by Dan Bacher
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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Friends Of The River Posts Tunnel Plan Comments Suppressed By The Government

April 26, 2014

Species:N/A,

The officials behind the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels, just like the political hacks and corporate operatives who oversaw the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to create so-called "marine...

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Tribes And Allies Rally Against Fracking, Tunnels And Dam Raise Tribes And Allies Rally Against Fracking, Tunnels And Dam Raise

April 1, 2014

Species:N/A,

Hundreds of members of California Indian Nations and Tribes from throughout the country gathered with a crowd of over 4000 people including environmentalists and fishermen to send a clear message to Governor Brown: ban fracking, an...

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Map Reveals Tunnels Will Supply Water For Agribusiness, Fracking Map Reveals Tunnels Will Supply Water For Agribusiness, Fracking

March 24, 2014

Species:Sturgeon, Stripers, River Salmon,

Much of the area that the oil industry could frack for oil and natural gas in California is located in and near toxic, drainage-impaired land farmed by corporate agribusiness interests on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, Restore...

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Delta Advocates Call On Obama To Not Support Tunnels Delta Advocates Call On Obama To Not Support Tunnels

March 3, 2014

Species:Stripers, Sturgeon, Steelhead, River Salmon,

Advocates for the restoration of Central Valley salmon and the Delta rallied with colorful signs and banners at an intersection surrounded by fields on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley 12 miles west of the town of Firebaugh on...

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The Emptying Of Northern California Reservoirs The Emptying Of Northern California Reservoirs

February 15, 2014

Species:N/A,

The dry bed of Folsom Lake has become an unlikely tourist attraction for visitors to the Sacramento area this year. On any given day this winter, large numbers of people can be seen wandering around the mud flats, granite boulders and rock...

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