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Tribal protesters urge Secretary Jewell to stop Klamath River fish kill

Written By: Dan Bacher August 14, 2014

Tribal protesters urge Secretary Jewell to stop Klamath River fish kill

Tribal members from the Trinity and Klamath rivers, carrying an array of colorful signs, converged on a press conference in Redding, California on Tuesday, August 12 to urge Sally Jewell,...

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Water bond includes $485 million to buy water for Brown’s death tunnels

Written By: Dan Bacher August 13, 2014

Water bond includes $485 million to buy water for Brown’s death tunnels

Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and over two dozen agricultural, water, environmental, labor and corporate...

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Jerry Brown signs legislation to extend water bond deadline

Written By: Dan Bacher August 12, 2014

Jerry Brown signs legislation to extend water bond deadline

Governor Jerry Brown on August 11 signed legislation to extend the deadline to place a new water bond on the November ballot by 48 hours. 

“Today’s legislative action provides additional time...

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Bay Delta Conservation Plan opponents ask Brown to release water bond language

Written By: Dan Bacher August 8, 2014

Bay Delta Conservation Plan opponents ask Brown to release water bond language

In an email sent to his campaign supporters on August 5, Governor Jerry Brown called for a “no frills, no pork” $6 billion bond that would be “tunnels neutral.” 

Opponents of the Bay Delta...

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Will Obama administration inaction lead to another Klamath River fish kill?

Written By: Dan Bacher August 1, 2014

Will Obama administration inaction lead to another Klamath River fish kill?

In September 2002, Dan Carter, fishing guide, called to tell me that a massive fish kill was taking place on the lower Klamath River. He soon turned the phone over to Walt Lara, Yurok Tribal...

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Greenwashing Destruction: Fake marine “protection” and Brown’s tunnels

Written By: Dan Bacher July 29, 2014

Greenwashing Destruction: Fake marine “protection” and Brown’s tunnels

Today, July 29, is the final day of the public comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels and the Environmental Impact Statement/Report...

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Bay Delta Conservation Plan Officials Suppress Freedom of Speech

Written By: Dan Bacher July 27, 2014

Bay Delta Conservation Plan Officials Suppress Freedom of Speech

State and federal officials have constantly claimed that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan process is "open and transparent," but a short comment letter submitted to BDCP officials by Friends of...

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Written By: Dan Bacher July 25, 2014

PPIC Poll: 51 percent of likely voters would back $11.1 billion water bond

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has just released the results of a statewide survey revealing that a "slim majority" of likely voters, 51 percent, would support the $11.1...

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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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