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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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Opposing Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

The ECOreport talks to some of the parties opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision

By Roy L Hales

A week has passed since Donald John Trump announced “the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone X L pipeline.” Disregarding opposition from local communities, Native Americans and environmentalists, Trump said “TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long over-due project with efficiency and with speed.” today a coalition of environmental groups opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision responded by filing a lawsuit against the United States department of State.
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Trump’s Rollback of America’s Energy Infrastructure Takes A Giant Leap Today

The ECOreport published an OP-Ed, Trump’s Rollback of America’s Energy Infrastructure Takes A Giant Leap Today

By Roy L Hales

America’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversees the development of approximately 570 million acres where there are coal deposits. Less than 1% of that is currently under development.1 That is about to change. President Donald Trump’s rollback of America’s energy infrastructure takes a giant leap today.

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  1. FEDERAL COAL PROGRAM, Programatic Environmental Impact Statement – Scoping Report, Bureau of Land Management, January 2017, p Es-1

Delta Stewardship Council Motion To Adopt Twin Tunnels

The ECOreport reposts news from California’s threatened Bay Delta area, Delta Stewardship Council Motion To Adopt Twin Tunnels

Originally Published by the Fish Sniffer & Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) on Thursday, March 23 will consider a controversial motion to amend the  Delta Plan to automatically accept new conveyance (the Delta Tunnels) into their master plan for the Delta, “without proper public vetting,” according to a news release from Restore the Delta (RTD).

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Trump Exempts 3 California Oilfields From The Water Protection Rule

The ECOreport reposts a story that, at Governor Jerry Brown’s Request, Trump exempts 3 California oilfields from the Water Protection Rule

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

As soon as I heard on election night that Donald Trump was going to be the next President, I predicted on Twitter, Facebook and in conversations with friends that Governor Jerry Brown, in spite of his “green” image, would try to make a deal with Trump to build his legacy project, the environmentally destructive Delta Tunnels, and expand fracking and other oil drilling in California.

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Forcing Scott Pruitt To Protect Salmon from Climate Change

The ECOreport looks at how an environmental coalition is  forcing Scott Pruitt to protect salmon from climate change

By Roy L Hales

Though Scott Pruitt’s antiquated beliefs on climate change are no secret, the recent disclosure of 7,500 emails shows how closely the former Oklahoma Attorney General used his position to further them. According to Amy Attwood, endangered species legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity, “No right-wing cause seemed to be off-limits to Pruitt’s public office as he focused on weakening protections for the climate and endangered species.” He is about to get another chance. Columbia Riverkeeper, Snake River Waterkeeper, Idaho Rivers United, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, and the Institute for Fisheries Resources have filed a suit forcing Scott Pruitt to protect salmon from climate change.

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Trump’s Interior Secretary Pick

The ECOreport reposts another expose of the incoming American Administration, Trump’s Interior Secretary Pick 

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Reports of President-elect Trump’s nomination of Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers to head the U.S. Department of the Interior have drawn outrage and concern from conservation groups and public trust advocates.

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Two Top California Water Officials Retire Amidst Growing Opposition

The ECOreport reposts another story from the Twin Tunnels debate, Two top California water officials retire amidst growing opposition

Originally Posted on the fishsniffer, Daily KOS & Indybay.org

by Dan Bacher

Mark Cowin, the Director of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Carl Torgersen, the DWR Chief Deputy Director, will be retiring from their positions at the embattled agency at the end of 2016.

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Big Oil Lobbyist Will Lead Trump’s Interior Team

The ECOreport reposts an op-Ed about Doug Domenech, the Big Oil lobbyist will lead Trump’s Interior team 

Originally Published on Indybay.org, the ElkGrove news & Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The incoming Trump administration appears to be dedicated to plundering the nation’s fish, wildlife, rivers, lakes, bays, oceans and natural resources more than any other presidential regime in recent history, as evidenced by President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of corporate agribusiness advocates, oil industry shills and other anti-environmental extremists to his transition team.

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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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