Monthly Archives: August 2012

Muddying the waters of California’s marine protection mess

by Dan Bacher Jason Scorse, the director of the new Center for the Blue Economy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and the author of What Environmentalists Need to Know about Economics, has written an interesting opinion piece in … Continue reading

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Over 350 people turn out for ‘Over Troubled Waters’ screening

by Dan Bacher A crowd of over 350 people turned out for the Stockton premiere of Restore the Delta’s “Over Troubled Waters” documentary at the Empire Theatre on Monday, August 20. “We are planning a second screening in September for … Continue reading

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PG&E’s Seismic Testing: The Fix Was In

    By David Gurney On Monday, August 20, 2012, at a special meeting of the California State Lands Commission, Ed Oberweiser attempted to read the following letter to the three members of the commission present: Alan Gordon, Pedro Reyes … Continue reading

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Final hearing today on PG&E Seismic Testing Plan

NOTE:  A Hearing on this matter before the State Lands Commission is taking place in Sacramento today, where a final decision will be made. Details on time and place are available:  HERE ———————————– P.G.&E. proposes to erase Point Bushon Marine Protected … Continue reading

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Seismic Testing, Bad Science and Dying Dolphins

By David Gurney Last May, it was reported that at least 900 dolphins and porpoises had perished off Peru’s coast during the Spring.  Reports of dead animals first started coming in early February, and continued through mid-April.  On April 4th, on … Continue reading

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“Meet and Greet:” the PhD’s come to collect their prize

 The Kearns & West facilitated “Meet and Greet” featured a circular seating arrangement By David Gurney On Monday evening, the “Monitoring Enterprise” (ME) for the privately funded Marine Life Protection Act Initiative (MLPAI) came to Fort Bragg, the first of … Continue reading

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Foundation and NGO executives raking in the ‘green’

Gov. Jerry Brown, Jr., Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar, and Natural Resources Secretary John Laird at the announcement of the contoveraial “peripheral tunnel” project.  Brown declared “I wanna get shit done.” by Dan Bacher Grassroots environmental organizations including the … Continue reading

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Independent audit of Natural Resources Agency is needed

MLPA Initiative, BDCP must be investigated ! Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, an ardent supporter of the MLPA Initiative and BDCP, spoke at a press conference in Sacramento with Governor Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announcing Brown’s peripheral tunnel … Continue reading

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