Tag Archives: Governor Jerry Brown

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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Two Top California Water Officials Retire Amidst Growing Opposition

The ECOreport reposts another story from the Twin Tunnels debate, Two top California water officials retire amidst growing opposition

Originally Posted on the fishsniffer, Daily KOS & Indybay.org

by Dan Bacher

Mark Cowin, the Director of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), and Carl Torgersen, the DWR Chief Deputy Director, will be retiring from their positions at the embattled agency at the end of 2016.

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California’s Biggest Lobby Group Spent $49.5 Million Since 2009

The ECOreport reposts news of Big Oil’s continuing interference, California’s Biggest Lobby Group Spent $49.5 Million Since 2009

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is not a household name in California and the West, but it should be.

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Proposition That Public Approve Projects Over $2 Billion Narrowly Defeated

The ECOreport reposts a story of the ongoing battle to protect California’s environment, Proposition That Public Approve Projects Over $2 Billion Narrowly Defeated

Originally Published on the Fishsniffer

By Dan Bacher

On November 22, the California Secretary of State’s Office announced that the voters narrowly defeated Proposition 53, an initiative requiring voter approval of revenue bonds over $2 billion, by a narrow margin of 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent.

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Monterey County Bans Fracking

The ECOreport reposts news of a Californian measure passed in the election, Monterey County Bans Fracking

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The 2016 election results are grim for those who care about water, the environment, the public trust, human rights and the future of this country. But there is one major grassroots environmental victory to celebrate in California — the passage of measure Z to ban fracking in Monterey County, the first major-oil producing county in California to do so.

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Almond Orchards Expand 77,000 Acres During Drought

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from California, Almond Orchards Expand 77,000 Acres During Drought

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

California growers expanded water-intensive almond orchards by 77,000 acres over the past year, continuing the increase in new acreage during one of the worst droughts in the state’s history.

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California Democrats Under Laundering Investigation

The ECOreport reposts a story about donations from oil, energy and utility influencing the 2014 Governor’s election, California Democrats Under Laundering Investigation 

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) announced on September 23 that it has opened an investigation into the California Democratic Party in response to a report by a prominent consumer group claiming that the party acted as a “laundry machine” to funnel donations from oil, energy and utility companies to Brown’s 2014 election campaign.
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Asking Metropolitan Water District Tough Questions

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED with suggestions for asking Metropolitan Water District tough questions

Originally posted on the Daily KOS & Indybay.com

By Dan Bacher

Delta residents will have a great opportunity to ask the major Delta Tunnels proponent and Delta islands purchaser, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, some tough questions, in Stockton on September 15. Restore the Delta (RTD) encourages you to attend. See the meeting details below.

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The Corporate Money Behind Jerry Brown

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED stating the $21.8 million dumped into Prop. 1 campaign revealed the corporate money behind Jerry Brown

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

This November will be the second anniversary of the passage of Proposition 1, Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial water bond, a measure that fishing groups, California Indian Tribes, grassroots conservation groups and environmental justice advocates opposed because they considered it to be a water grab for corporate agribusiness and Big Money interests.

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