All Blog articles by Dan Bacher

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 (EIS/EIR). 

Restore the Delta and other groups opposed to the construction of the twin tunnels will rally...


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 the River on July 24 revealed that the controversial process is anything but "open and...


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 billion water bond. 

The survey, "Californians and the Environment," also indicated that support for a...


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 drought - and poor management of northern California reservoirs including Shasta, Oroville and Folsom. more ››

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 because of mismanagement, according to the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN). 



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 fracturing operations may be threatening drinking water supplies during a historic drought. 

According to...

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) and the Outdoor Foundation at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show (ICAST)...


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 the environmentally destructive, water intensive oil drilling practice known as hydraulic...


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 fishing organization for a preliminary injunction against water transfers from northern California to...


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 rally marking this date at the State Capitol in Sacramento and in raising the ongoing message “NO...


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