by Dan Bacher
Pit River Tribe and Allies Rally to Protect Medicine Lake Pit River Tribe and Allies Rally to Protect Medicine Lake

March 28, 2015

Species:Trout,

On March 12, the Pit River Tribe and their Native American and environmental allies optimistically left the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco following oral arguments in their long legal battle to protect the Medicine Lake...

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Drought Shows Folly Of Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels

March 12, 2015

Species:River Salmon, Stripers, Steelhead, Sturgeon,

As strange as it sounds, officials from the Westlands Water District, Kern County Water Agency and Metropolitan Water District should be thanking Restore the Delta (RTD), fishermen, environmentalists and Tribal leaders for opposing...

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MLPA Chair’s Oil Lobby Group Doubled Spending In 2014 MLPA Chair’s Oil Lobby Group Doubled Spending In 2014

February 25, 2015

Species:Saltwater Salmon, Rockfish, Saltwater Stripers, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Lingcod,

The oil industry continued its long reign as the top spender on lobbying in California in 2014, according to data recently released by the California Secretary of State. 

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) led the list with...

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Cold, Dead Fish Awards for 2014

February 13, 2015

Species:Lingcod, River Salmon, Saltwater Salmon, Saltwater Stripers, Saltwater Sturgeon, Steelhead, Halibut, Rockfish, Trout, Stripers, Sturgeon,

It's time to present the "Cold, Dead Fish Awards," an annual tradition, to "reward" those individuals, government agencies, corporations and organizations who have gone out of their way to destroy and despoil the fish, rivers, lakes, bays...

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Water Experts: Governor Brown Should Abandon Doomed Delta Tunnels Water Experts: Governor Brown Should Abandon Doomed Delta Tunnels

November 24, 2014

Species:Bass, River Salmon, Stripers, Sturgeon,

Governor Jerry Brown should abandon his doomed Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels and embrace a sustainable water solution that is fair to all Californians, according to Restore the Delta (RTD), Friends of...

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Proposition 1: A Classic David and Goliath Battle In California Water Politics Proposition 1: A Classic David and Goliath Battle In California Water Politics

October 28, 2014

Species:Bass, River Salmon, Stripers, Sturgeon, Steelhead,

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. Every angler who cares about the future of our...

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Anglers Challenge Potential Ban On Fishing Gear By Cal EPA Anglers Challenge Potential Ban On Fishing Gear By Cal EPA

October 13, 2014

Species:N/A,

The Brown administration, the same one that is relentlessly promoting the construction of the environmentally destructive peripheral tunnels, is now proposing to ban many items found in your tackle boxes in order to “save” the environment....read more ››

Winnemem Wintu Tribe Challenges Shasta Dam Raise, Twin Tunnels Winnemem Wintu Tribe Challenges Shasta Dam Raise, Twin Tunnels

September 28, 2014

Species:River Salmon, Trout, Stripers, Sturgeon, Bass,

For the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and National Park Service, the 602 foot-high Shasta Dam on the Sacramento River north of Redding is a keystone of the Central Valley Project and a monument to engineering skill.

“Shasta Dam, dwarfed only...

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Water Warriors Rally At Trinity River Fish Hatchery Water Warriors Rally At Trinity River Fish Hatchery

September 12, 2014

Species:Trout, Steelhead,

On a very hot day, August 27, over 200 Tribal members and leaders, river advocates, fishermen and politicians attended a day of celebration on the Trinity River right below Lewiston Dam.  

It was a day that the Bureau of Reclamation...

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Governor Brown Signs Tunnels-Enabling Water Bond Governor Brown Signs Tunnels-Enabling Water Bond

September 1, 2014

Species:Bass, River Salmon, Stripers, Sturgeon,

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on August 13 to put a controversial $7.5 water bond before voters this November.  

The Legislature passed the water bond, strongly opposed by family farmers, Delta residents, Tribal leaders, fishing...

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Interior Secretary Turns Her Back On Klamath Salmon Interior Secretary Turns Her Back On Klamath Salmon

August 18, 2014

Species:River Salmon,

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 Elder, who emphasized the scope of the disaster...

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Senator Wolk Reintroduces Revised Water Bond

July 16, 2014

Species:N/A,

State Senator Lois Wolk on Thursday, July 3 reintroduced a revamped Senate Bill 848, responding to requests by Governor Jerry Brown for a more scaled-down bond, before the Senate went into summer recess.

The bill is set at $7.5 billion,...

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FPPC Complaint Against Jerry Meral Filed Amidst Culture Of Corruption

July 10, 2014

Species:Stripers, Sturgeon, River Salmon, Bass,

Remember Jerry Meral, the guy who claimed the "Delta cannot be saved" while he was working for the Brown administration on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels?

Well, it appears that Meral has run afoul...

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Resources Agency official Says Tunnel Plan Documents Won’t Be Translated Resources Agency official Says Tunnel Plan Documents Won’t Be Translated

June 21, 2014

Species:Bass, River Salmon, Stripers, Sturgeon, Steelhead,

The Brown administration has no plans to translate the 40,000 pages of Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and accompanying environment documents into any other language than English, in spite of requests by consevation, fishing, and...

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Internal Memo Reveals  ‘The Fix Is In’ On Delta Tunnel Plan Internal Memo Reveals ‘The Fix Is In’ On Delta Tunnel Plan

June 4, 2014

Species:Stripers, Bass, Catfish, River Salmon, Shad, Steelhead, Sturgeon,

Advocates for the Delta, Central Valley salmon and openness and transparency in government have often stated that the "fix is in" on Governor Jerry Brown's peripheral tunnel plan.

Their contention that the process is rigged and unjustly...

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