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So far I haven't seen any replies to questions about the Modesto IVP meeting on Marine Protected Areas (Modesto, perfect place to talk about the ocean- NOT). Catherine Rehies-Boyd was one of the panelists, having been chair of the Blue Ribbon Panel on MPA implementation, also President of Western States Petroleum. And the question stands- in light of new revelations that fracking has been going on offshore in California for some 20 years with no public knowledge input regulation or studies, how is it conceivable the Chairwoman had no knowledge this was taking place?Still waiting,Joey Racano, DirectorOcean Outfall Groupwww.oceanoutfallgroup.comOn Facebook: attacking fracking
1 week, 6 days ago on Independent Voter Project Conference Sparks Controversy Over IVN.us Funding
Friends,Why didn't Catherine Reheis-Boyd mention the Fracking was already being done off the California coast while she chaired the MLPA Blue Ribbon Panel? This is very troubling. Jerry Brown and Fran Pavley teamed up to ALLOW Fracking -unregulated- to continue in our state, yet this letter is trying to portray it differently. Fracking is incompatable with our MPA network, and the state waters are in a state of emergency with 2 oarfish, 7 Bottlenose Dolphins, and a Beaked Whale all washing in within a 2 week period, and within days of Geophysical Seismic Surveys being done for the extraction industries. With sonar, seismics, mass die offs, unregulated fracking offshore, acidification, Fukushima, Once through cooling, a desal unit proposed, sea stars melting- you people seem to have your head in the sand. Are you aware of the sea otters with listening devices sewn into their abdomens and no funding to remove said devices? And many of them died in the process as a staging portion of a seismic project at Diablo Canyon that ultimately was never approved? Those otters are still out there.Let's get together and make some real paradigm change instead of always rolling over. Joey Racano, DirectorOcean Outfall Groupwww.oceanoutfallgroup.com
1 month ago on IVP Holds Summit on Fracking at UC Merced
@Richard Lemire we're already history, it began when Rumsfeld and Cheney and the Oil/Pharma complex they represent pulled a fast one on America on 9 11 2001 They never looked back.
3 months, 1 week ago on POLL: Can President Elevate Syrian Conflict Without Approval?
Even with congressional 'approval', the USA going into Syria would be a violation of International Law. In fact, the USA has, since 3003, been engaged in one international war crime after another and must be held accountable.
Even with congress, it is still a violation of international law. Our government is already a war criminal and being pursued by international elements.
Capps is a 0, I knew it when she supported oil drilliong at Tranquillion ridge (PXP) in santa barbara- are you guys surprised? PGE pays 11 million tax to SLO annually - When the solar panels went on carrizzo next to pge's wires so they could sell us the sun, I knew we were screwed! Lois and Haas make me nauseous.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Lois Capps Pushes for Diablo Seismic Test in Washington; Seismologist Disputes Claim
Editor,Thank you for this wonderfully researched expose' of what is obviously a shadowy business. Simply put, PG&E seems to be running the state regulatory process, and perhaps even at the federal level somewhat. The fact that PG&E was allowed to finance studies from which it stood to directly benefit is criminal, no doubt about it. And Dr Tinkerstein is certainly no friend of this threatened species. Who is in line to investigate the crime of having moved forward without being granted regulatory approval by the California Coastal Commission? This is a huge injustice to the regulatory process, the people of California and especially to those poor Southern Sea Otters, who now languish in a purgatory of extra-regulatory vivisection.An investigation is needed and overdue. Respectfully,Joey Racano, DirectorOcean Outfall GroupAdministrator, (Facebook page) Stop the Diablo Canyon Seismic Testing
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Are Endangered Central Coast Sea Otters Lab ‘Rats’ Caught in PG&E’s Halted Seismic Test? A Special Report
But it's not coastal dependent. They are only on the coast because they have a waiver (316b) waiver from the Clean Water Act, which allows them to suck in seawater with their cooling intake and dump it back out above ambient temperature. This results in destruction of larvae by the billions, and if the plant loses the waiver, they are no longer on the earthquake faults or the coast. This is not a coastal dependent industrial development. Just an industrial development in the wrong place. They should move inland and upgrade to a cooling tower configuration instead. There's a good use for the 64 million dollars.On facebook: Stop the Diablo Canyon Seismic Testing
1 year, 1 month ago on Coastal Commission Staff Requests Denial of PG&E Permit
Great report Rock! That;s just the beginning of today's action. There's more unfolding! :)Joey RacanoOn facebook: Stop the Diablo Canyon Seismic Testing
1 year, 2 months ago on NRDC Calls for Stop to PG&E Seismic Test, Urges Coastal Commission to Deny Permit
Morro Bay Harbor Department get paid by the boat slip rent in the Morro Bay Marina. The Marine is mere feet from the Morro Bay State Marine Reserve. Harbor Department wants to dredge the Marina, so they can make more money, a clear conflict. But dredging the marina may cause 'take' in the SMR when dredging suspends and transports toxics now locked in the anaerobic environment. Last night, the Morro Bay City Council discussed awarding contracts for the dredging anyway and Fish and Game is making excuses about why the dredge is allowed to go through. This is putting the entire MLPA process in jeopardy. If this SMR is compromised, they will all fall like dominoes. We need a public hearing. At that hearing, Morro Bay Harbor Department and their friends who want to dredge can show the science that proves dredge will not cause 'take' in the SMR. Joey Racano, Director Ocean Outfall Group email@example.com 805 540-8970
1 year, 6 months ago on Marine Protected Areas Attract More Than Just Ocean Life