Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lawsuit filed against fracking as top California oil lobbyist says it’s ‘safe’

“The power of the oil industry in California is demonstrated by the alarming fact that the same oil lobbyist who is now leading the industry charge to expand fracking also chaired the panel that created “marine protected areas” in Southern … Continue reading

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Governor promotes ‘peripheral tunnels’ in State of the State speech

Governor Edmund Brown, Jr. delivers his 2013 State of the State address by Dan Bacher As expected, Governor Jerry Brown today promoted his plan to build the environmentally destructive peripheral tunnels on the California Delta in his State of the … Continue reading

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MLPA Initiaitive: Corruption and Injustice v. The Banjo Defense

We continue with a few re-posts from last year’s legal battle against the outlaw “Initiative” for the Marine Life Protection Act .  The so-called “Initiative” – a privatized hijacking of the original MLPA law – attracted some the worst and … Continue reading

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MLPA “Initiative” – not a legal entity

North Coast MLPA closures went into effect last month, to the fanfare of agency hacks and corporate green-washed NGO’s, without mention of the gross violations inherent in a public process bought-out by private interests. As we start the new year, … Continue reading

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MLPA Violated Open Meeting Laws

North Coast MLPA closures went into effect last month, to the fanfare of agency hacks and corporate green-washed NGO’s, without mention of the gross violations inherent in a public process bought-out by private interests. As we start the new year, … Continue reading

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New ‘Marine Reserve’ Network Doesn’t Protect The Ocean

by Dan Bacher A new network of controversial “marine protected areas” went into effect on the North Coast from Point Arena to the Oregon border on December 19, completing the statewide network from the Oregon to the Mexican border created … Continue reading

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Judge approves $1 million settlement in pepper spray lawsuit

by Dan Bacher A federal judge on January 9 approved and finalized the $1 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by UC Davis students and recent alumni who were pepper sprayed during a protest at the University in November 2011. … Continue reading

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Will California ‘Department of Fish and Wildlife’ live up to its name?

by Dan Bacher The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) became the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on January 1, 2013, but many Californians are wondering whether the controversial agency that presided over precipitous declines of chinook … Continue reading

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