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Rep. Matsui Leads Effort To Postpone BDCP Document Release

Originally published in the Fishsniffer 

By Dan Bacher

Expressing “deep concerns” regarding the assumption that federal funding will be required to construct the peripheral tunnels, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) and six other Representatives sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown asking him to postpone the release of Bay Delta Conservation Plan documents.Representatives George Miller (CA-11), Mike Thompson (CA-05), Jerry McNerney (CA-09), John Garamendi (CA-03), Anna Eshoo (CA-18) and Ami Bera (CA-07) also signed the letter.The state of California plans to release its draft BDCP Plan for public comment on October 1, 2013, just a month from the date of the legislators’ letter, August 30.The letter was released a time when a revised tunnel plan, supposedly developed to have less impact upon North Delta communities, faces increased scrutiny, due to the destructive impacts it would have upon sandhilll cranes on Staten Island.
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Revisiting “Who Are My People?”

Robert Lundahl’s film “Who are my People?” describes a collision of Worldviews. Fighting Climate Change vs Native American Sacred Sites. Revisiting “Who Are My People?”

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Robert Lundahl’s film “Who are my People?” describes a collision of Worldviews. The US was catching on to the reality of Climate Change and had not yet realized that all “green technologies” are not necessarily good, or even environmentally friendly. As California’s business community embarked upon a crusade to carve out solar farms from the desert, they found ancient people in the way.
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