Hey, nobody is happier than I am about the MPA network off our coast, and nobody wants to see them succeed more either. But there are fatal flaws. As Chair of the MLPA Blue Ribbon Panel during the final important phase (implementation), Catherine Reheis-boyd absolutely must have known offshore fracking was going on with no public knowledge or input. As President of Western States Petroleum, it isn't possible that she didn't know. So she steered the MLPA process clear of the subject, and now we have a grave threat to all State Marine Reserves.
Further, why have the MPA's failed our Southern Sea Otters? Dr Tinker has been killing them with illegal funds swindled from PG&E ratepayers by former State Senator Sam Blakeslee via the CPUC. 64 million stolen dollars released by the CPUC for seismic testing because Blakeslee told them his bill 'mandated' the testing and it was inevitable. But the testing was denied approval. The bill Blakeslee was talking about was vetoed by former Governor Swarzenegger. Now, Dr Tinker has implanted electronic listening packets inside many otters, some killed in the process and all this unnecessary surgery done as a staging portion of seismic testing w/o a legally funded permit. One permit was granted to mutilate the otters but was never funded. The permit for seismic testing was funded (by PG&E!) but never permitted.
Tell me, high and mighty scientists and researchers all wrapped in your pigskin diplomas and PHD's, how do we meet the goals set forth in the MPLA when the MPA's don't protect these otters? Heads should roll, and a couple of investigations are warranted.
Joey Racano, Director
Ocean Outfall Group
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Sep 11, 2014
vol XXV issue 37
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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