Browsing the "water" Tag

Exposed: Federal funding for GMO salmon?

October 8th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

Why are our tax dollars going to subsidize the creation of Frankenfish? It's bad enough the government has totally failed to do any kind of regulation for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), including blocking attempts to at least mandate labeling for these artificial and barely-tested foods . But why on earth should taxpayers have to subsidize the hugely-profitable companies that are developing them

Fail: California’s marine protected areas blocked

September 11th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

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,

U.N. water report focuses on California failures

August 31st, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

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.

Cali. Governor Jerry Brown doubles down on water diversion

August 19th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

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

Bechtel family wades into California’s water wars

June 9th, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

One reason a lot of powerful folks want to see a peripheral canal built in California is... money. A whole lot of money. It'll take billions to build the canal, there are billions to be made exporting vast amounts of water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California (and to NorCal big agribusiness). And there will be more billions to be made cleaning up the mess that will make - because the same huge companies will bid on those contracts, too

California kills 2 million fish in 3 days

May 21st, 2011 | by Dan Bacher

The carnage of imperiled native fish continues to accelerate in the state and federal water project pumps on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. These massive pumps deliver subsidized water to corporate agribusiness on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and southern California water agencies

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