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Re: “The MLPA Ventures North

MLPA: The Maxxam Connection 1991. MAXXAM's President, John Seidl, is selected to be a vice president of the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy. Seidl resigned from MAXXAM in 1992.

By 2001 he was Environmental Grants Program Director of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

I got his last name wrong it is Seidl.

Posted by Tomas DiFiore on 08/07/2009 at 11:55 AM

Re: “The MLPA Ventures North

Hi All

We lost Sea Lion Cove for Seaweed Harvesting and Ab diving off Point Arena. Well actually a whole lot was lost. Native rights - right out the window. A late Friday resignation by Commissioner member Cindy Gustafson replaced in time for the vote on Tuesday by old crony BRTF member Don Benninghoven for a 3-2 count led some to say it smelled like fishy fascism.

In response: To Frank Hartzell's article (3rd in a series) "The MLPAI does not seek to industrialize the ocean, merely to put it off limits by varying degrees to fishing, seaweed harvesting and abalone diving."

Rather, neither the MPA designation itself, nor the MLPA Initiative decision can protect industrialization of the coastal waters. As was revealed last year, Diane Feinstein designated the Farallones Cordell Banks as a MPA and had to protect it specifically with legislation against oil development.

The Ocean Conservancy had been known (1991-2001) for it's ocean pollution and trash campaigns and it's shark protection alliance global campaign. Such (great) easy iconic work (not to diminish it's valued effort) to discuss - when behind the scenes, at the top -

Immediately after leaving the MAXXAM - PL - KaiserTech positions (1992c) Dr John Mick Lindl had a stint at the Ocean Conservancy. Dr John was then Environmental Program Grants Director for the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation while the foundation was in it's infancy and served for the next 4 years there. Why is it that he reported to Lew Coleman (Cole) personally, and only.

The MLPA-I is not about protecting fish. Read more about it!

It took Jennifer Savage of Ocean Conservancy until the end of Chris Skyhawk's Thursday eve radio show to call it what it is - The MLPA Initiative.

An appropriate question might be "Why is it called an Initiative"? To confuse those 'outside' the process'? We didn't vote on it, and we won't get to either. No actually it is derived from the G&B Moore Foundation grant requirements as they don't fund projects, they only fund "Initiatives".

What is an initiative?

It directly corresponds to "regional governance reform, monitoring and enforcement..."

The MLPA has been hijacked. Look into Dr John Mick Lindl's involvement:

Maxxam, Pacific Lumber, KaiserTech, Enron, Kaiser Aluminum, the world's 4th and 2nd largest oil companies, the world's largest oil full-service provider company, ALL have ties to the Ocean Conservancy, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation and the MLPA - I.

Posted by Tomas DiFiore on 08/07/2009 at 8:39 AM

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