Delta Blues Trailer

Friday, May 28, 2010

Help the makers of the documentary film CRUDE with their legal fees

Chevron seeks all the footage and material collected for the making of the documentary film CRUDE as part of their huge legal fight in Ecuador. Whether you like the film or believe in its message, this legal action is an enormous trampling of journalists and documentarians First Amendment rights and will have a chilling effect on future work. Especially investigations of large corporations.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Puzzler

From the Chron: "U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger will consider restoring the water supply and ordering government biologists back to the drawing board during a hearing today that could decide the fate of the state's beleaguered salmon."

It's a puzzler because Wanger is the judge who ruled that diversions were hurting salmon and his rulings are the primary reason why strict water restrictions were placed on Central Valley farmers the past few years.

And it's sad because it means endless legal battles into the future. Farmers and fish won't benefit, only lawyers will.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Strategy for Salmon Release

Article in the Bee about changing strategies to assist with the survival of salmon smolt and "imprint" their birth river.