California Fish and Game Commission Breaks Promise to Anglers

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Commission moves forward with plan to postpone MPA assessments  On April 13, the California Fish and Game Commission moved forward with a controversial final Marine Protected Area “Master Plan” that postpones environmental assessments from every 5 years, as originally promised, to every 10 … Continued

Water Board Schedules Closed Delta Tunnels Meetings

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The State Water Resources Control Board on April 11 announced a schedule of meetings that it may hold regarding the state and federal government petition to divert water on the Sacramento River for Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels, but these meetings will be … Continued

Feds to Probe Delta Tunnel Misuse of Grant Funds

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In the latest development in the long saga of Governor Jerry Brown’s rapidly collapsing California Water Fix, the Inspector General will be conducting an investigation of a Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) complaint detailing how a funding agreement with … Continued

Parties Reconvene To Discuss Klamath Dam Removal Agreement

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Editor’s Note: The day after this article went to press in the print edition of the Fish Sniffer, representatives of the state and federal governments, Klamath Basin Indian Tribes, PacifiCorp and environmental and fishery conservation groups on April 6 signed … Continued

Broad Coalition Urges State, Feds to Update Bay-Delta Water Quality Plan

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A large coalition of over 150 conservation, fishing, recreational, and tribal organizations on April 5 sent letters to the California State Water Resources Control Board and to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding California’s failure to update Bay-Delta Water Quality … Continued

Commission To Vote On Postponing Scientific Assessments Of Marine Reserves

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The Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative, one of the most controversial environmental processes in California history, is known for its many broken promises and “inconvenient truths.” On April 13, the California Fish and Game Commission at its meeting in … Continued

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