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Waterbag Campaign

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Información en Español Davidge withdraws waterbag applications!December 13, 2002: After the Coastal Commission votes to oppose his waterbag scheme, Ric Davidge announces that he is withdrawing his applications to bag water from the Gualala and Albion Rivers. For information about the campaign that stopped Davidge, and about his new proposal to export water from the Mad River, see below. Gualala ... Read More »

Water Export: Dos Rios water plan

Advice puts Eel River diversion plan on shelf by Glenda Anderson The Press Democrat March 12, 2008 [excerpt:] A recently revived proposal to divert water from a protected portion of the Eel River near Dos Rios has been quietly shelved following a negative legal opinion. “For now, we’ve put the whole Dos Rios thing on hold,” Mendocino County Water Agency ... Read More »

Dos Rios water plan

Piping spring flow from Dos Rios to reservoir could run afoul of Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by Glenda Anderson The Press Democrat October 12, 2007 [excerpt:] A decade after Mendocino County Supervisor John Pinches first proposed piping water from a protected portion of the Eel River to as far south as Ukiah, the much maligned plan is getting a ... Read More »

Bottled Water

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Quick facts about bottled water versus cleaning up the drinking water supply Members of the United Nations estimate that if the world took half of what it currently spends on bottled water ($100 billion annually) and invested it in water infrastructure and treatment, everyone in the world could have access to clean drinking water. But bottled water is cleaner, right? Actually, ... Read More »

Water Export

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Local News Advice puts Eel River diversion plan on shelf March, 2008: A recently revived proposal to divert water from a protected portion of the Eel River near Dos Rios has been quietly shelved following a negative legal opinion. Diverting water from a Wild & Scenic River? October, 2007: Mendocino County studies a plan to divert water from the Wild ... Read More »

Stop the Mad Water Grab

VIA FACSIMILE AND FIRST CLASS MAIL Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District 828 Seventh Street P.O. Box 95 Eureka, California 95502 Attention: Carol Rische, General Manager Re: Proposal to Export Mad River Water from Humboldt Bay via Bag-and-Tugboat Operation Dear Sirs and Mesdames: We represent a rapidly growing coalition of citizens’ groups that are vehemently opposed to the project proposed to ... Read More »

The pulp web

Eureka Times-Standard The pulp web By John Driscoll The Times-Standard Monday, November 29, 2004 – The Samoa pulp mill’s key investors and management have been recycled and replaced since it was bought from Louisiana-Pacific Corp. in 2001. Reorganized several times, each time unshouldering massive debt, the companies that have owned the mill have changed names, but many of the faces ... Read More »

At least for now, water bag idea bagged

Eureka Times-Standard At least for now, water bag idea bagged By John Driscoll The Times-Standard Saturday, March 15, 2003 – EUREKA — The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board took a recommendation to put a proposal to ship water from the Mad River on the back burner. The unanimous vote followed the recommendation of the district’s manager, Carol Rische, who ... Read More »

Water bags a good lesson for Humboldt

Eureka Times-Standard Water bags a good lesson for Humboldt Thursday, March 6, 2003 There isn’t much else that’ll stir the pot so thoroughly these days as a bid to move the rain from here to somewhere else. We saw that clearly when Alaska-based Aqueous Corp. was sent packing after pitching a plan to ship Mad River water to points south ... Read More »

Water district meets Friday on Mad River water bagging proposal

Eureka Times-Standard Water district meets Friday on Mad River water bagging proposal By The Times-Standard Thursday, February 20, 2003 – The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District will meet Friday to discuss the response it has gotten to a proposal to ship Mad River water south in giant ocean-going bags. The district has been investigating a proposal from the Alaska-based Aqueous ... Read More »

Fortuna council likes water bag idea

Eureka Times-Standard Fortuna council likes water bag idea By James Faulk The Times-Standard Thursday, February 20, 2003 – FORTUNA — The City Council heard a summary of the proposed plan to export Mad River water and gave its unanimous support to the idea in concept Tuesday night. The city has no official input on the subject because it is not ... Read More »

Fortuna to hear water bag concept

Eureka Times-Standard Fortuna to hear water bag concept By James Faulk The Times-Standard Monday, February 17, 2003 FORTUNA — It’s the Friendly City’s turn to hear the much-debated water bag proposal. At Tuesday’s council meeting, Carol Rische from the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District will give a presentation to the City Council regarding a proposal to export water from the ... Read More »

Water district says Mad River bag bid still just a proposal

Eureka Times-Standard Water district says Mad River bag bid still just a proposal By James Tressler The Times-Standard Friday, February 14, 2003 EUREKA — Shipping billions of gallons of Mad River water in huge plastic bags to thirsty cities down south is still only in the discussion phase, officials at the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District said Thursday. The district ... Read More »

Environmental groups push water district to douse water bag idea

Eureka Times-Standard Environmental groups push water district to douse water bag idea The Times-Standard Friday, February 14, 2003 A group of nine environmental and public interest groups are calling for the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District to dump an Alaska entrepreneur’s bid to ship Mad River water south. The Environmental Protection Information Center, the Northcoast Environmental Center, the Sierra Club ... Read More »

Arcatans: Bag water bag idea

Eureka Times-Standard Arcatans: Bag water bag idea By James Faulk The Times-Standard February 11, 2003 ARCATA — “No. No. On second thought, no.” Mayor Bob Ornelas was clear in his opposition to a proposed plan to export Mad River water in a bag nearly as long as three football fields, as was the rest of the City Council Wednesday. A ... Read More »