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image House Passes Interior Spending Bill with Rider Banning Delta Tunnels Lawsuits 480_lamalfa_amendment_to_combat_illegal_marijuana_grows_7.18.18.jpg by Dan Bacher
The first rider written by Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona) seeks to exempt the Delta Tunnels, also known as the California Waterfix project, from further judicial review, according to a statement from Restore the Delta....
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:08PM
image Natural Resources Secretary John Laird Opposes Rider Banning Delta Tunnels Lawsuits pic_secretary_john_laird.jpg by Dan Bacher
“I am writing to express opposition to recent attempts by Congress to circumvent California’s water management framework by adding riders to the Appropriations billl," said California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird....
Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:10PM
image Resnicks, Corporate Agribusiness Fund Jerry Meral's Prop 3 Campaign 480_meet_the_resnicks_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
As then Senate pro Tempore John Burton said so well in a letter to the Planning and Conservation League on September 23, 2002: “Jerry Meral has a history of making money for himself and PCL by crafting Bond Initiatives that get special interests to support the initiative campaign in exchange for having their projects funded by the bonds.”...
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:45PM
image DPR 2017 Air Monitoring Shows all Pesticides Below Health Screening Levels 480_dpr_air_monitoring_2018_logo_1.jpg by Charlotte Fadipe
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released air monitoring results showing that, once again, all of the pesticides monitored in the DPR air monitoring network in 2017, were found below levels that indicate a health concern....
Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:32PM
image Brown's Last Chance campaign gives 'Poison Pumpjack' award to Jerry Brown 480_dhwnaamucaas_vv_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The greenwashing of Brown’s questionable environmental record is nothing new.  The Blue Green Alliance on October 17, 2013 awarded Brown the "Right Stuff" award for his "environmental leadership" just a month after he signed Senate Bill 4, Senator Fran Pavley's green light for fracking bill....
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:19PM
image Metropolitan Water District Revotes to Finance $10.8 Billion of $17 Billion Delta Tunnels 480_mwd_vote_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
The revote took place after two organizations, Food and Water Watch and the First Amendment Foundation, sent a notice exposing numerous violations of the Brown Act in connection with the April meeting....
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:04PM
image Coalition Protests Delta Tunnels Tax as MWD Revotes on $11 Billion to finance WaterFix 480_food___water_watch_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“Public records show that tunnel supporters on the MWD board, with help from Governor Brown, engaged in back room wheeling and dealing to pressure MWD board members to finance the tunnels project,” said Brenna Norton of Food and Water Watch....
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 11:09PM
image State Water Board releases plan to increase flows in San Joaquin River and tributaries 480_san_joaquin_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Ironically, the same board that released the draft plan to increase water flows thorough the Lower San Joaquin River and its tributaries is also continuing with the evidentiary hearings for the change in point of diversion petitions by the California Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation to build Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels....
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 9:15AM
image Delta Counties, Groups Urge Legislature to Halt DWR Contract for Tunnels Financing 480_don_nottoli_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Opponents, including conservation groups, Tribes, environmental justice advocates, family farmers, Delta residents and elected officials, consider the Delta Tunnels project to be the most environmentally devastating public works project in California history. Don Notolli, Delta Counties Coalition Chair and Sacramento County Supervisor, spoke on his strong opposition to the construction of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels during the public comment period at the first board meeting of th...
Posted: Thu Jul 5, 2018 4:37PM
image CA Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Controversial Western Energy Grid Bill 480_report-slider-western-grid_1-1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Assembly Bill 813, legislation that will create a western regional electricity market under the control of the Trump administration, will next go to the State Senate Appropriations Committee....
Posted: Mon Jul 2, 2018 10:36AM
image New map reveals massive number of offshore wells in California waters 480_dgsgycyucaeqssb_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Governor Jerry Brown has called Trump’s federal offshore oil drilling "short-sighed" and "reckless," but the new site — www.BrownvTrumpOilMap.com— shows Brown controls four times more oil wells in state waters than those Trump controls in federal waters, according to Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog....
Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:33PM
video Scott Pruitt flees while activists shout "Shame" and "Swamp Monster" (video/mp4 18.6mb) by Resistance
Scott Pruitt made a surprise appearance in SF today. In this video he flees while activists shout "Shame" and "Swamp Monster."...
Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:13PM
image MWDOC approves resolution backing rider to ban Delta Tunnels lawsuits 480_ken_calvert_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Bob Wright, the Senior Attorney at Friends of the River, explained the dire implications of the Calvert rider. “The elimination of judicial review foreshadows a regressive slide from a government controlled by laws to a government controlled by rulers," said Wright....
Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:22AM
image Forest Service issues new permit for Nestlé to siphon water from SoCal creek 480_800_revenge_of_the_rabble_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This new permit will allow Nestlé to continue draining this fragile watershed without adequate environmental protections,” said Lisa Belenky, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity....
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:40PM
calendar Scott Pruitt Welcoming Committee 480_pruitt_1.jpg by #bootpruitt
75 Hawthorne Downtown SF...
Event Date: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:00AM
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:41PM
text California Legislators Urge Wildlife Officials to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles from Entanglement by Center for Biological Diversity
Assembly Committee Approves SB1309, Requiring New Regulations for Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery...
Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:07AM
image Treasure Island Charade, Criminal Cover-up & Fraud 480_treasure_island_charade__criminal_cover-up___raud_1.jpg by Labor Video Project
A Treasure Island Restoration Advisory Board meeting was held on June 19, 2018. The Navy gave a presentation on how they are "cleaning up" Treasure Island and denied knowing about the whistleblowers and also any people who had gotten sick or died due to the dangerous radiation and other deadly toxins on the island....
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:47PM
image Senate Committee passes bill that would make state more dependent on dirty energy 480_report-slider-western-grid_1_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“This legislation is not fixable,” emphasized Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. “There is nothing to fix. This is a scam to take away California’s energy independence and hand the system over to profiteering billionaires and energy traders. Lawmakers who fail to stop this measure, do so at their own peril.”  ...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:01AM
image Orange Co. water district committee backs rider banning Delta Tunnels lawsuits 480_okrofa-calvert_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“The close working relationship between MWDOC and Congressman Ken Calvert, House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, and Hanford Congressman David Valadao is troubling,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta....
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:33PM
image SoCal water agency to vote on support for rider banning Delta Tunnels lawsuits 480_food_and_water_watch_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
Representative Ken Calvert's rider would set a dangerous legal precedent if approved by Congress. “The elimination of judicial review foreshadows a regressive slide from a government controlled by laws to a government controlled by rulers,” summed up Bob Wright, Senior Attorney at Friends of the River....
Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:11PM