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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The ECOreport reposts news from the United States, where Trump Nominates Former Lobbyist for Deputy Interior Secretary
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
On April 28, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate David Bernhardt of Virginia, who has served as a lobbyist for the politically powerful Westlands Water District, for Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
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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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The ECOreport reposts news from California, National Marine Fisheries Service scientists say Delta Tunnels will devastate salmon
Originally Published on the Fish Sniffer & Daily KOS
by Dan Bacher
Governor Jerry Brown and administration officials claim that the California WaterFix, a controversial plan to build two 35-mile long tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, is based on “science.” “The best scientific thinking says California needs the project,” Governor Brown told Dan Morain, Sacramento Bee editorial page editor in a interview in December of 2016.
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The ECOreport reposts story of a Coalition of Fishing, Consumer, and Environmental Groups take legal action against GMO salmon Their Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Frankenfish
Originally Published on Cascade Wildlands
A broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations today sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approving the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) food animal, an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly. The man-made salmon was created by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. with DNA from three fish: Atlantic salmon, Pacific king salmon, and Arctic ocean eelpout. This marks the first time any government in the world has approved a GE animal for commercial sale and consumption.
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California Water Board Intervenes
Press release from the Golden Gate Salmon Association
San Francisco – The State Water Resources Control Board ordered the federal Bureau of Reclamation to immediately reduce water releases from Lake Shasta in order to avoid a second catastrophic salmon kill. The May 29 order from water board executive director Tom Howard, followed a May 20 request from the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) to the water board to better protect salmon in 2015.
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Calls for temporary halt to Delta Pumping
Press Release from the Golden Gate Salmon Association
San Francisco — Federal officials plan to release the first of three batches of rare baby winter run salmon starting Wednesday evening. The releases will occur in Redding where the baby salmon will begin their 300 mile journey downstream, through the Delta and bay, and out to the ocean.
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Simple fix would keep fish alive
Joint Press Release from Golden Gate Salmon Association, California Trout & Cal Marsh and Farm
Woodland, Calif. – Over 60 adult salmon were found dead recently in a drainage canal in the Yolo Bypass. The dead salmon, weighing between 5 and 30 pounds, were scattered along the banks and in the water. Link to more photos of the fish kill. The cause of death was not immediately known but the adult salmon were lost in a drainage system guaranteed to block their successful reproduction.
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Upper Sac River too warm for spawning
From Golden Gate Salmon Association
San Francisco — The Golden Gate Salmon Association and a coalition of salmon stakeholders are calling on state and federal fish agencies to save this year’s fall-run salmon from deadly effects of drought.
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The ECOreport reposts Golden Gate Salmon Association comments on project’s clear threat , Salmon Demise Likely Under Proposed Twin Tunnel Plan
San Francisco — Plans to build a massive new water diversion and conveyance structure in the Delta will spell the end of California’s salmon runs according to comments submitted today by the Golden Gate Salmon Association. The comments responded to a draft EIR/EIS describing the twin tunnel project. GGSA’s comments echo earlier findings from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service showing the project would greatly damage salmon runs in California’s Central Valley.
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