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Rep. Jared Huffman said Thursday he hoped the “message of hope” of Pope Francis would inspire members of Congress to avoid a government shutdown because of “hyper-partisan squabbling.”
The San Rafael Democrat also used the pope’s statements to call for action on climate change and immigration reform.
The Yurok Tribe has remained silent since announcing on Sept. 15 that it is withdrawing its support for the historic Klamath Agreements, a hard fought compromise reached five years ago aimed at removing the four dams that dot the Klamath River.
New legislation, introduced in the House Friday by North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman, would expand the California Coastal National Monument to include five sites along the coast, including Trinidad Head and Lighthouse Ranch in Humboldt County.
The historic agreement designed to end long-standing water wars between fish advocates and farmers throughout the 16,000-square-mile Klamath River Basin appears to be facing collapse.
Zeke Grader, an advocate for commercial fishing who fought to protect fish as well as the people who catch them, has died. He was 68.
Grader's Sept. 7 death from pancreatic cancer at a San Francisco hospice was confirmed by Lois Prentice, his wife of 40 years.
The prospect of a strip mining operation polluting local streams had hundreds of Del Norte and Curry County residents united in support of a proposed federal mineral withdrawal that would exempt their prized watersheds from 19th Century mining laws.
The federal government is poised to sign a settlement with the Westlands Water District that would resolve a decades-long legal fight over badly drained, tainted farmland on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.
U.S. Interior Department officials on Friday told three Northern California congressmen that the department could sign the agreement as early as Tuesday.
Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, said Wednesday he will vote for President Barack Obama’s proposed Iran nuclear deal, saying that two months of deliberation have left him to conclude it offers the “best option” for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.
After careful deliberation, I have concluded that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is our best option for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran. I am voting to support the deal.
Federal officials are interested in giving the county first crack at acquiring surplus Coast Guard quarters in Point Reyes Station for low-income housing regardless of what happens with legislation requiring them to do so.