Tag Archives: California

Bracing For A Fisheries Disaster On The Klamath River

The ECOreport reposts news from California, Bracing For A Fisheries Disaster On The Klamath River

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

As a journalist who has reported extensively on the September 2002 fish kill on the Klamath River and the struggle to restore the river and its fish by the Yurok, Karuk and Hoopa Valley Tribes, fishing groups and environmental organizations, I find this year’s collapse of the Klamath River fall-run Chinook salmon population very alarming.
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Delta Stewardship Council Motion To Adopt Twin Tunnels

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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California’s Real Sustainable Water Plan

The ECOreport reposts news of an environmentally friendly alternate to the Governor’s flawed California Water Fix, California’s real sustainable water plan

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

Stockton – Proponents of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels plan constantly claim that the project, called the “California WaterFix,” is the “solution” to addressing California’s water supply and ecosystem needs, while tunnels opponents say it will do nothing to address either.

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Poor Fishing Season on Sacramento & Klamath Rivers

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about anticipated poor Fishing season on Sacramento & Klamath Rivers 

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Recreational and commercial fishermen attending the annual salmon fishery information meeting in Santa Rosa on March 1 received grim news from state and federal biologists – they will see reduced salmon fishing opportunities in both the ocean and the Sacramento and Klamath River systems, due to low returns of spawning fish to the rivers last fall.

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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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The World’s Largest Lithium Ion Energy Storage Facility

The ECOreport looks at news from Clifornia, unveiling the World’s Largest Lithium Ion Energy Storage Facility

By Roy L Hales

As their name suggests, San Diego Gas & Electric’s #1 energy source is natural gas. They obtained 54% of their electricity from gas burning plants in 2015. Yet they also operate in a state which intends to produce 33% of its’ electricity from renewables by 2020. SDG&E has already exceeded that target, using renewables like solar,  wind and hydro to provide 35% of their supply. Now, in compliance with California Public Utilities Comission (CPUC) guidelines, SDG&E unveiled the World’s largest lithium ion energy storage facility.

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Salmon Fishermen Praise California Environmental Defense Act

The ECOreport reposts news that salmon fishermen praise California Environmental Defense Act

Originally Published on the Daily KOS & Fish Sniffer

by Dan Bacher

Salmon fishermen joined environmentalists and other public trust advocates in praising the introduction of SB 49, the California Environmental Defense Act, in the California State Senate on February 23.

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Sacramento’s Biggest Corporate Lobby

THE ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed: the Western States Petroleum Association’s grip on California,  Sacramento’s Biggest Corporate Lobby

by Dan Bacher

This is a revised transcript of a short speech that I gave at the end of the “Changefest rally” held on the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento on January 21. I will post a report on the rally later.

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California’s Carbon Trading Legislation = Business As Usual

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, California’s Carbon Trading Legislation = Business As Usual

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

On January 12, California Assemblymembers Autumn R. Burke, Jim Cooper, Evan Low, and Blanca Rubio introduced legislation, AB 151, to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program beyond 2020.

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California’s Sea Lion Pups Are Coming Back

The ECOreport reposts an update to past reports of massive strandings: California’s Sea Lion Pups Are Coming Back

Originally Published on National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

For the past 3 years, California sea lion pups appeared on Southern California beaches skinny and malnourished. A record-breaking 4,000 pups stranded in 2015, leaving skilled rescuers scrambling to care for them all. Experts believe sea lion prey, especially small fish such as sardines and anchovy, were not available in great enough numbers to nursing mothers, making it difficult for mother sea lions to find food and produce the milk necessary to feed growing pups that year.

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