Deep Regulatory Capture: The Links Between Delta Tunnels Plan and MLPA Initiative

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One of the least discussed issues in California environmental politics – and one of the most crucial to understanding Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels plan – is the clear connection between the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative and the California … Continued

Greenwashing Extinction: The Links between Delta Tunnels Plan and MLPA Initiative

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One of the least discussed issues in California environmental politics – and one of the most crucial to understanding Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels plan – is the clear connection between the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative and the California … Continued

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

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

Flashback Friday: Fundamental problems with MLPA Initiative still haven’t been resolved

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I wrote an article exposing the flaws of the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative for the Sacramento News and Review in 2009. Unfortunately, none of the fundamental problems with the process pinpointed in this and other articles have ever been resolved … Continued

Delta advocates blast Governor Brown for pushing tunnels in State of the State

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In his State of the State Address at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown promoted building “reliable conveyance” — the controversial Delta Tunnels Plan proposed under the California Water Fix and California Water Action Plan — … Continued

CA regulators plan to do regional MPAs reviews only once a decade

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State officials originally pledged to conduct a regional review of the so-called “marine protected areas” created under the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative every five years, but they have now reversed course and plan to do the reviews only once every 10 … Continued