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Starrh & Starrh Cotton Growers: $10 million in taxpayer subsidies behind the ‘tears’

Written By: Dan Bacher April 10, 2014

Starrh & Starrh Cotton Growers: $10 million in taxpayer subsidies behind the ‘tears’

To understand what is really going on in California water politics, you have to "follow the money." 

Restore the Delta, opponents of Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build...

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Written By: Dan Bacher April 10, 2014

Northern California Rivers and Fish Doomed Absent Immediate Agency Action

Tribes, Fishing Groups and Conservation Groups Call for “Flow Listings” 

Initial projections of the April 1 snowpack assessment, a key indicator of water conditions, indicate that snowpack is...

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Oil Lobby spending in California increases by 400 percent

Written By: Dan Bacher April 10, 2014

Oil Lobby spending in California increases by 400 percent

 

A ground breaking report released on April 1, 2014 by the ACCE Institute and Common Cause reveals that Big Oil spent $123.6 million to lobby elected officials in California over the past 15...
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Oil lobby spent $56.63 million in Sacramento in 2009-2013

Written By: Dan Bacher March 31, 2014

Oil lobby spent $56.63 million in Sacramento in 2009-2013

A new chart released by Stop Fooling California reveals that the oil industry, including the Western States Petroleum Association, Chevron, BP and other oil companies, spent $56.63 million on...

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Sacramento River salmon trucking program begins

Written By: Dan Bacher March 26, 2014

Sacramento River salmon trucking program begins

Federal and state officials and fishing group representatives yesterday greeted the beginning of a trucking program designed to transport juvenile Sacramento River salmon from a federal fish...

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Big oil lobbyist serves on federal marine protected areas panel

Written By: Dan Bacher March 25, 2014

Big oil lobbyist serves on federal marine protected areas panel

A prominent California oil industry lobbyist not only served as a high ranking official overseeing the creation of marine protected areas in California, but also currently sits on a federal...

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Restore the Delta calls for investigation into water mismanagement

Written By: Dan Bacher March 19, 2014

Restore the Delta calls for investigation into water mismanagement

As supporters of corporate agribusiness interests carried signs proclaiming "Food and People Before Fish" at a Congressional field hearing in Fresno on March 19, Restore the Delta (RTD) called...

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Interior Secretary Jewell refuses to meet with Delta protesters

Written By: Dan Bacher March 13, 2014

Interior Secretary Jewell refuses to meet with Delta protesters

During a visit to the federal water export pumping facilities in the South Delta on March 11, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell affirmed the Obama administration’s support for the Bay...

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Fracking Opponents Should Oppose Peripheral Tunnels

Written By: Dan Bacher March 12, 2014

Fracking Opponents Should Oppose Peripheral Tunnels

The anti-fracking movement in California has grown in recent months since the passage of the green light to fracking bill, Senator Fran Pavley’s Senate Bill 4. 

Fracking opponents heckled Jerry...

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Delta protesters call on Secretary Jewell to not back peripheral tunnels

Written By: Dan Bacher March 11, 2014

Delta protesters call on Secretary Jewell to not back peripheral tunnels



Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today will tour the federal C.W. “Bill” Jones Pumping Plant in Byron that exports Delta water to corporate agribusiness interests and oil companies - and...

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