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Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Fishermen Blast Bay Delta Conservation Plan - by Dan Bacher
Rather than being a “rational, balanced plan” as Secretary John Laird claimed it is, Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of Winnemem Wintu Tribe, denounced the tunnel plan as “a death sentence for salmon and a violation of indigenous rights.” Photo: Tribal leaders, fishermen, family farmers, environmentalists and elected officials held a press conference on the north steps of the State Capitol opposing Governor Jerry Brown. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:10PM
Dark Links: the MLPA Initiative and Bay Delta Conservation Plan - by Dan Bacher
Likewise, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan has been developed without any consent from California Tribes, as required under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. In fact, the first formal informational meeting for California Tribes on the BDCP was held on December 10, in Sacramento - the day after the EIR/EIS for the tunnel plan was released! That is hardly "government-to-government" consultation, as required under state, federal and international law. “There is no pr...
Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:22AM
California's Lone Wolf Returns, Highlighting Need for Wolf Protection - by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— California’s first confirmed wild wolf in nearly 90 years made a return trip to the Golden State for a brief visit this past weekend. According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the wolf called OR-7 crossed the border into Siskiyou County on Dec. 7, then returned to Oregon. His brief foray back into California supports the position advanced by wolf advocates that wolves from Oregon will continue to make their way into the state and that the species thus war...
Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:47PM
Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Same Bad Proposal, No Real Solution - by Sierra Club California
Sierra Club California Responds to Bay Delta Conservation Plan Release: Same Bad Proposal, No Real Solution (see PDF).
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 6:13PM
Winnemem Wintu Reject Bay Delta Conservation Plan - by Dan Bacher
“There is no precedent for the killing of an estuary of this size, so how could any study be trusted to protect the Delta for salmon and other fish? How can they even know what the effects will be?” said Chief and Spiritual Leader Caleen Sisk. “The end of salmon would also mean the end of Winnemem, so the BDCP is a threat to our very existence as indigenous people.” Photo of Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, by Dan Bacher
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 9:06AM
Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR runs rough-shod over the facts - by Dan Bacher
“There will be some beneficiaries of this project, however,” said Carolee Krieger, the executive director of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN). “The Twin Tunnels will allow a few hundred corporate farms in the western San Joaquin Valley – corporations with junior water contracts – to increase their control over the state’s developed water.“ Photo of giant water pumping facilities at San Luis Reservoir, an off stream impoundment that stores Delta water for the Cent...
Posted: Mon Dec 9, 2013 7:42AM
Tell Governor Brown No to the Tunnels - by Dan Bacher
A total of $240 million has already been spent on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels - and it will take another $1.2 billion to complete the design and planning for the government boondoggle. Why throw more good money after bad? Now's the time for the Brown administration to flush its twin tunnels plan down the toilet of history before it costs taxpayers, water district and ratepayers even more than it already has.
Posted: Sat Dec 7, 2013 10:37AM
Speak out for the Farm: Albany City P+Z and General Assembly - by Occupy the Farm
Albany City Hall 1000 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA
Event Date:Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:45AM
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 1:54PM
Water Board Ends Waiver That Allowed Unregulated Dumping of Toxic Drilling Muds - by Center for Biological Diversity
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— A coalition of environmental and public-health groups scored an important victory today when a regional water board voted 4-1 to kill a waiver that for years has allowed oil companies to dump toxic drilling muds in California’s Central Valley without regulation or reporting.
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:36AM
Court Rejects Plan to Clearcut California Redwoods for Vineyard - by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA ROSA, Calif.— Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Elliot Daum has rejected a plan to clearcut 154 acres of Northern California redwoods to plant vineyards for a winery. The proposal for an area in northwestern Sonoma County was challenged by the Sierra Club’s Redwood Chapter, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Gualala River. In response, Judge Daum said the state’s “environmental impact report” for Artesa Winery’s forest-to-vineyard project violates the Ca...
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:33AM
December 19: a dark day for science and the ocean - by Dan Bacher
The mainstream media, state officials and corporate "environmentalists" refuse to discuss one of the biggest scandals regarding the creation of these marine protected areas - the terminally flawed and incomplete science that these MPAs were based upon and the alarming fact that Ron LeValley of Eureka, the co-chair of the MLPA Initiative Science Advisory Team that oversaw the crafting of these alleged "Yosemites of the Sea," is now awaiting trial on federal conspiracy to embezzle charges. M...
Posted: Fri Dec 6, 2013 11:04AM
Agencies will receive Bay Delta Conservation Plan documents Friday - by Dan Bacher
The tunnel plan is based on the false premise that you can restore a river system by stealing more water from it.
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 7:56PM
Legal Brief Shows Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s Rehearing Request Has No Legal Merit - by Amy Trainer
Environmental groups support Interior Department’s opposition to Drakes Bay Oyster Company's en banc rehearing and affirm 9th Circuit Appeals Court's denial of preliminary injunction.
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 2:15PM
Over 3500 People Attend Indigenous Peoples Annual Sunrise Gathering - by Dan Bacher
“As we gather today to celebrate, we do not celebrate the re-write of history that has become Thanksgiving," said Andrea Carmen, Executive Director of the International Indian Treaty Council. "We celebrate our survival as indigenous people. In reality, on this day so long ago, 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Nation were slaughtered during their sacred Green Corn ceremonies by Pilgrims they had saved during the winter months with their own food." Photo of Radley Davis, Morning ...
Posted: Wed Dec 4, 2013 5:48PM
Fecotopia: From Water Closet to Watershed - by Katy Warner
Fecotopia tells the story of a community in rural California that found a way to turn human waste into a valuable asset for the environment and the community. Three decades ago, the town of Arcata reclaimed a condemned landfill and abandoned log pond to create the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary; a sewage treatment plant like none before it. By following the stories of the animals that live at the marsh, the people who enjoy it, and the history, science and forward-thinking behind the pro...
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 3:53PM
Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Supporters Vandalize Environmental Action Committee office - by Amy Trainer
For the second time this year, supporters of Drakes Bay Oyster Company have vandalized the Point Reyes Station office of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin (EAC).
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 11:59AM
Bay Delta Conservation Plan is not the 'most realistic plan' - by Dan Bacher
How will the tunnels benefit salmon, steelhead and other species when they are in fact only spreading the fish carnage from the South Delta to the Sacramento River also? The massacre of Central Valley salmon, steelhead, Sacramento splittail, American shad, striped bass and other species will continue when the South Delta pumps are operating - while the new intake facilities on the Sacramento River will imperil migrating salmon, steelhead and other fish in their major migratory corridor.
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 10:40AM
State will hold public meetings on EIR for fracking regulations - by Dan Bacher
You know that this legislation won't protect the land, water, fish, wildlife and people of California from the expansion of fracking when a big oil lobbyist praises the draft regulations.
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:19PM
Walmarting the rivers and oceans - by Dan Bacher
The Walton Family Foundation reported “investments” totaling more than $91.4 million in “environmental initiatives” in 2012, including contributions to corporate “environmental” NGOs pushing ocean privatization through the “catch shares” programs and so-called “marine protected areas” like those created under Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative, as well as to groups supporting the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnel...
Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:44PM
No Thanks Resistance Festival this weekend at the albany bulb! - by E
The Albany Bulb https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=albany+bulb&fb=1&gl=us&hq=the+albany+bulb&cid=5591627028123502950&ei=GSCVUqXRIa7nigKBl4DACw&ved=0CJ8BEPwS
Event Date:Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:00PM
Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:17AM