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Showing the enormous power of the oil industry in California despite the state’s “green” image, every ...
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Big Oil defeats California bill to ban new offshore oil drilling

For the first time in several years, there is a really good run of Chinook ...

Chrome Invades The American River

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Huge Stripers On Tap In West Delta

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Fish Sniffer Sierra Kokanee

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Farallon Islands Adventure Provides Fast Paced Bottomfish Excitement

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Spotlight on Conservation

Showing the enormous power of the oil industry in California despite the state’s “green” image, every bill except one opposed by the powerful oil industry has failed to make it out of the state legislature this year and during the 2015-2016 session. The latest victim of intense lobbying by Big Oil is Senate Bill 188, a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prohibit new pipelines or other infrastructure needed to support new federal oil and gas development. Senator Jackson introduced SB 188 in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order opening the door to expanded offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters off the ...
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State Auditor Elaine Howle on October 5 released an audit on Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project revealing extensive mismanagement by the Department of Water Resources, including the violation of state contracting laws, spending millions of dollars over anticipated costs, and failure to complete either an economic or financial analysis. The 97-page report said the Department of Water Resources (DWR) broke state contracting laws when they replaced the program manager for the California WaterFix, formerly called the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP).  The WaterFix project aims to build two massive 35-mile long tunnels under the Delta to export Sacramento River water to corporate agribusiness interests in the San Joaquin ...
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The Winnemem Wintu Run4Salmon, a “participatory, prayerful journey” to build public support to help protect and restore declining salmon populations, California river systems and indigenous lifeways, took place this year from September 9 to 22. James Netzel of Tight Lines Guide Service and Robert Reimers of Rustic Rob’s Guide Service donated their services to take leaders of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and their allies in their boats from Sacramento to Colusa on the Run4Salmon. Netzel drove the Pittsburg to Sacramento stretch of the river in his boat on September 12, while Reimers boated the section from Sacramento to Colusa section ...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces new restrictions on recreational fishing for groundfish in waters north of Point Conception to the Oregon/California border. Changes to authorized fishing depths described below take effect Monday, Oct. 16 at 12:01 a.m., and will remain in place through the remainder of 2017. The recreational groundfish fishery depth restrictions will be as follows: Northern Management Area (Oregon/California border to Cape Mendocino): Take is prohibited seaward of 20 fathoms (120 feet) in depth. The ‘all-depth’ groundfish fishery slated for November and December 2017 in this area is canceled. Mendocino Management Area (Cape Mendocino ...
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