Tag Archives: Governor Jerry Brown

Scientists Say Delta Tunnels Will Devastate Salmon

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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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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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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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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