Big oil lobbyist serves on federal marine protected areas panel
Catherine Reheis-Boyd’s role as a “marine guardian” for both the state and federal governments is just one example of the many conflicts of interests that infest environmental politics in California.
Mar 22, 2014
Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Fishermen Blast Bay Delta Conservation Plan
Rather than being a “rational, balanced plan” as Secretary John Laird claimed it is, Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of Winnemem Wintu Tribe, denounced the tunnel plan as “a death sentence for salmon and a violation of indigenous rights.”
The California Natural Resources Agency on Monday, December 9 released 34,000 pages of Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) documents for public review as tribal leaders, fishermen, family farmers, environmentalists, water agency leaders and elected officials held a press conference on the north steps of the State Capitol protesting the project.
Dec 13, 2013
Britain faces UN tribunal over Chagos Islands marine reserve
Ruling by permanent court of arbitration in The Hague may challenge UK's unilateral declaration of marine protected area
"Mauritius is not opposed to a marine protected area. On the contrary, we support conservation. We are very happy to work against illegal fishing," said Ramgoolam.Further doubts about the real intentions of the Foreign office were raised by a 2010 WikiLeaks cable in which Colin Roberts, the FCO's director of overseas territories, told the US state department that there would be no "Man Fridays" left on the islands following the establishment of the MPA and that establishing the park would, "in effect, put paid to resettlement claims of the archipelago's former residents".
Jan 29, 2013
Guide to Southern California 'marine protected areas'.
There are five “inconvenient truths” about the alleged "marine protected areas" that the DFG fails to mention in its release and guide.
The DFG release, as others released in the past, fails to mention the conflicts of interest, failure to comprehensively protect the ocean, shadowy private funding and incomplete and terminally flawed science that have made the MLPA Initiative into one of the most egregious examples of corporate greenwashing in California history.
Sep 15, 2012
The Inconvenient Truths about the MLPA Initiative
The San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, June 10 reported on the Fish and Game Commission’s approval of a network of so-called “marine protected areas” on California’s North Coast.
"Many grassroots environmentalists and fishermen believe that Reheis-Boyd was appointed to the task force to make sure that the oil industry’s interests were protected – and to ensure that recreational and commercial fishermen and seaweed harvesters, the most vocal opponents of offshore oil drilling, are removed from many areas on the ocean to clear a path for ocean industrialization."
Jun 12, 2012
Green groups bitterly divided over future of Chagos islanders
Email correspondence seen by the Guardian reveals prominent groups vehemently oppose returning Chagossians home
Chagossian exiles denounced the move as an attempt to pre-empt their hopes of a return – a charge the British government denies.
Jun 02, 2011
Mauritius sues the UK Government over the imposition of world’s largest Marine Protected Area
Full documentation including classified Foreign Office statement (annex 1) and Wikileaks disclosure of UK government’s lack of regret over expulsion of Chagos Islanders (annex 2)
"We do not doubt the current government’s resolve to prevent the resettlement of the islands’ former inhabitants..."
Jan 27, 2011
Wikileaks exposes loss of Chagos islanders’ right to return.
Letter to the Guardian newspaper.
"Colin Roberts, the FCO's director of overseas territories, told the US that there would be no "Man Fridays" on the islands and said: "We do not regret the removal of the population."
Dec 08, 2010