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MRC: Profiting in the Name of ‘Restoration’

MRC: Profiting in the Name of ‘Restoration’

On Tuesday, April 21st (yesterday, as this week’s edition goes to press) the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors was set to consider regulations, for the first time, on Mendocino Redwood…

California’s Thirsty Wine-Grapes

In the San Joaquin Valley heartland town of Livingston, located along Highway 99 between Turlock and Merced, the United States' most lucrative wine corporation, E&J Gallo, operates the world's largest…

MRC’s Private Meetings with the Supervisors

Large, politically-active corporations tend to employ influence peddlers who can talk when even money can't. A perfect example is playing out here in Mendocino County. The county's largest land baron…

California’s ‘Water Donor Counties’

California’s ‘Water Donor Counties’

The Humboldt and Trinity County boards of supervisors have issued a new trickle of outrage concerning their status as water vassals of Central Valley agribusiness. In letters this past January…

Greenfield’s Pomo Relics

Systemic and widespread murder, land expropriation, forced sterilization, kidnapping and forced indoctrination of children via a residential school system that persisted for nearly a century, destruction of languages and outlawing…

Greenpeace’s MRC Greenwash

Greenpeace’s MRC Greenwash

“Clean up your act, not your image” is the slogan of the stopgreenwash.org campaign recently launched by none other than Greenpeace International, which seeks to expose the hype behind the…

The Lumber Man in Charge of Climate Policy

The Lumber Man in Charge of Climate Policy

The world's largest remaining contiguous stand of old-growth redwood forest resides in Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern California. On the park's northwestern flank, six people gathered last May to…

California’s “Carbon Sequestration” Failure

California’s “Carbon Sequestration” Failure

Until the latter part of the second millennium, giant redwood stands stretched from southwestern Oregon to Monterey Bay. Primordial Douglas firs groves were also commonplace. All were a product of…

Flying Rivers & Mega-Droughts

When it comes to areas of the world being racked by drought, one of the few that has had at least as hard a time as California is central and…

$9,460.45

$9,460.45

Just before Christmas, on December 22, 2014, Mendocino County Superior Court Judge John Behnke announced the amount that I am mandated to pay the California Department of Transportation for occupying…

Tainted Desert

Tainted Desert

When the modern infrastructure of the American West was being constructed in the mid-20th century, it was based on a vision consistent with the contemporary zeitgeist of American exceptionalism and…

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