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Santa Barbara oil spill highlights dangers of offshore fracking and drilling

Written By: Dan Bacher May 19, 2015

Santa Barbara oil spill highlights dangers of offshore fracking and drilling

In the same region where questionable "marine protected areas" were created under the helm of a Big Oil lobbyist, state and federal government crews are cleaning up a big oil spill off the...

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CDFW celebrates “Endangered Species Day” as it hastens species extinction

Written By: Dan Bacher May 18, 2015

CDFW celebrates “Endangered Species Day” as it hastens species extinction

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the same agency that has presided over the collapse of winter run Chinook, Central Valley steelhead, Delta smelt, green sturgeon and other...

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North Coast organizes to fight drought related threats to rivers

Written By: Dan Bacher May 8, 2015

North Coast organizes to fight drought related threats to rivers

Tribal water activists presented short films about threats to Northern California’s rivers from Governor Jerry Brown’s drought plans at Arcata’s D Street Community Center on the evening of...

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May 11 is California Rivers Day at the Capitol

Written By: Dan Bacher May 8, 2015

May 11 is California Rivers Day at the Capitol

 

California Rivers Day 2015 is bringing together 25 river groups from across the state to speak up for rivers and call on state leaders to support sustainable drought solutions at noon on...
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Written By: Dan Bacher May 7, 2015

Governor Makes Three Appointments to Department of Water Resources
On May 1, Governor Jerry Brown announced the following changes in staff positions at the Department of Water Resources following Thursday's release of the revised Bay Delta Conservation Plan...
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Almond acreage goes up 150,000 acres during record drought

Written By: Dan Bacher May 7, 2015

Almond acreage goes up 150,000 acres during record drought

California growers continue to expand their almond acreage in the state during the current drought while the Brown administration has mandated that urban families slash their water usage by 25...

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Billionaire Stewart Resnick Is Advisor to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

Written By: Dan Bacher May 7, 2015

Billionaire Stewart Resnick Is Advisor to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

A lot of things about Beverly Hills billionaire Stewart Resnick, owner of Paramount Farms, and his wife, Lynda, are well-known.

Environmentalists have castigated the Resnicks, the largest...

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Written By: Dan Bacher April 28, 2015

California Fishing License Bill Passes Senate Natural Resources Committee

If a bill making its way through the California Legislature becomes law, anglers will be able to buy a recreational fishing license valid for a full 12 months from the date of puchase, rather...

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Senator McGuire introduces legislation to forever ban CA offshore oil drilling

Written By: Dan Bacher April 24, 2015

Senator McGuire introduces legislation to forever ban CA offshore oil drilling

At an Earth Day press conference at the State Capitol, Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) announced the introduction of legislation, Senate Bill 788, to forever protect the coast of...

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Commission approves fishing closure on Sacramento River section

Written By: Dan Bacher April 20, 2015

Commission approves fishing closure on Sacramento River section

The California Fish and Game Commission on April 17 unanimously approved a controversial emergency regulation by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to close 5.5 miles of...

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