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Salmon advocate and water warrior Bruce Tokars died this week of an apparent heart attack. He was 64. Bruce was known for his viral videos attacking industrial agriculture in the western San Joaquin Valley for its water grab and threat to the Delta. Bruce's website, www.salmonwaternow.org, has many of his memorable five to 10-minute videos which weaved in clips from the news, old movies, commercials, cartoons, etc. that delighted and informed viewers. He was a dear friend. His brother-in-law was salmon fishing industry advocate Larry Collins. Following are some quotes from the many people in California's environmental community who were saddened on learning of Bruce's passing. I have left off the authors' names because I did not have time to contact them for approval although I feel certain they would gladly make their comments publicly known. Here is a sample: READ MORE »
WASHINGTON — Today (March 26), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the results of the first comprehensive survey looking at the health of thousands of stream and river miles across the country, finding that more than half – 55 percent – are in poor condition for aquatic life.
“The health of our Nation’s rivers, lakes, bays and coastal waters depends on the vast network of streams where they begin, and this new science shows that America’s streams and rivers are under significant pressure,” said Office of Water Acting Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner. “We must continue to invest in protecting and restoring our nation’s streams and rivers as they are vital sources of our drinking water, provide many recreational opportunities, and play a critical role in the economy.”
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