Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hands Across the Sand – Saturday, Aug. 4th

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Deceit, Betrayal & Corruption at CA State Parks

State Parks chief Ruth Coleman (on right) accepts a check for 279K in May 2012, two months before revealing her Deptartment was secretly hiding $54 million from the people of California By Franklin Graham, for the Anderson Valley Advertiser  (reprinted … Continue reading

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Phil Isenberg claims Brown’s Delta tunnel announcement is ‘good news’

Phil Isenberg by Dan Bacher Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, praised the controversial announcement by Governor Jerry Brown, US Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, and NOAA Deputy Administrator Eric Schwaab to fast track the Bay Delta Conservation … Continue reading

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Fishermen, tribal members and enviros blast Brown tunnel plan

Helene Sisk, Winnemem Wintu Tribe; Caleen Sisk, Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe; and Kayla Carpenter, Hoopa Valley Tribe, protesting against the peripheral tunnels in Sacramento. Photo by Ricardo Torres. by Dan Bacher Over 300 people, including fishermen, environmentalists, family … Continue reading

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Brown, Salazar to announce Delta tunnel plan today

Coalition launches campaign against peripheral tunnels by Dan Bacher Governor Jerry Brown and federal officials will unveil their plan to build twin “peripheral tunnels” to export more Delta water from the Sacramento River to corporate agribusiness and southern California  – … Continue reading

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Satellites Observe Widespread Melting Event on Greenland

“Nearly the entire ice sheet covering Greenland—from its thin coastal edges to its two-mile-thick center—experienced some degree of melting for several days in July 2012. According to measurements from three satellites and an analysis by NASA and university scientists, an … Continue reading

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Make your voices heard against the tunnels on July 25th

“Make no mistake,”  Sisk emphasized. “The peripheral canal will destroy river ecosystems, destroy fisheries and sentence us to a future where clean water is a luxury rather than a right. Make sure your voice is heard!”   By Dan Bacher … Continue reading

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State parks director: negligent, incompetent, or complicit?

By Katy Grimes  Cal Watchdog The California State Parks agency has been sullied by a growing scandal. Three days ago I wrote about the illegal vacation buyout scandal in the State Parks and Recreation agency in “Scandalous state parks department needs privatization.” I … Continue reading

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State Parks Director resigns amid $54 million scandal

Ruth Coleman, former Director of California State Parks & Recreation by Dan Bacher  Ruth Coleman, the controversial State Parks Director, resigned this morning as a preliminary investigation into Department of Parks and Recreation finances revealed that the agency was sitting … Continue reading

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