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30,000 Californians Want Offshore Fracking Halted

30,000 Californians Want Offshore Fracking Halted
The state and federal governments have been in collusion with Big Oil in California for decades - and people concerned about the future of fish, wildlife and the oceans are fed up with the fact that Southern California's oceans were fracked at least 203 times over the past 20 years.
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Goliath Gets Bigger: California's Prop 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 Million

Goliath Gets Bigger: California's Prop 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 Million
The debate over the pros and cons of Proposition 1, Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion water bond, is very important, but an even bigger issue in any environmental battle or process is the money behind the campaign. The big corporate money behind the water bond largely determines who the bond will benefit — billionaires, corporate agribusiness, oil companies and The 1%, not the people, fish or wildlife of California.
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In Massive Drought, Water Becomes Currency in Payola Scheme

In Massive Drought, Water Becomes Currency in Payola Scheme
Opponents of Proposition 1, the controversial State Water Bond, today blasted Governor Jerry Brown and the measure's backers for taking $850,000 in contributions from big agribusiness donors to pass public funding for water transfers to enrich them – and to enable the biggest dam-building program in California history.
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It's Enviro Vs. Enviro: Clashes Erupt Over CA Gov Brown's Proposed Water Fix

It's Enviro Vs. Enviro: Clashes Erupt Over CA Gov Brown's Proposed Water Fix
Environmental groups in California are butting heads over Governor Jerry Brown's proposed tunnel fix to the state's water problems. Critics contend the bond program would actually degrade the environment further, and is only a short-term stopgap.
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$67B Peripheral Tunnels Too Much for Economist Hired to Show Financial Benefit of Frack-Happy Project

$67B Peripheral Tunnels Too Much for Economist Hired to Show Financial Benefit of Frack-Happy Project
In the latest episode in the sordid saga of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels, two environmental groups revealed on June 20 that even an economist hired by BDCP officials won't sign off on the controversial project. Dr. David Sunding, an economist on the faculty of the University of California-Berkeley and a principal with The Brattle Group, said at the recent Continuing Legal Education Water Law Conference in San Diego that "given the financial uncertainties if he were a water agency, he would not sign off" on the BDCP.
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$67B Tunnel Plan Moving Forward Without Permits or Plans to Pay for It

$67B Tunnel Plan Moving Forward Without Permits or Plans to Pay for It
California Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is stepping up its efforts to fast-track the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the peripheral tunnels, as revealed in a memorandum sent to Department of Water Resources. Delta advocates criticized the memo for being the latest in a series of actions taken by the Brown administration to rush the construction of the peripheral tunnels before permitting of the process is complete — and before any financial plan or agreement to pay for the tunnels, estimated to cost $67 billion or more, is in place.
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Despite CA's Drought, Oil Industry Spokesperson Admits to Projected Increase in Fracking Water Use

Despite CA's Drought, Oil Industry Spokesperson Admits to Projected Increase in Fracking Water Use
Tupper Hull, spokesman for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and former press spokesman for the Westlands Water District, admitted in an interview on National Public Radio (NPR) what the anti-fracking community has known for a long time – once they figure out how to make the Monterey Shale economically viable, the water usage will ramp up significantly.
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CA Gov's Bay Delta Conservation Plan Lacks Answers

CA Gov's Bay Delta Conservation Plan Lacks Answers
As many taxpayers were scurrying to send in their state and federal taxes on April 15, three environmental groups asked the big, unanswered question looming over the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build the twin tunnels: Who will pay?
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Environmental Group Offers Real Solutions to CA's Critical Water Shortage (Without Million Dollar Pork Projects)

Environmental Group Offers Real Solutions to CA's Critical Water Shortage (Without Million Dollar Pork Projects)
As California's drought continues, Governor Jerry Brown and other politicians continue to promote the controversial plan to build peripheral tunnels as the "solution" to California's water problems. On the other hand, the Environmental Water Caucus has released a response to the drought pointing to ways that permanently use less water and better manage the hundreds of existing dams and reservoirs that already exist.
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Opposition to CA's Peripheral Tunnel Plans Call on Obama to Intervene, Save Drought Stricken State

Opposition to CA's Peripheral Tunnel Plans Call on Obama to Intervene, Save Drought Stricken State
Advocates for the restoration of Central Valley salmon and the Delta rallied with colorful signs and banners at an intersection surrounded by fields on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, urging President Obama to not support Governor Jerry Brown's peripheral tunnel plan.
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