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MLPA: The Privatization Of Ocean Management

Writer Beth Werner claims, "Most people have heard of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) in one way or another, but there seems to be…

MLPA Official Reverses Video Ban

An official from Governor Arnold Schwarzeneg­ger’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative today announced that he would finally allow the film­ing and audio recording of…

Evidence of Corruption Emerges: North Coast Enviros Blast MLPA

John and Barbara Stephens-Lewallen, Mendocino County's leading environmental activist couple, demanded that the Schwarzenegger administration stop the corrupt, fast-track Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative…

Big Ag’s Couple Banks On Brown, Feinstein: The Resnicks Manipulate Water Policy with Big Campaign Contributions

Delta advocates fear that campaign contributions from Stewart Resnick and other big water interests could heavily influence Jerry Brown, the potential winner of the gubernatorial race in the November election, and his positions on the construction of more dams and the November $11.1 billion water bond. They also fear Resnick could pressure Brown to support legislative and administrative attacks on federal plans protecting Delta smelt and Central Valley salmon.

Sacto Salmon Run Hits Record Low

The Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC), a quasi-governmental body that manages West Coast fisheries, on February 11 released alarm­ing numbers showing that California’s once most abundant salmon run collapsed to an all-time record low in 2009.