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Lawsuit from last year’s Oroville Dam debacle seeks up to $51 billion in penalties


According to the Butte County DA, he filed the civil claim of environmental damages against the DWR mainly because they violated a fish and game code. ... According to the Butte County lawsuit, the weight of the Oroville spillway sludge is estimated to be between 2,000 to 3,000 pounds per cubic yard. "...

Anti-fracking movement gains traction in California as landslide vote forbids destructive, water-polluting practice


Agriculture is Butte County's biggest industry and locals fear that toxic waste from fracking operations will pollute aquifers in the area, destroying the "lifeblood" of the county's economy. CommonDreams.org quoted Dave Garcia, of Frack-Free Butte County, who said: "We are thrilled that Butte County voters decided to protect our clean water and almond and walnut farms from fracking. "...

Honeybee populations are collapsing so rapidly that bee hive thefts are now on the rise


In Butte county, the thefts have become a big deal. According to the Butte County Sheriff's Office, "information that over 500 beehives have been reported stolen in two separate incidents which took place in two neighboring counties over the last two weeks." The Feb. 2 memo revealed that 480 hives were stolen in Butte and Colusa County alone. 64 of the hives were valued at $20,000. "...

California to shut down power for up to a WEEK in multiple counties to "prevent wildfires"


Last weekend, 10,300 PG&E customers in Butte, Plumas, and Yuba counties were without power as part of a preliminary planned blackout leading up to this much larger one. ... El Cerrito, Berkeley, and Sonoma County are all likewise scheduled for blackouts, as are the following counties: • Alameda County • Alpine County • Amador CountyButte County • Calaveras County • Colusa County • El Dorado County • Glenn ...

BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases


What's also clear is that oil has been found in nearby areas and possibly even within the Gold Butte area itself. ... In essence, the BLM is a criminal mafia racket, and Cliven Bundy just happened to be in the way of their next target, the Gold Butte area of Nevada. "...

Devastating wildfires continue to blaze across California, Oregon and Washington


In California, the North Complex Fire, a monstrous group of blazes that includes the fast-moving Bear Fire, has spread to cover more than 200,000 acres northeast of San Francisco, claiming 10 lives in Butte County. ... The raging fires there have also devastated entire communities, including Detroit in Marion County, Blue River and Vida in Lane County and Phoenix and Talent in Jackson County. "...

Oregon's criminalization of rainwater collection is now complete: Saving water runoff will get you thrown in jail


Jackson is the same county that recently imprisoned and fined another area landowner, Gary Harrington , for illegally collecting rainwater – the county said the water contained in the lakes Harrington built on his property belonged to the Medford Water Commission, according to a 1925 state law. ... Never mind the fact that the pond was built 40 years ago and is clearly shown on the county records. "...

SF Bay Area water company offers $100 rebates to increase rainwater collection and conserve water supply


The rain barrel rebate program explained BAWSCA covers most of San Mateo County, which is the southern section of the SF Bay Area south of San Francisco, and parts of Alameda County (think Oakland) due east of SF as well as a few other areas. ... He even addressed a crowd that had gathered outside the Jackson County Jail as he entered to serve his sentence, encouraging others to resist Big Brother. "...

California farmers begin selling water instead of crops as drought reaches critical stage


"In the last year alone, there have been wells in Glenn County that have dropped 32 feet. Nineteen feet in Butte County." Vlamis believes the problems stem from the fact that groundwater is not regulated in California, so state and federal agencies don't understand the impact that transfers can have. "...

Less than 60 days remaining before dozens of California communities run out of water


"The areas in jeopardy include Colusa and El Dorado County. These are relatively small communities and they rely on one source of water," the news site reported, adding, "Butte County north of Sacramento is getting hit hard." "...

PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for California fires... when will Big Pharma be prosecuted for millions of patients killed by toxic vaccines and dangerous medications?


Butte County District Attorney Michael Ramsey reportedly helped these family members read their statements, or contacted them for phone call statements. "...

Obama has placed more land and water under federal control than any other president in history


Obama has also claimed another 300,000 acres of land in Clark County, Nevada, declaring it to be the “Gold Butte National Monument” for many of the same reasons. "...

Texas cops crack down on rogue lemonade stand operating without a license and run by child labor (satire)


They point to cases like Dan Snyder of Butte, Montana, a 6-year-old entrepreneur who was cited by the Justice Department in August 2014 for selling bottled water he drew from his kitchen tap – and again, without a permit. ... Government shuts down kids' lemonade stands, issues fines Kids lemonade stand fined $500 and ordered shut down by county NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit Disqus Take Action: Support Natural News by linking to this article from your website ...

Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property


But the state of Oregon disagrees, claiming that Harrington is actually diverting water intended for the Big Butte Creek watershed and its tributaries, which are governed by the nearby city of Medford, onto his own property. ... "I'm sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty," Harrington announced before a small crowd gathered outside the Jackson County jail, prior to beginning his sentence. "...

Yellowstone is quietly becoming more active... yet another reason you should always be prepping


According to Mike Stickney, head of earthquake studies at Montana Tech in Butte, Silver Bow County, “Since the magnitude 4.5 earthquake last Thursday afternoon, there have been hundreds and hundreds of small earthquakes, a handful of magnitude threes, but just an extreme number of small earthquakes.” "...

Just how much land does BLM claim to own, anyway?


The real threat to it is not Bundy's cattle, but urbanization of the Gold Butte, Clark County region. "...

Oroville dam emergency demonstrates how incompetent bureaucrats are marching California into catastrophic collapse at every level


Oroville dam emergency demonstrates how incompetent bureaucrats are marching California into catastrophic collapse at every level Monday, February 13, 2017 by: Mike Adams Collapse , flood , Oroville dam - (Natural News ) The Oroville dam in central California is on the verge of failing, and an emergency order issued by the Butte County Sheriff’s Department ordered an evacuation yesterday. "...