Stories by Dan Bacher

Dan Bacher is an environmental journalist in Sacramento. He can be reached at: Dan Bacher danielbacher@fishsniffer.com. subscribe to Dan Bacher's feed

Posted on: Feb 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Critics say the crisis could have been avoided, and is result of mismanagement of the state’s water supply system.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The governor failed to show up for an environmental award after outrage from environmentalists, indigenous leaders and labor activists who exposed Brown's abysmal environmental record.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A bill that started out aimed at protecting Californians from fracking veered off course.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2013, Source: Daily Kos

The measure would outlaw fracking by changing the city's zoning laws.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Where will the industry get the water for fracking on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and coastal areas, including Monterey County where large Monterey Shale deposits are located?

Posted on: Dec 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Environmental and consumer protection groups are crying foul.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

This grant looks like it gives a "green veneer" to a plan that will result in the destruction of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Most of the cost burden will fall on taxpayers and urban water ratepayers, although corporate agribusiness will receive the majority of the water from the tunnels.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Expect the influence by corporate giants like the Resnicks to increase even more due to the recent Supreme Court decisions that blocks bans on corporate spending for candidates.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Don't be surprised if Schwarzenegger will now use the threat of catastrophic flooding of Biblical proportions to promote the $11.1 water bond on the November ballot.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

An "Astroturf" agribusiness group has relentlessly promoted the myth that crops grown on drainage-impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley "feed the nation."

Posted on: Jan 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

He gushed about the legislative package that clears the path for a peripheral canal, new dams and the destruction of the California Delta as one his major "accomplishments."

Posted on: Dec 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The retirement of drainage impaired land on the San Joaquin's west side should be a priority if we want to preserve California's limited water supply and fisheries.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A broad coalition oppose the peripheral canal because it would inevitably result in the increased diversion of Delta water to corporate agribusiness and southern California.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Their ultimate goals are to increase water exports from the imperiled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to corporate agribusiness and southern California.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Today environmental groups from around California weighed in with their opposition to the dangerous proposed water legislation.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Grassroots community activists are mobilizing against the internationally boycotted corporation that is planning to bottle water in an already parched state.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Schwarzenegger said he wants a water bill package including a peripheral canal and dams on his desk by Friday night before he will act on 700 bills awaiting his signature.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The government, three Indian Tribes and 25 other parties released a tentative agreement providing for the removal of four Klamath River dams owned by billionaire Warren Buffett.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

So much for the enviro governor, his record towards fish and water is an unprecedented disaster.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A grassroots uprising has ignited to stop a mad rush to build a peripheral canal without regard for many Northern California and Delta constituents.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2009, Source: TruthOut.org

Unfortunately, this characterization of the battle to save the Delta as one of "people versus fish" couldn't be further from the truth.