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Feinstein delays controversial drought legislation until next year

Written By: Dan Bacher November 21, 2014

Feinstein delays controversial drought legislation until next year

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced on November 20 that she has abandoned the secret negotiations to craft a controversial drought relief bill this year, but said she will try to pass...

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30,000 people demand that Governor Brown halt offshore fracking

Written By: Dan Bacher November 17, 2014

30,000 people demand that Governor Brown halt offshore fracking

The state and federal governments have been in collusion with Big Oil in California for decades - and people concerned about the future of fish, wildlife and the oceans are fed up with the...

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Written By: Dan Bacher November 12, 2014

Western States Petroleum Association spent $4 million lobbying this summer

The oil industry spent millions in political campaigns in California this election cycle, led by the over $7.6 million that they used to defeat a measure calling for a fracking ban in Santa...

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Goliath Wins Against David on Prop. 1

Written By: Dan Bacher November 5, 2014

Goliath Wins Against David on Prop. 1

Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion water bond, sailed to easy victory last night, as forecasted in a number of polls. 

The election results show how the power of millions of...

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Written By: Dan Bacher November 1, 2014

Goliath Gets Bigger: Prop. 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 Million

The debate over the pros and cons of Proposition 1, Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion water bond, is very important, but an even bigger issue in any environmental battle or process is the money...

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Nature Conservancy contributes $500,000 to Yes on Prop. 1 campaign

Written By: Dan Bacher November 1, 2014

Nature Conservancy contributes $500,000 to Yes on Prop. 1 campaign

The Nature Conservancy, one of the largest recipients of Walton Family Foundation money every year, has joined Big Oil, corporate agribusiness, the health insurance industry, tobacco giant...

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Chief Caleen Sisk: It Is All One BIG Project

Written By: Dan Bacher October 28, 2014

Chief Caleen Sisk: It Is All One BIG Project

 

Tribal leaders and river and groundwater protection advocates on Monday, October 27, announced their strong opposition to Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown's controversial State Water...
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Written By: Dan Bacher October 26, 2014

Contributions to Yes on Prop. 1 and 2 campaigns rise to over $13 million

Campaign contributions to the Yes on Proposition 1 and 2 campaigns soared to $13,212,726 on Friday, October 24 as corporate agribusiness, oil companies, billionaires, the health care industry...

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Governor Reveals True Intent of Prop. 1 - the Brown Water Plan

Written By: Dan Bacher October 23, 2014

Governor Reveals True Intent of Prop. 1 - the Brown Water Plan

After months of misrepresenting the true purpose of Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown "inadvertently undermined his own message" at a recent Stanford water conference, according to a...

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Written By: Dan Bacher October 21, 2014

No on Prop. 1: Where is the water to show for billions borrowed from previous bonds?

In his latest TV ad promoting the water bond, Governor Jerry Brown claims that the voters' approval of Propositions 1 and 2 will "save water" and "save money."

 “It’s been over 50 years since...

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