Corrupt Maps from a Corrupt Process

Symbolic of a totally corrupt privatized process, handed down to us by the laundered funds of anonymous billionaires through the so-called Resources Legacy Fund Foundation, the MLPAI has handed out a series of maps in their Draft EIR for the North Coast Study Region, that are laughable in their incompleteness, inaccuracy and unprofessionalism.

Chapter 2 of the North Coast DEIR is titled “Project Description.” In the “Project Location” sub-heading of this chapter are maps would that not pass muster for a high-school science fair project.

The overview map on page 2-9 of the Draft EIR  leaves out a couple of important details.

Let’s see if you can pick them out:

 

If you said, “no coastline”?   YOU’RE RIGHT!!!   —  They not only left out the 3-mile limit and other pertinent details, they left out the coast itself.  In what is perhaps symbolic of a top-down, undemocratic process, there is no coast, on the North Coast.

The geniuses who gave the “best readily available science” for the MLPAI – apparently are getting their maps from the same source.

Other maps are distorted and totally inaccurate.

Let’s take the Point Cabrillo “State Marine Reserve” for example.  According to “Horizon Water and Environment” and the “Initiative,” here is what Point Cabrillo looks like:

But in reality, Point Cabrillo looks like this on a map:

 

Other maps of the closures look like they were laid out by a school kid with a ruler and graph paper.  Nowhere are coordinates listed – to locate the corners of the closures on a nautical chart.  A serious person trying to plot these proposed closures of the public resource, is left to count the little squares provided by the bean-counters at “Horizon Water and Environment.”  And left guessing, as far as true location.

Examples of these terrible maps :

No coordinates at the corners of the closures.

But what can you expect?  A corrupt process will produce corrupt maps.  The closest many of these bogus environmental heroes ever came to the areas they closed, is Google Earth on their laptop computers.

Others brag they have gotten to see these remote areas of the North Coast first hand – by flying over them in an airplane.

And even then, I doubt if they really knew what they were looking at.

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2 Responses to Corrupt Maps from a Corrupt Process

  1. Don Sack says:

    I tried to cooperate with these folks early on in the MLPAI process and they transcribed my fishing areas wrong on their maps and I could not get them to correct them so in the end I told them to not include their map of my fishing area in their study. This meant that my fishing grounds were excluded from their study and were not taken into consideration in the process. :(

  2. Tomas DiFiore says:

    On point Power Point David. Thank you. This whole process has been kind of like that old cartoon, where two frames are side by side, very similar, but some things were changed, and the goal is to find the differences. You captured the essence of their deceit. It’s right there in front of our eyes, just not how we said it, and not how we saw it last, or even how we saw it (out the window) on the way to many a meeting in Eureka. I liked the part where the Science panel was divided over the actuality of the kelp canopy to the west of Hwy 1. Everyone saw it, but it could not be counted – at all. It wasn’t in the purchased database. Local Ecological Knowledge and Tribal Ecological Knowledge were never given a fair evaluation. Couldn’t even get 3 minutes most of the time.