Tag Archives: MLPA

Did Big Oil Spend $10.8 million To Pass California’s Cap &Trade Bill?

The ECOreport reposts another Op-ED about corporate influence, Did Big Oil spend $10.8 million to pass California’s Cap &Trade Bill?

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

State officials and the mainstream media depicted the passage of Governor Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade bill last month as a “historic climate victory,” but over 65 environmental justice, conservation and public interest organizations slammed the bill because of the devastating impact it will have on front line communities, the people of California and our air and water.

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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 Lobby Group Hires Former California Assemblyman

Big Oil Lobby Group hires former California Assemblyman

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the most powerful corporate lobbying group in Sacramento, announced the hiring of former Assemblyman Henry Perea (D-Fresno) as Senior Vice President, Policy and Strategic Affairs, on March 27.
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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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Ventura Spill Didn’t Reach The Ocean

The ECOreport reposts news from Southern California,the Ventura Spill didn’t reach the ocean

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response has confirmed that no oiled wildlife have been observed or reported — and no oil has reached the ocean or other water from the June 23 pipeline spill in Hall Canyon, Ventura.

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California Will Not Assess Damage To Marine Protection Area

The ECOreport reposts California will not assess damage to Marine Protection Area, environmental assessments to be every 10 years

Originally Published on the Fishsniffer

by Dan Bacher

On April 13, the California Fish and Game Commission moved forward a controversial final Marine Protected Area “Master Plan” that postpones environmental assessments from every 5 years, as originally promised, to every 10 years.

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Scientists Urge US to Continue California’s Coastal Fracking Moratorium

The ECOreport reposts the story: scientists urge US to continue California’s Coastal Fracking Moratorium

Originally Published on the Fishsniffer & Indybay.com

by Dan Bacher

As oil companies were fracking like crazy off the Southern California Coast, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association, chaired the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to created so-called “marine protected areas in Southern California from 2009 to 2012.

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Calling For A Vote On California’s Twin Tunnels

The ECOreport reposts the story of Assemblymember Eggman’s bill calling for a vote on California’s Twin Tunnels project

Originally Published on the Daily KOS & Indybay.com

By Dan Bacher

Sacramento – On the day after Governor Jerry Brown once again touted his Delta Tunnels Plan (“reliable conveyance”) as a “solution” to California’s water problems in his State of the State address, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) announced the introduction of legislation to block the Governor’s controversial project unless it is approved by California voters on a statewide ballot.

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Big “Conservation” violates tribal rights from Africa to California

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

From wildlife “parks” in Botswana, Africa to the Bay-Delta Estuary and the marine waters of California, large conservation NGOs and neoliberal governments are collaborating to violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples under the guise of “conservation.”

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How Big Oil Dollars Saturate California

Sacramento’s biggest lobbyist group is the The Western States Petroleum Association, but there are others. How big oil dollars saturate California

Originally Published on Indybay.org & Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the largest and most powerful corporate lobbying group in Sacramento, set a new record for spending in one quarter when it spent an amazing $6,750,666.60 lobbying state officials in the third quarter of 2015 to lobby against Senate Bill 350, Senate Bill 32 and other environmental bills it opposed.

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