All posts by Dan Bacher

Dan Bacher is an established reporter on Californian politics and also editor of "The Fish Sniffer," the World's #1 Newspaper dedicated to Fishermen.

Young Activists Protest Oregon Natural Gas Pipeline

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Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Youth climate justice leaders from Oregon and California, including members of the Hoopa Valley, Yurok, and Siletz tribes, challenged the Liquid Natural Gas Pipeline as a threat to climate, water and communities on July 14, at 12:30 pm in Vogel Plaza in downtown Medford, Oregon.

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Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit

The ECOreport reposts news from California, where Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

California Governor Jerry Brown announced yesterday,  via video message at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany, that the state will convene the “world’s climate leaders” in San Francisco in September 2018 for a “Global Climate Action Summit.”

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Environmentalists Challenge Trump Administration’s Delta Tunnels Decision

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Environmentalists Challenge Trump Administration’s Delta Tunnels Decision

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Fishing and environmental groups yesterday filed two lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s biological opinions permitting the construction of the controversial Delta Tunnels that were released Monday.

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Trump & Brown Officials To update Delta Tunnels Status Today

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Trump & Brown Officials To update Delta Tunnels Status Today

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The administrations of President Donald Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown today will make a big announcement on the status of the scientific assessments required to build Brown’s Delta Tunnels project.

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Ten Things Jerry Brown Could Do To Become A Green Governor

The ECOreport reposts a OP-Ed from California, Ten Things Jerry Brown Could Do To Become A Green Governor

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Responding to President Donald Trump’s decision on June 1 to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, California Governor Jerry Brown immediately issued a bluntly-worded statement condemning the decision.

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Winnemem Wintu Partners with GoFundMe In First-Ever Salmon Relocation

The ECOreport reposts news from California , Winnemem Wintu Partners with GoFundMe to Finance First-Ever Salmon Relocation

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

REDDING, Calif. – After a seven-year campaign to get the attention of federal agencies, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe is poised to take a major step in bringing home the descendants of the McCloud River Chinook salmon from the rivers of New Zealand.

With California salmon runs at risk of extinction, the Tribe is partnering with GoFundMe this month to raise $85,000 to fund the first phase of our project before it’s too late.

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Big Oil Vs the People of California

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed & photo essay about the struggle with corporate interests, Big Oil Vs the People of California

Originally Posted on Indybay.com

by Dan Bacher

On Thirteenth Street in front of the Sacramento Convention Center where the Democratic Convention was being held on May 20, a group  of activists held a mock “tug of war’” between the people of California and the oil industry for the loyalty of Governor Jerry Brown.

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The Dark Heart of California Water Politics

The ECOreport reposts another story of corporate interests, The Dark Heart of California Water Politics

Originally posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

When I was at the March for Science in Sacramento a month ago, a friend asked to get me on video and talk about what is the crux of water issues in California, what is the overriding, central issue behind the different water battles. That’s one that includes the Delta Tunnels, the failure of the state and federal agencies to address environmentalists’ concerns with the safety of the Oroville Dam and spillways, the salmon and other fish collapses and the pollution of our drinking water by agribusiness, municipal and oil waste.

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Report Predicts Mass Extinction For California’s Native Trout & Salmon

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from California , report predicts mass extinction for California’s native Trout & Salmon

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

If present trends continue, the majority of California’s imperiled native salmon, steelhead and trout are likely to be extinct within 100 years.

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California’s Top Lobbyist Is The Western States Petroleum Association

The ECOreport reposts news from California where, once again, California’s Top Lobbyist Is The Western States Petroleum Association

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

As is normally the case, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) topped the list of California lobbying expenditures in the first quarter of 2017, spending a total of nearly $1.4 million.

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