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As the oil industry spent record amounts on lobbying in Sacramento and made record profits, documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity reveal that almost 3 billion gallons of oil ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 06:23 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on January 10 announced a new requirement for oil and gas corporations to publicly report chemicals dumped directly into the ocean from offshore ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 02:32 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Only in a Big Oil state like California would an oil industry lobbyist chair a task force to create so-called “marine protected areas” – and then strongly oppose a bill to ban oil drilling in ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Sep 08, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
As the oil industry amps up its campaign to expand fracking (hydraulic fracturing) in California, a prominent California Congresswoman is calling for a moratorium on offshore fracking in federal ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 08:03 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Missed in the mainstream media coverage of the release of the revised Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) documents on March 14 was the alarming role the peripheral tunnels could play in increased ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:44 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The year 2013 was the driest year on record in California, with rivers such as the Capital City's American reduced to the lowest flows in decades. Besides drought, the year was overshadowed by the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 08:44 PM PST with 16 Recommends
In a move welcomed by anti-fracking activists, the California Department of Conservation has shut down oil and gas water injection sites over concerns that toxic waste from hydraulic fracturing ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 10:14 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Proposed new regulations governing fracking and other dangerous oil well stimulation techniques in California would “do little” to protect the state’s air, water and public health, according ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 08:49 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
A bill imposing a moratorium on fracking and acidizing for oil extraction in California passed through the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today by a 5 to 2 vote. Senators Mark Leno, Jerry ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 06:24 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
The oil industry, represented by Catherine Reheis-Boyd, President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and former Chair of the Marine Life Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Task ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 09:31 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Erin Brockovich, the legal clerk and environmental activist who was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993 for its contamination of drinking water in ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 08:58 AM PST with 14 Recommends
In election victories for the environment and public health, voters in San Benito County and Mendocino Counties approved ballot measures that will ban fracking and other extreme oil-extraction ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 12:51 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Responding to recent water bond proposals by the State Senate and Governor Jerry Brown, Restore the Delta (RTD) on July 8 said that “any state water bond that includes mitigation for the damage ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jul 09, 2014 at 08:33 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Five days after a bill calling for a moratorium on fracking in California failed in the State Senate, a non partisan watchdog group revealed that those who voted against the legislation or abstained ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jun 07, 2014 at 01:09 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
No answer to Cease & Desist Letter How many weeks does it take to cite the legal authority for confiscating signs? The Brown administration is continuing its strange war on the First Amendment as ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The oil industry welcomed the release of the California Natural Resources Agency’s draft environmental impact report of fracking operations in California, while environmental groups slammed the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 02:30 PM PST with 12 Recommends
In my many years of reporting, 2012 was one of the biggest for the future of fisheries and the environment in California. Unfortunately, much of the news wasn’t positive. The year began and ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:20 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Former marine protected area chair slams 'anti-oil activists' The new numbers for the amount of money spent on lobbying in Sacramento in the first three months of 2014 just came in from the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon May 05, 2014 at 08:35 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
The anti-fracking movement in California has grown in recent months since the passage of the green light to fracking bill, Senator Fran Pavley’s Senate Bill 4. Fracking opponents heckled Jerry ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Only in California would a big oil industry lobbyist lead a panel to create "marine protected areas" that exempt the oil industry and other ocean industrialists while removing fishermen and ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM PST with 9 Recommends