What Killed These Fish? And What Does It Mean?

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By Roy L Hales

On Saturday, Sept 7, someone from Blythe took her kids on what was to have been a fishing expedition. The trip was aborted after they found the dead fish that you see in the photo above in in a canal off 26th, in the Palo Verde Valley. She would later tell me that the smell was terrible! She returned the following day and took the photos you see on this page. Her father emailed me that, “Attached you will find pictures … of the contamination of the Colorado River. The farmers have continued using pesticides and herbicides that have continued to contaminate the Colorado River besides all the rest of the trash that is thrown into it by the communities above Blythe …. These pictures show all the dead fish and the slime that’s above the water in the canal that will end up in the Colorado River, 50 yards away …. What you are seeing on the attachments according to some of our farmworker informants happens all the time when they are going to irrigate the new fields where they are going to grow vegetables or fruits. ”

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California High Speed Rail

Construction on the first 65 miles of California’s high-speed rail project is about to begin. That is despite a new bill from Congress’ transportation committee, which has blocked funding in 2014. The Republican-controlled House was too slow, they already provided $3.5 and the money can not be taken back. Now the California’s High Speed Rail Authority has released a report stating the project will produce zero net greenhouse gas emissions

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Problems With Siemens 2.3-108 Wind Turbine Blades At Ocotillo?

By Roy L Hales

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A number of questions have risen since a 173 foot-long-blade flew off turbine 156 at the Ocotillo Wind Farm. Ocotillo resident Parke Ewing emailed me that, “The blade was blown off last night during low wind speeds of around 18 mph. This project is not safe for residents, visitors, hikers, off roaders or anyone traveling on the Interstate 8 freeway or Imperial highway…. How can we live here with problems like this?”

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NAHC recognizes Ocotillo Wind Farm site as a Native American Sacred site

By Roy L Hales

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On Monday, April 22, the California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) recognized the 12,000 acre Ocotillo Wind Project site, in what the local Quechan tribe refers to as the “Valley of Death,” as a sacred Native American cultural landscape and burial ground. This resolution was passed by a 4-0 vote.

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