The ECOreport reports an OP-Ed from California where Governor Jerry Brown meets with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today
Originally Posted on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
Governor Jerry Brown will meet with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Sacramento this Thursday — and many opponents of the Delta Tunnels fear that one of the major points of discussion will be the controversial California WaterFix project.
In an an email to me this afternoon, Heather Swift, Department of Interior spokesperson said, “The Secretary plans to discuss water, fire and public lands priorities” during his meeting with Brown.
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The ECOreport reposts news from California & Oregon, where there is a record low Klamath salmon run
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
Fishery scientists are expecting a record low return of fall-run Chinook salmon to the Klamath River this year, due to a combination of several years of drought, water diversions in the Klamath Basin and to the Sacramento River and the continued presence of the PacifiCorp dams.
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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 an Op-Ed from California about potentially deadly disease in lower Klamath salmon
Originally printed on the Daily KOS
By Dan Bacher
The Klamath River salmon fishery, an integral part of the culture, religion and livelihoods of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley and Karuk Tribes of Northern California, is going through some tough times this year.
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The ECOreport reposts the story of why the Karuk Lawsuit Expands To Include Forest Service
Originally Published on the Fishsniffer & Daily KOS
By by Dan Bacher
The Karuk Tribe and four environmental groups today expanded their complaint challenging the Westside Post Fire logging plan to include the United States Forest Service and Klamath National Forest over allegations that they violated federal law protecting imperiled salmon and their watersheds.
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By Roy L Hales
With 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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The ECOreport reposts news of a study from from Oregon, rivers recover natural conditions quickly following dam removal
From Oregon State University
By David Strauth
A study of the removal of two dams in Oregon suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically, and that the biological recovery might outpace the physical recovery.
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