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.

Big Oil Defeats Attempted Offshore Drilling Ban

The ECOreport reposts news from the California senate, where Big Oil defeats attempted offshore drilling ban

Originally published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Showing the enormous power of the oil industry in California despite the state’s “green” image, every bill except one opposed by the powerful oil industry has failed to make it out of the state legislature this year and during the 2015-2016 session.

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Did Big Oil Spend $10.8 million To Pass California’s Cap &Trade Bill?

The ECOreport reposts another Op-ED about corporate influence, Did Big Oil spend $10.8 million to pass California’s Cap &Trade Bill?

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

State officials and the mainstream media depicted the passage of Governor Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade bill last month as a “historic climate victory,” but over 65 environmental justice, conservation and public interest organizations slammed the bill because of the devastating impact it will have on front line communities, the people of California and our air and water.

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Brown Accuses Cap-And-Trade Opponents of Political Terrorism

The ECOreport reposts news from California, where Governor Brown Accuses Cap-And-Trade Opponents of Political Terrorism

Originally posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

At Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay with the San Francisco skyline right behind him on July 25, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 398 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), controversial legislation that extends California’s cap-and-trade program for another ten years until 2030.

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Young Activists Protest Oregon Natural Gas Pipeline

The ECOreport reposts another report of the conflict between Young Activists Protest Oregon Natural Gas Pipeline

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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