All Blog articles by Dan Bacher

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 California from new offshore oil development in state waters.

McGuire appeared with other legislators and...

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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 spawning habitat in the Sacramento River above the city of Redding to protect winter-run Chinook...

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State Legislation Targets State’s Decline in Fishing Participation

California’s costly, antiquated licensing program threatens outdoor tourism, jobs

 
April 7, 2015 (Sacramento, CA): Today, California’s leading advocate for salt- and freshwater recreational anglers, the California Sportfishing League (CSL), announced the introduction of a...
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Governor Jerry Brown rips the green mask off his tunnels plan

Governor Jerry Brown has finally admitted what most Californians have known all along – the “conservation” and “habitat restoration” components of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan have been nothing but window dressing for the twin tunnels water grab, potentially the most environmentally...

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California water restrictions must include Nestlé, Big Ag and Big Oil!

The mainstream media, state officials and corporate "environmental" groups have for years tried to portray California as the "green" leader of the nation. In reality, California suffers from some of the greatest environmental degradation of any state in the nation, since corporate...

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CDFW proposes emergency fishing closure of Sacramento River section to ‘protect’ winter Chinook!

The Brown administration, in collaboration with the Obama administration, has driven winter run Chinook closer to extinction through the abysmal management of Northern California reservoirs and rivers during the drought.

Ninety-five percent of winter Chinook eggs and young fish perished...

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Governor Brown’s drought order lets corporate agribusiness, oil companies off the hook

Governor Jerry Brown on April 1 issued an executive order that he claimed will "save water" during California's record drought by imposing mandatory 25 percent reductions in water usage by cites and counties.  
Critics of the Governor’s water policies quickly responded that Brown’s order...

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Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishing Season Will Begin April 4

The recreational salmon fishing season is slated to begin in the Fort Bragg, San Francisco and Monterey South regions of the California Coast on Saturday, April 4, 2015. In spite of the record drought, the outlook for this year's season is promising, due to a relative abundance of both...

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Reclamation slashes American River flows to 500 cfs

(Sacramento) This year was the worst ever for steelhead returns to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery on the American River – and things aren’t getting any better with a scheduled drop in flows on the river to 500 cubic feet per second (cfs.). That means low, warm flows for steelhead and king salmon...

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Drought legislation must target agribusiness and Big Oil

Governor Jerry Brown joined Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Republican Leaders Senator Bob Huff and Assemblymember Kristin to unveil legislation that they claimed addresses the State’s unprecedented drought crisis. 

A statement from the...

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