The Real Frost Protection Conspiracy

by Will Parrish on Sep 28th, 2011 The Anderson Valley Advertiser The primary mandate of the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), a division of the California Environmental Protection Agency, is to ensure adequate water for California’s fish populations. Its actual function, however, has proved to be altogether different. In … Read more

Invitation: Water Wars in Mendo and the North Coast

The Great Thirst: Water Wars in Mendo and the North Coast Thursday, September 29 The Spring House 304 Spring St., Ukiah Join local journalist Will Parrish as he leads a discussion on water woes in Mendocino County and the greater California North Coast, from the wine industry’s depletion of creeks, streams, and groundwater to the … Read more

Watch the Elwha Dam Removal Live on Sept. 17th

Visit American Rivers homepage on Saturday at 11 am pacific, 2 pm eastern time to watch the Elwha River dam removal ceremony. Actor and American Rivers board member Tom Skerritt will participate in the ceremony, along with Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Chairwoman Frances Charles, Governor Chris Gregoire, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and other … Read more

North Coast Railroad Authority: ‘We Don’t Have to Follow Your Laws’

Hank Sims / Sept. 2 @ 2:04 p.m. “NCRA, acting as the CEQA [California Environmental Quality Act] lead agency, has a duty pursuant to CEQA guidelines to neither approve nor carry out a project as proposed unless the significant environmental effects have been mitigated to an acceptable level, where possible.” – “Executive Summary: Draft Environmental Impact … Read more