Dan Bacher

dan bacherKnown as "Dangerous (don't give a fish a chance) Dan" to the fish and out-of-line government agencies, Dan, like all of us, fishes and writes about it. Dan does the tough research and interviews it takes to write the hard hitting editorials and action alerts you read on our pages. His years of experience dealing with fishery issues provide the impetus required to get anglers involved in political action. As Editor for the "Fish Sniffer Print Edition", Dan oversees production of the paper while making sure unique timely content arrives to the Fish Sniffer Online.

Dumping of Wastewater into Aquifers

Dumping Wastewater into Aquifers

Dan Bacher: “The fact that high concentrations are showing up in multiple water wells close to wastewater injection sites raises major concerns about the health and safety of nearby residents.”

Meet the Resnicks: The Koch Brothers of California Water

No On Prop 1

Dan Bacher: Want to have some fun and challenge corporate agribusiness at the same time? Then attend a mock reception outside the home of famous (infamous) Delta water diverters, Stewart and Lynda Resnick, hosted by the No on Proposition 1 campaign.

Oil Drilling Ban Fails!

Ban Oil Drilling

Dan Bacher: State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill to ban offshore oil drilling from an area of state waters in the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge stalled on the Assembly Floor on the evening of August 26, effectively killing the bill for the year, due to massive opposition by the oil industry.

California Activists Protesting Money in Politics Declare Victory

Protesting Money in Politics

Dan Bacher: After five more people were arrested in the State Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento at a sit in Thursday night, activists from the group 99Rise on July 3 announced the end of their twelve-day occupation and civil disobedience campaign to get the corporate money out politics.

Vandenberg Marine UnProtected Area

Vandenberg Marine Protected Area

Dan Bacher: The time to ban offshore oil drilling, fracking, pollution, corporate aquaculture, military testing and other harmful activities to marine life in the “marine protected areas” created under the MLPA Initiative is long overdue.

Do New Fracking Rules Let Big Oil Hide Toxic Chemical Use?

New Fracking Rules

Dan Bacher: Proposed new regulations governing fracking and other dangerous oil well stimulation techniques in California would “do little” to protect the state’s air, water and public health, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

Fracking Money for California State Senators

Moratorium on Fracking

Dan Bacher: Those who voted against the franking moratorium or abstained received many times more in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry than those who supported the bill.

Fracking Moratorium Bill Passes

Fracking Moratorium Bill Passes

Dan Bacher: Authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno, SB 1132 would require the Natural Resources Agency to facilitate an “independent scientific study” on well stimulation treatments (fracking and acidizing) and their hazards and risks to natural resources and public, occupational, and environmental health and safety by January 1, 2015.

California’s Big Oil Dirty Dozen

big oil california

Dan Bacher: It is no surprise that Western States Petroleum Association placed first in “The Big Oil Dirty Dozen” with $23,987,896 spent on lobbying in Sacramento from 2009 through 2013. 


Hundreds of Tribal Representatives Join Huge Rally to Oppose Fracking

Tribes Oppose Fracking

Dan Bacher: Hundreds of indigenous people from California and across the country gathered with a crowd of over 4,000 people at the State Capitol in Sacramento on March 15 to send a clear message to Governor Brown: ban fracking, an environmentally destructive oil extraction practice that pollutes groundwater, rivers and the oceans.