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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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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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California’s Biggest Lobby Group Spent $49.5 Million Since 2009

The ECOreport reposts news of Big Oil’s continuing interference, California’s Biggest Lobby Group Spent $49.5 Million Since 2009

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is not a household name in California and the West, but it should be.

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Monterey County Bans Fracking

The ECOreport reposts news of a Californian measure passed in the election, Monterey County Bans Fracking

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The 2016 election results are grim for those who care about water, the environment, the public trust, human rights and the future of this country. But there is one major grassroots environmental victory to celebrate in California — the passage of measure Z to ban fracking in Monterey County, the first major-oil producing county in California to do so.

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Legislation Calling For Vote on Delta Tunnels Passes Committee

The ECOreport reposts article: Legislation calling for vote on Delta Tunnels passes committee

Originally Published the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

A bill prohibiting the building of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels unless the project is approved by California voters passed out of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife on April 19 by a vote of 8 to 4.

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California Activists Call For Fracking Ban

On September 11, the California Legislature approved an amended version of Senate Bill 350. In response California Activists call for fracking ban

Originally Published on Indybay.com & the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

On September 11, the California Legislature approved an amended version of Senate Bill 350, a measure that legislative leaders and Governor Jerry Brown touted as “landmark climate legislation.”

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Jerry Brown Fires California’s Oil Regulators

Court documents revealed that after they warned that oil drilling would imperil the state’s groundwater, Governor Jerry Brown Fires California’s Oil Regulators

Originally Published in the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Jerry Brown continually attempts to portray himself as a “climate leader” and “green Governor” at environmental conferences and photo opportunities across the globe, but new court documents obtained by the Associated Press bolster the claims by many anti-fracking activists that the California Governor is in reality “Big Oil Brown.”

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Singing “No Fracking Way” In Sacramento

Anti-fracking demonstrations in LA, San Francisco & San Diego And other Californian cities. The Raging Grannies were singing “No Fracking Way” in Sacramento

Originally Published in Indybay.org & the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The Sacramento Chapter of “System Change Not Climate Change” held a protest, featuring the “Raging Grannies” singing their songs calling on the Brown administration to end fracking now, on August 1 at 11 am at the California Department of Conservation office in Sacramento.

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Report Says Retiring Toxic Farmland Saves water

The cost of retiring up to 300,000 acres of selenium-tainted land in California may be $1 billion, but it may save $67 billion. Report says retiring toxic farmland saves water.

Originally Published at Indybay.org & Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

For years, I have been encouraging the state and federal governments and environmental groups to conduct an analysis of how much it would cost, in terms of both money and water, to retire toxic land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley versus keeping the land in agricultural production.

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SB 4: California’s Green Light For Fracking

The ECOreport reposts a response to legislation on the air quality, climate & public safety. Environmentalists respond to SB 4: California’s Green Light For Fracking

Originally Published on Indybay.org & the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Anti-fracking, environmental and watchdog groups responded on July 1 to the release of final fracking regulations developed under Senate Bill 4, pointing out that the rules promote the expansion of fracking in California.
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