Editor's Corner

Written By: Dan Bacher July 23, 2014

State and feds release Central Valley salmon restoration plans

The federal and state fishery agencies yesterday jointly released their two plans to restore Central Valley salmon and steelhead as California's people and fish struggle with a historic...

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Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall

Written By: Dan Bacher July 22, 2014

Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall

Group says taxpayers and ratepayers are on the hook for BDCP   

It appears that California is not only running out of water during the drought, but it is running out of money to move that water...

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Department of Conservation stops injection of fracking waste

Written By: Dan Bacher July 21, 2014

Department of Conservation stops injection of fracking waste

 

In a move welcomed by anti-fracking activists, the California Department of Conservation has shut down oil and gas water injection sites over concerns that toxic waste from hydraulic...
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Written By: Dan Bacher July 18, 2014

New Report Reveals the Lure of Recreational Fishing Remains Strong

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The lure of recreational fishing remains strong, according to the 2014 Special Report on Fishing released on July 16 by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)...

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Protesters urge Brown to protect California’s water by banning fracking

Written By: Dan Bacher July 15, 2014

Protesters urge Brown to protect California’s water by banning fracking

As the State Water Resources Control Board approved new emergency regulations to fine residential "water hogs" up to $500 a day, Californians Against Fracking urged Governor Jerry Brown to ban...

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Federal judge denies motion to block water transfers

Written By: Dan Bacher July 13, 2014

Federal judge denies motion to block water transfers

Is Fresno judge's decision a 'death warrant' for Delta smelt?   

In major setback to Delta smelt recovery efforts, a federal judge on July 11 denied a motion by an environmental group and...

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Big rally against the tunnels set for July 29!

Written By: Dan Bacher July 8, 2014

Big rally against the tunnels set for July 29!

July 29 will be the last day for public comment on Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels.

I urge everybody to join Restore the Delta at a...

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American River fish hatcheries evacuated as water is mismanaged

Written By: Dan Bacher July 3, 2014

American River fish hatcheries evacuated as water is mismanaged

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) evacuated about 1 million rainbow trout from the American River Fish Hatchery and nearly 430,000 fingerling steelhead from Nimbus Fish...

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Written By: Dan Bacher July 2, 2014

Delta farmer files ‘No Blank Checks Initiative’

Dean Cortopassi, the Stockton area farmer known for the many television, radio and TV ads against the peripheral canal and tunnels that he sponsored during the Schwarzenegger administration,...

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Delta group reveals Brown water bond is not ‘tunnels neutral’

Written By: Dan Bacher June 30, 2014

Delta group reveals Brown water bond is not ‘tunnels neutral’

 

California Governor Jerry Brown last week discussed with state legislators his outline for a $6 billion water bond to replace the $11.1 billion bond currently on the November ballot. 

His...
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