feet above sea level, between Los Angeles and San Diego, California By Eileen O’Grady,  REUTERS HOUSTON, June 7 (Reuters) – The two-unit San Onofre nuclear plant in California will be shut through the … Continue reading

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