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California Tribes and Youth Ask Gov. Newsom to Save Salmon

Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Karuk, Pit River and Miwok Tribal members, the Yurok Tribe, and supporters will rally in Redding today with local Indigenous people to protest the Department of Water Resources’ Delta Tunnel proposal that threatens imperiled salmon and North State water quality. By Dan Bacher They are calling on Governor Newsom to adhere to […]

March 2nd

California files lawsuit against Trump’s salmon-killing water plan

One day after Governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said they would sue President Donald Trump over his signing of revised biological opinions in Bakersfield, Becerra, the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday evening filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for failing to protect endangered fish […]

February 21st

Trump has big plans for (stealing) California’s water (to give away to millionaires)

The Trump administration plans to sign a revised biological opinion to maximize water deliveries to corporate agribusiness as Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt visit California today and tomorrow. By Dan Bacher In response,  Noah Oppenheim, executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), and Morning Star Gali, member of the Pit […]

February 19th

Trump will visit California to sign awful salmon-killing water plan

In the latest volley in the California Water Wars, President Donald Trump will travel to Bakersfield in the southern San Joaquin Valley on Wednesday, February 19, to sign a Record of Decision (ROD) on his controversial federal Biological Opinion that maximizes water deliveries from the pumps that divert water from the San Francisco Bay-Delta. By Dan Bacher Conservation groups believe that Trump’s alliance with powerful corporate […]

February 17th

California tribal members and youth ask for North state hearings and river protection at Delta Tunnel hearing

Northern California Tribal members, supporters, and members of the Hoopa High School water protector club traveled to Sacramento to ask the state of California to protect the Trinity and Sacramento Rivers, and to schedule meetings in Northern California on the Governor’s proposed Delta Conveyance Project, according to a press release from Save California Salmon. By […]

February 4th

Salmon fishermen blast Trump admin’s war on science

The Trump administration continues to suppress scientists who disagree with  the anti-science dogma promoted by Big Ag, Big Oil and other corporate interests. In the latest foray in the war on science, federal salmon biologists’ warnings about dangers to Chinook salmon and steelhead poised by planned increased water diversions by the Central Valley Water Project have been suppressed […]

August 22nd

Bureau of Reclamation needs to do more for spawning Chinook salmon

Fishing experts in California are urging the Bureau of Reclamation to ensure a strong spawning season for Chinook Salmon. We don’t want to see a repeat of the 67% mortality that occurred in 2001, a record year for returning American River Chinook salmon, due to low, warm water releases by Reclamation from Nimbus Dam. By […]

April 4th

Trump admin launches “frivolous lawsuit” against California water board

The Trump administration today filed a lawsuit against the State Water Resources Control Board for “failure” to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for its approval of increased flows for salmon, steelhead and other species on the San Joaquin River. By Dan Bacher Fishing and environmental groups called the litigation a “frivolous attempt” to divert more water and […]

April 1st

Why is the FDA ending the import ban on GMO “Frankenfish” salmon?

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will lift the import ban on eggs of AquaBounty’s genetically modified salmon product, drawing praise from the company and strong criticism from fishing organizations. By Dan Bacher Both the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association and the Golden Gate Salmon Association blasted the decision and vowed they […]

March 10th

There are only a handful of steelhead left in Alameda Creek, California

Alameda Creek, the largest local watershed in Alameda County and the Bay Area, once hosted big runs of steelhead and Chinook steelhead. However, dams, other barriers and water diversions decimated these runs. By Dan Bacher Here is the latest press release on the great work by the Alameda Creek Alliance and Jeff Miller to restore these magnificent […]

February 12th