All Blog articles by Dan Bacher

Conservation groups call on Feinstein to oppose Valadao drought bill

Restore the Delta (RTD) and a coalition of environmental groups, fishing organizations and Indian Tribes today urged Senator Dianne Feinstein to keep her word regarding drought legislation and to ensure that H.R. 5781, Congressman David Valadao's salmon-killing "drought relief" bill, is not...

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Brown Administration Abandons Raid on Fishing License Funds!

In a victory for recreational anglers, the California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) has abandoned its plan to raid fishing and hunting licensing funds to manage questionable "marine protected areas," created under the privately funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative.

This...

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Secretary Laird announces release of Marine Protected Areas ‘Partnership Plan’

If you just yearn to hear proponents of corporate greenwashing and the alleged "marine protected areas" created under the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative spout their disinformation, you should attend the next meeting of the California Ocean "Protection" Council (OPC) at the...

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Feinstein delays controversial drought legislation until next year

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced on November 20 that she has abandoned the secret negotiations to craft a controversial drought relief bill this year, but said she will try to pass the legislation next year. 

The delay is a victory by a coalition of fishing groups,...

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30,000 people demand that Governor Brown halt offshore fracking

The state and federal governments have been in collusion with Big Oil in California for decades - and people concerned about the future of fish, wildlife and the oceans are fed up with the fact that Southern California's oceans were fracked at least 203 times over the past 20 years. 

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Western States Petroleum Association spent $4 million lobbying this summer

The oil industry spent millions in political campaigns in California this election cycle, led by the over $7.6 million that they used to defeat a measure calling for a fracking ban in Santa Barbara County. 

Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)...
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Goliath Wins Against David on Prop. 1

Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion water bond, sailed to easy victory last night, as forecasted in a number of polls. 

The election results show how the power of millions of dollars of corporate money in the corrupt oligarchy of California were able to defeat a how a...

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Goliath Gets Bigger: Prop. 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 Million

The debate over the pros and cons of Proposition 1, Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion water bond, is very important, but an even bigger issue in any environmental battle or process is the money behind the campaign. 

The big corporate money behind the water bond largely determines who the bond...
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Nature Conservancy contributes $500,000 to Yes on Prop. 1 campaign

The Nature Conservancy, one of the largest recipients of Walton Family Foundation money every year, has joined Big Oil, corporate agribusiness, the health insurance industry, tobacco giant Philip Morris and greedy billionaires in dumping big money into the Yes on Proposition 1 campaign. 
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Chief Caleen Sisk: It Is All One BIG Project

 

Tribal leaders and river and groundwater protection advocates on Monday, October 27, announced their strong opposition to Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown's controversial State Water Bond, at a news conference in Redding 

The Prop 1 opponents spoke and answered questions at Lake...
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