Friday, December 20, 2013

Media Summary of Raker Act Centennial

See below for a summary of media coverage of the centennial of the Raker Act on  December 19, 2013. The Raker Act was the legislation that allowed the damming of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley.
Happy Holidays,


Restore Hetch Hetchy

o  Hetch Hetchy Centennial Marked, Sonora Union Democrat, 12-9-13,
o  Raker Act changed Tuolumne River’s course 100 years ago, Modesto Bee and Merced Sun-Star, 12-19-13
o  Writing Hetch Hetchy history, SG Examiner (slide show), 12-20-13
o   Water Wars Began in SF 100 Years Ago, NBC Bay Area, 12-19-13

Editorial opinions

o  Viewpoints: Time to return Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy to the American people, Spreck Rosekrans, Sacramento Bee, 10-20-13

o  Restore Hetch Hetchy? In can be done, Dan Lundgren and John Van de Kamp, Los Angeles times, 12-2-13

o  Hetch Hetchy: Congress should undo the destructive Raker Act, Bob Binniweis, B.J. Griffin and Dave Mihalic, San Jose Mercury News, 12-13-19


Blogs etc.

o  Restoring the Lovely Hetch Hetchy Valley Restores More Than A National Park, Prof. Barbara Mossberg, Huffington Post, 12-17-13

o  Hetch Hetchy and a Century of Environmentalism, Roger Williams, Sierra Club, 12-18-13

o  Hetch Hetchy: A century of occupation in Yosemite National Park, Spreck Rosekrans, Mavens Notebook: A water, science and policy blog, 12-19-13

o  A Vision for Restoring Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley, Ken Brower, Earth Island Journal, 12-19-13

o  Gathering the spirit to recover the river wild, Letters, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 12-19-13

o  An Unhappy Anniversary for Hetch Hetchy, Rick Frank, Legal Planet, 12-20-13

o  100 years later, SF water war rages on –Hetch-Hetchy or Bust!!, Stephen Frank, California’s Political News and Views, 12-19-13

o  Hetch Hetchy—San Frans’ Water and Budget Balancer, Stephen Frank, California’s Political News and Views, 9-18-13

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