California’s Love Affair With Big Oil: From Marine ‘Protection’ to Cap-and-Trade Bill

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My long series of articles investigating the power of Big Oil in California, including my recent coverage of legislation brokered by Governor Jerry Brown to extend California’s cap-and-trade program past 2020, began at the Annual Legislative Fisheries Forum at the State Capitol in … Continued

Natural Baits For Big Rocks And Lings

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  Salmon are sexy, stripers have intimidating power and halibut offer table fare that is second to none. Yet, for northern California saltwater anglers in search of consistent fast action nothing beats targeting bottom fish. Indeed, the only potential stumbling … Continued

Federal Fishery Agencies Approve Permit To Construct Delta Tunnels

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As I predicted on election night, the President Donald Trump and Governor Jerry Brown administrations have apparently made a deal to fast-track Brown’s legacy project, the Delta Tunnels, considered by opponents to be the most environmentally destructive public works project … Continued

South Tower Mayhem!

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The adrenaline seemed to sizzle in my brain. It was the kind of excitement that only saltwater anglers can understand. I was living the dream, helping California Dawn deckhand Mike Verrone work the deck during a wide-open bite right underneath … Continued

Delta Stewardship Council Approves Amendments Promoting Delta Tunnels

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In spite of massive opposition by fishermen, family farmers, environmentalists and Delta residents who packed a room in the Holiday Inn in Sacramento on June 22, the Delta Stewardship Council endorsed controversial conveyance and storage amendmentsto the Delta Plan that … Continued

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