Monthly Archives: September 2012

More “seismic testing” in the works for offshore California

Sat, Sept 15, 2012 At Friday’s Coastal Commission meeting in Caspar, California, Deputy Director Alison Dettmer delivered a bombshell.  She announced that seismic testing plans for the controversial Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant are not the only high-energy surveys proposed … Continue reading

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Japan unveils plan to phase out nuclear power

A responder points to a crack in the Fukushima Daichi plant shortly after the March 2011 disaster. from BBC News The Japanese government has unveiled a plan to phase out nuclear power by 2030, in a major policy shift after … Continue reading

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Will Tribal scientists be invited to marine protected area conference?

by Dan Bacher Resource managers, policy makers, stakeholders and scientists will meet in Monterey from February 27 to March 1, 2013 to reflect on the first five years of monitoring and management of “marine protected areas” that went into effect … Continue reading

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Coastal Commission hears a preview of seismic testing objections

The California Coastal Commission is holding meetings in Caspar, California, Sept. 12-14th – yesterday, today and tomorrow – to deal with issues up and down the 1,100+ miles of state coastline.  Members of the California Coastal Commission at the Caspar … Continue reading

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Irrigator petition to delist Klamath coho salmon rejected

 by Dan Bacher The federal government has decisively rejected the latest bid by the Siskiyou County Water Users Association (SCWUA) to remove Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon from the Endangered Species list. This is the fifth time in 3 … Continue reading

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Fish and Game Commission calls emergency meeting on Diablo seismic testing

The California Fish and Game Commission has called an emergency meeting on September 24th, 2012, to address the growing controversy surrounding plans to conduct high-energy seismic surveys in the ocean, just off the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The Pacific … Continue reading

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A “Delta Doozy” of Socialized Costs, and Privatized Profits

Delta groups respond to State Water Contractors’ new publication by Dan Bacher California State Water Contractors, to kick off their new “Delta Doozy” publication, took issue with a statement about water privatization in a trailer for Restore the Delta’s new … Continue reading

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PG&E’s Diablo Testing, Redux

  This is what the shock wave from an underwater seismic air gun looks like: To hear what a seismic blast sounds like, to hear what the fish, whales, dolphins and seals and other underwater animals will hear, turn your … Continue reading

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Wave energy prototype to be launched off Oregon

 A 103-foot, 260 ton computerized wave buoy, being constructed in Vancouver, WA.  Photo by Thomas Patterson, New York Times Wave energy is once again in the news, with another bid to install a “wave energy farm” off Oregon, as the … Continue reading

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