Tag Archives: California

Will California Accept Volkswagen’s $800,000 Million Settlement?

The ECOreport looks at what could be the final chapter of Dieselgate, Will California accept Volkswagen’s $800,000 million settlement?

By Roy L Hales

The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) ruling on the proposed settlement, from the dieselgate scandal, will come very soon. The Volkswagen Group of America is proposing to invest $2 billion into the nation’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure over the next ten years. A significant portion of this investment is earmarked for California. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the deal. Will California accept Volkswagen’s $800,000 million settlement?

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America’s First Executive Order Threatening National Monuments

The ECOreport looks at America’s first executive order threatening National Monuments

By Roy L Hales

President Donald Trump may soon become the first U.S. President to ever revoke the status of federal lands designated as national monuments. He is concerned that “wasteful regulations … create barriers to achieving energy independence” and curtail “economic growth.” So today Trump signed America’s first executive order threatening National Monuments.

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Jerry Brown Meets With Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Today

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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Access To Oroville Dam Records Denied

The ECOreport reposts news from the ongoing water wars in California, Access To Oroville Dam Records Denied

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

As California Governor Jerry Brown prepares to meet with Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke in Sacramento today to discuss water and other issues, the Brown administration is denying the Sacramento Bee access to State of California public records regarding the Oroville Dam crisis.

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Record Low Klamath Salmon Run

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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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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