Tag Archives: John Laird

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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The New California Desert National Monuments

The ECOreport reposts a report of the new California desert national monuments

Press Release from the Mojave Desert Land Trust

Joshua Tree, CA – Today, Mojave Desert Land Trust and its conservation partners were amongst the hundreds of local desert residents, elected officials, community and faith leaders, business owners, veterans and more who joined with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to celebrate the new California desert national monuments. President Obama designated the Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains National Monuments earlier this year, permanently protecting these special desert lands.
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California Official Admitting Delta Tunnels Plan Is Collapsing?

The ECOreport reposts the story of John Laird’s testimony before a Senate Committee. Is this California Official Admitting Delta Tunnels Plan Is Collapsing?

Originally Published on the Fishsniffer, Daily KOS and Indybay.

by Dan Bacher

In the video from a recent hearing in the California Legislature, it appears that a Brown administration official is admitting that financial support for Governor Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels Plan is rapidly collapsing.

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Demolition of the San Clemente Dam

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1With California in the midst of the worst drought in its’ recorded history, it sounds like a strange thing for elected officials, conservation groups and community leaders to celebrate. The demolition of the San Clemente Dam is different.

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Secretary Laird announces release of Marine Protected Areas ‘Partnership Plan’

Originally Published on Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

If you just yearn to hear proponents of corporate greenwashing, neo-liberal environmental policies and the alleged “marine protected areas” created under the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative spout their disinformation, you should attend the next meeting of the California Ocean “Protection” Council (OPC) at the Secretary of State’s Office in Sacramento on Tuesday, December 2.

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Greenwashing Destruction: fake marine “protection” and Brown’s tunnel plan

Originally published on the Fishsniffer, Daily KOS & Indybay.org

by Dan Bacher

Today, July 29, is the final day of the public comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels and the Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR).

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Delta Independent Science Board Say Tunnel Plan Falls Short

Originally Published in Calitics

By Dan Bacher

The state officials who are fast-tracking the construction of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta constantly claim that the controversial plan is based on “science.”
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California: Bay Delta Conservation Plan comment period extended by 60 days

Originally Published in the Fishsniffer & Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Responding to a request by a coalition of environmental, fishing and Tribal groups, the state and federal governments today extended the public comment period for the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and the Draft Environmental Impact Review/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) by 60 days.
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Former MLPA Initiative science co-chair pleads guilty to embezzlement charge

On June 6, 2012, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted regulations for alleged “marine protected areas” on the North Coast, completing a controversial network of MPAs in California’s open coastal waters from Mexico to the Oregon state line created under the privately funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative.
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California’s Dark Connections between Marine ‘Protection’ and Delta Destruction

Originally published in the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels at first may appear to be entirely different processes. Continue reading California’s Dark Connections between Marine ‘Protection’ and Delta Destruction