Monthly Archives: December 2012

Former MLPA chair says hydrofracking is ‘safe for California’

“Hydraulic fracturing has been employed in California for 60 years and there has never been evidence that it has caused harm to water supplies or the environment,” claimed Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA). The poster … Continue reading

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California public lands and water slated for “fracking”

A typical fracking rig Fracking protest against federal auction of California public lands December 12, 2012. By: Center for Biological Diversity Dozens of protesters in hazmat suits carrying barrels labeled “Warning: Toxic Fracking Fluid” rallied outside a federal auction Wednesday … Continue reading

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Natural Gas deposits in the MLPAI’s “South Coast Study Region”

     A side-by-side map of California. On the left, in red, is the “South Coast Study Region” for the Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative.” (from the MLPAI website). On the right, are natural gas shale deposits, one of which … Continue reading

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MLPA head honcho claims “Hydraulic fracturing is safe for California”

Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association, WSPA   Catherine Reheis-Boyd, who served continuously on the top-level “Blue Ribbon Task Force” for the MLPA “Initiative” (the BRTF was a panel appointed by serial-cheater Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger), has now … Continue reading

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New North Coast MPAs to go into effect Dec.19th

  When the Marine Life Protection Act “Initiative” and their “I-Team” of privatized corporate contractors first came to town, friends told me they were evil, a new kind mafia. I didn’t believe them. Now, three and a half years later, … Continue reading

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All the Missing Horses: What Happened to the Wild Horses Tom Davis Bought From the Gov’t?

 A white horse is targeted by one of the small, maneuverable helicopters used in the BLM wild mustang roundups   This is the article that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar does not want you to read. One month ago, … Continue reading

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar gets punchy

           Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, left, tours the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm he was about to scuttle, November, 2012.  Photo: courtesy Eric Risberg / AP By David Gurney On election night in Fountain, Colorado, … Continue reading

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Vast new Gulf of Mexico oil drilling plans announced

Although President Obama sat in office during the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, huge new development plans for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico have been announced, less than a month after Obama’s re-election, including treacherous deep-water areas. … Continue reading

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The Framing of an Oyster Farm – Drake’s Bay Oyster Company

Scientific misconduct and a wild-horse murdering Secretary of the Interior have closed the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore. This is an example of junk science, green-washed environmental groups and corrupt government at its worst.  The … Continue reading

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