Tag Archives: Governor Jerry Brown

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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California WIldfires

The ECOreport reposts an update on a dangerous trend exasperated by climate change, California Wildfires

Originally Published in East County Magazine

By Miriam Raftery

September 3, 2017 (San Diego) – The Border Fire near Dulzura is 100% contained. But across California, many far more major brush fires are blazing. Several local firefighting agencies have dispatched crews to aid in conflagrations across the state.

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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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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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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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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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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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Trump Nominates Former Lobbyist for Deputy Interior Secretary

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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