Jim Patterson http://kvpr.org en Patterson Calls For Halt To San Joaquin River Restoration Releases http://kvpr.org/post/patterson-calls-halt-san-joaquin-river-restoration-releases <p>Citing a historically dry 2013, Assemblymember Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) is calling for the federal government to stop water releases from Friant Dam for the San Joaquin River Restoration program.</p><p>Since 2009 the restoration program has released water into the river on an interim basis in an effort to bring back salmon populations to a stretch of the channel that has been dry for decades. The restoration agreement calls for those flows to become permanent in 2014.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:47:09 +0000 Joe Moore 26918 at http://kvpr.org Patterson Calls For Halt To San Joaquin River Restoration Releases California Animal Welfare Bill Creates Controversy, Critics Call It 'Ag-Gag' http://kvpr.org/post/california-animal-welfare-bill-creates-controversy-critics-call-it-ag-gag <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A number of states have recently passed laws that seek to restrict journalists and animal rights activists from filming inhumane practices inside slaughterhouses. These so-called </span><a href="http://kvpr.org/post/states-crack-down-animal-welfare-activists-and-their-undercover-videos" style="line-height: 1.5;">“Ag-gag” </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">laws have drawn harsh criticism from animal welfare groups. Now, a new bill from a Fresno lawmaker that aims to mandate the swift reporting of animal abuse has some crying foul. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:12:43 +0000 Ezra David Romero 13659 at http://kvpr.org California Animal Welfare Bill Creates Controversy, Critics Call It 'Ag-Gag'