Monthly Archives: March 2013

Water for fracking: How much does the oil/gas industry use?

“Each individual drilling of a well can use 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 gallons of water,” she said. “Each platform can have multiple drilled ‘wells’ in a 4 mile diameter, a 2 mile radius from the well platform. Each well can be … Continue reading

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Marine Protected Areas and Offshore Natural Gas Basins

Australia, with the world’s largest network of Marine Protected Areas plans to be the world’s largest exporter of LNG, and ocean fracked natural gas. Every Australian MPA shown, is also mapped by basin for drilling and corresponding development (FLNG) or … Continue reading

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Bay Delta Conservation Plan will fail to restore the estuary

Between 2000 and 2011, more than 130,000,000 fish were “salvaged” in the massive state and federal pumps diverting water to corporate agribusiness and southern California, according to a white paper written by Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing … Continue reading

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Peripheral tunnel water will go to agribusiness and oil companies

by Dan Bacher Missed in the mainstream media coverage of the release of the revised Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) documents on March 14 was the alarming role the peripheral tunnels could play in increased fracking in California The oil … Continue reading

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Coastal Commission Nixes Navy Whale Blasting

Gray Whale and Sea Lions by Richard Ellis  By Julie Watson SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California Coastal Commission on Friday rejected a Navy explosives and sonar training program off the Southern California coast that critics said could harm endangered … Continue reading

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Peripheral tunnel plan will hurt Trinity River

“There is absolutely no protection for Trinity River interests from this project,”  said Tom Stokely of the California Water Impact Network.  The Trinity River by Dan Bacher The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels not only … Continue reading

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Ocean Protection Coalition votes to support Marine Sanctuary expansion

The OPC submitted the following letter in support of National Marine Sanctuary expansion. There is still time to submit your own comments (today, March 1st, until 11:59 P.M. E.S.T.). For details, go to: http://cordellbank.noaa.gov/news/expansion.html <————> The Ocean Protection Coalition (OPC) is … Continue reading

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