On September 19, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar claimed that Delta advocates’ fears of a water grab by corporate interests were unfounded. Are they? Or are they right on the money?
Author: Dan Bacher
- California Water Wars
- Clean Energy
- Climate Change
- Drill Baby Drill
- Election 2012
- Election 2014
- Election 2016
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Executive Branch
- Natural Resources
- New Urbanism
- Occupy Wall Street
- Other Politics
- Police Brutality
- Political Spectrum
- Sponsored Post
- Tar Sands
- Truth or Consequences
- US Election
- Wind Power
California Governor Jerry Brown puts an official tribal liaison in his office – will this make him more aware of the needs of native peoples, and move him to actually consult them on things like water and fishing issues that affect their livelihoods (as well as the environment)?
The California Fish and Game Commission has held back closures of large areas off the California coast as marine protection areas. There had been an October 1 start date, but now the areas won’t be closed to fishing until January 1, 2012.
Earlier this month the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) disapproved the regulation package for the Marine Life Protection Areas (MLPA), informing the Commission that it had additional questions and requests for more information that will require a re-notice of the regulations.
In a victory for opponents of the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative and champions of open and democratic process in California, the Office of Administrative Law on September 2 disapproved the marine protected areas (MPAs) for the Southern California coast that were originally slated to go into effect on October 1, 2011.
As a package of “human right to water” bills proceeds through the California’s legislature, the state’s failure to provide clean, safe drinking water to its residents has captured the attention of the United Nations in a special report.
Governor Jerry Brown, in his remarks to the editorial board of the Fresno Bee on Wednesday, August 17, reaffirmed his support for a peripheral canal or tunnel to facilitate the export of more California Delta water to corporate agribusiness and southern California water agencies.
The Brown and Obama administrations are aggressively forging ahead with one of the most widely-criticized environmental policies of the Arnold Schwarzenegger administration – the plan to build a peripheral canal to export more water to corporate agribusiness and southern California water agencies.
As happens every year, endangered coho salmon are being stranded in drying pools in the Scott River system, due to inaction by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG), NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Forest Service and the California Water Resources Control Board. An independent investigation by Klamath Riverkeeper Erica Terence reveals that in spite […]
“Arnie’s World,” a museum focusing on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s life in bodybuilding, acting and politics, has opened at the house in the small Austrian town of Thal where he was born. A “soft” opening took place on July 30 to mark the ex-California Governor’s 64th birthday before a grand opening ceremony takes place later this year, […]
While some governments and environmental NGOs have pushed marine protected areas in the U.S. and throughout the world as the solution to protecting the ocean and maintaining biodiversity in marine ecosystems, a United Nations study released on July 28 said continued reliance on a strategy of setting aside land and marine territories as protected areas is “insufficient” to stem global biodiversity loss.
A peripheral canal or tunnel that takes large amounts of fresh water from the Delta would devastate families, farmers, and businesses in our community. – Representative Jerry McNerney.
As pumps continue to send record amounts of water to corporate agribusiness and southern California, they’re also slaughtering record numbers of fish. And this destruction comes at a time when fish populations are already at historically low levels.
While US fish stocks are rebounding, some California fish, especially the Central Valley chinook salmon, remain in crisis because of bad water policies, not fishing policies.
The horrific counts of Sacramento splittail, Central Valley chinook salmon and other fish species consumed by the deadly water export pumping facilities on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta continue unabated.
A national coalition of recreational anglers is concerned that misinformation by state officials has led many anglers to believe that new marine protected areas off Southern California have already gone into effect when they have not. The fishing groups also note that litigation challenging the legitimacy of these closures, implemented under a privately funded process […]