All Blog articles by Dan Bacher

No on Prop. 1: Where is the water to show for billions borrowed from previous bonds?

In his latest TV ad promoting the water bond, Governor Jerry Brown claims that the voters' approval of Propositions 1 and 2 will "save water" and "save money."

 “It’s been over 50 years since we built the State Water Project that’s been the backbone of California,” says the Governor...


Hoopa Valley Tribe Opposes Proposition 1

The Hoopa Tribal Council agreed across the table to oppose California's ballot measure Prop. 1, Governor Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion water bond.

Danielle Vigil-Masten, Chairwoman of the Hoopa Valley Tribe on the Trinity River, urges people to get out and Vote NO on Prop. 1.

"California -...


Brown Regime Gets Ugly Over State Water Project Contract Extension

As if Governor Jerry Brown's plan to build the TwinTunnels and his many other attacks on salmon, water and the public trust in recent years weren't bad enough, the Brown administration has opened yet another toxic route in the race to the environmental bottom. 

According to a coalition of...

The water bond: A classic David and Goliath battle in California politics

The campaign for and against Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond on the November 4 ballot, has emerged as the classic David and Goliath battle of this election season in California. 

The Governor, Republican and Democratic Party establishment, corporate agribusiness interests,...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation spent over $18 million on MLPA Initiative

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the foundation that was established by Intel founder Gordon Moore and his wife Betty, contributed $18,086,716, through the Resources Legacy Fund Foundation, to fund the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative in California from 2004 to 2012.



Save the American River Association: Vote No on Prop. 1!

The Save the American River Association (SARA) Board of Directors has issued an action alert urging all of their members and supporters to Vote NO on Proposition 1, the water bond measure on this November's ballot. 

SARA listed the following reasons for voting No on the water bond: 

• Prop. 1...


Rally outside the Resnick mansion Oct. 2! Mock reception with the Koch Brothers of California water

Want to have some fun and challenge corporate agribusiness at the same time? Then attend a mock reception outside the home of famous (infamous) Delta water diverters, Stewart and Lynda Resnick, hosted by the No on Proposition 1 campaign. 

There will be be a rally and press conference at this...


Big Oil Brown greenwashes his legacy at U.N. Climate Summit

Jerry Brown, one of the worst governors for fish, water and the environment in California history, spoke to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City today in a cynical attempt to greenwash his deplorable environmental record. 

During his U.N. address, Governor...


Did Prop. 30 donors know their money would support debt for deadbeat dams?


Only in the "green" state of California would a Governor use a legal loophole to divert millions of dollars from a campaign to raise taxes for public education over to an entirely different campaign to pass a pork-laden $7.5 billion water bond to fund huge dams, bike trails in...

Ami Bera introduces bill to block federal funding for BDCP

On September 9, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) introduced a bill with Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and John Garamendi (CA-03) to block FY 2015 federal funds from being used for California’s controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels. 

The Brown...


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