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$240 Million Wasted Is Already Too Much

$240 Million Wasted Is Already Too Much

The public review copies of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels and its companion Environmental Impact Report (EIR) became available on-line on Monday, December 9 at: http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/Home.aspx.

The release of...

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Over Half Of This Year’s Winter Run Chinooks May Have Died

Over Half Of This Year’s Winter Run Chinooks May Have Died

As many as half of this year's endangered Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon run may have perished in irrigation ditches, according to information disclosed in a federal agency report, a state agency report and an independent scientific assessment.

To compound...

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Avalanche Of Lawsuits Challenges Delta Plan

Avalanche Of Lawsuits Challenges Delta Plan

Bill Jennings, Executive Director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, recently forecasted an "avalanche" of lawsuits against the Delta Plan approved by the Delta Stewardship Council on May 16. That avalanche of litigation hit the Council from June 13...

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Dave Pfeiffer Honored with Bill Ray Award

Dave Pfeiffer Honored with Bill Ray Award

In 1988 Bill Ray and Bill Shedd founded United Anglers of Southern California. They didn’t really have a mission statement but Bill Shedd says, “One of Bill Ray’s favorite quotes was “let’s leave one for the next guy.” That about sums up what United Anglers of...

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New ‘Marine Reserve’ Network Doesn’t Protect The Ocean

New ‘Marine Reserve’ Network Doesn’t Protect The Ocean

A new network of controversial "marine protected areas" went into effect on the North Coast from Point Arena to the Oregon border on December 19, completing the statewide network from the Oregon to the Mexican border created under the privately funded Marine Life...

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Groups blast Brown regime for squandering opportunity to restore Delta

Groups blast Brown regime for squandering opportunity to restore Delta

Three prominent environmental coalitions - Friends of the River, the Environmental Water Caucus and Restore the Delta  - slammed the Brown Administration today for "squandering the opportunity" to create a Delta Plan that would "restore and heal" the Delta through...

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Delta Fish Populations Reach Record Low Levels

Delta Fish Populations Reach Record Low Levels

The abundance of Delta fish species documented in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s fall midwater trawl survey plummeted again in 2012, after a temporary increase among Delta smelt and other species in 2011. 

This record low abundance was predicted by...

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NOAA seeks public comment on expanding marine sanctuaries

NOAA seeks public comment on expanding marine sanctuaries

In a move welcomed by environmentalists, fishermen and Tribal members, the federal government announced on December 20 it will begin a public process to review the expansion of the boundaries for the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine...

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MLPA Initiative based on incomplete and terminally flawed science

MLPA Initiative based on incomplete and terminally flawed science

On the day that alleged "marine protected areas" went into effect on the North Coast, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) released its new "Guide to the Northern California Marine Protected Areas." 

A press release from the DFG on December 19 claimed, "This...

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