Tag Archives: California

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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Stand with 68 Climate Mayors Supporting the Paris Agreement

The ECOreport reposts an appeal for Americans to Take action, Stand with 68 Climate Mayors Supporting the Paris Agreement

Press Release from Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles

Trump just pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement to combat global climate change. He denies reality, but we won’t.
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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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GRID Alternatives San Diego’s SummerSolarthon

The ECOreport looks at GRID Alternatives San Diego’s SummerSolarthon

By Roy L Hales

GRID Alternatives entered San Diego eight years ago, with a solar installation in El Cajon.  Since then, the non-profit has put up a total of 824 systems throughout the county. This Saturday, they return to the same El Cajon neighbourhood for GRID Alternatives San Diego’s SummerSolarthon.
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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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80% Of San Diego’s Shoreline Litter Contains Plastic

The ECOreport reposts findings from a beach clean-up, 80% Of San Diego’s Shoreline Litter Contains Plastic

Joint Press Release from San Diego Coastkeeper and Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter

SAN DIEGO – May 15, 2017 – Today, San Diego Coastkeeper and Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter released data about trash collected by more than 6,500 volunteers at San Diego County beach cleanups in 2016. 80 percent of all trash removed contained plastic, with cigarettes containing plastic foam filters remaining one of the most common types of trash found. Scientists say plastic debris is particularly harmful to marine life, but beachgoers aren’t the only ones to blame for the litter.
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Trump Puts 2.7 Million Iconic Acres At Risk

The ECOreport reposts another story of the unfolding National Monuments scandal,  Trump Puts 2.7 Million Iconic Acres At Risk

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Lawrence Carter & Joe Sandler Clarke

More than 2.7 million acres of iconic US landscape could be at risk from fossil fuel exploration following Donald Trump’s decision to review protections on national monuments, an Energydesk investigation can reveal.

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Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to DOI Call for Public Comment

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Mojave Desert Land Trust Responds to DOI Call for Public Comment

Press Release from Mojave Desert Land Trust

Joshua Tree, CAToday, the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) launched the next phase of its Desert Defenders campaign to protect the new California desert national monuments.

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