State Auditor Reveals DWR Broke the Law in Delta Tunnels Planning

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State Auditor Elaine Howle on October 5 released an audit on Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project revealing extensive mismanagement by the Department of Water Resources, including the violation of state contracting laws, spending millions of dollars over anticipated costs, and failure to complete either an … Continued

Winnemem Wintu Tribe Run4Salmon Travels from Pittsburg to Sacramento

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The Winnemem Wintu Run4Salmon, a “participatory, prayerful journey” to build public support to help protect and restore declining salmon populations, California river systems and indigenous lifeways, took place this year from September 9 to 22. James Netzel of Tight Lines … Continued

It’s Official: Changes to Recreational Groundfish Regulations Effective Oct. 16

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces new restrictions on recreational fishing for groundfish in waters north of Point Conception to the Oregon/California border. Changes to authorized fishing depths described below take effect Monday, Oct. 16 at 12:01 … Continued

Federal Misspending on Delta Tunnels, Klamath Exposed: Is Reclamation Beyond Reclamation?

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Washington, DC — The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the group that filed the original complaint resulting in the audit exposing the $84.8 million in illegal Bureau of Reclamation payments to the California Department of Water Resources for the planning of Governor Jerry Brown’s … Continued

RTD: Unpacking Real Costs of California WaterFix

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Stockton, CA — Delta tunnels opposition researchers have discovered a draft analysis dated September 15, 2017 of CA WaterFix costs completed by the Kern County Water Agency posted at the Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District. This recent Kern County analysis … Continued

2017 Groundfish Depth Regulations Will Go Back To 2016 Regs

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 The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on September 18 voted to bring groundfish depth restrictions for the balance of 2017 back to 2016 depths in California from Pt. Conception to the Oregon border. The restrictions will go into effect after … Continued

Federal Audit Reveals $84.8 million Misused For Delta Tunnels Planning

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A federal audit has determined that the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation improperly used over $84.8 million in federal taxpayer’s money in the planning process for Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project. The Inspector General for DOI has … Continued

Westlands Water District: California WaterFix Is ‘Not Financially Viable’

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The Westlands Water District’s Board of Directors rejected Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project on September 19 because the California WaterFix “is not financially viable,” according to a statement from the district. The district also said they cannot support a … Continued

Fitch Ratings Concludes Delta Tunnels Project Will Increase Water Rates

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On August 16, Fitch Ratings confirmed what Delta Tunnels opponents have been saying for years — the proposed California WaterFix project being currently fast-tracked by the Trump and Brown administrations would likely drive a significant increase in monthly water rates. This increase in water … Continued

CDFW Issues Permit To Kill Endangered Salmon & Delta Smelt In Delta Tunnels

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The deal made between the Jerry Brown and Donald Trump administrations to fast-track the construction of the Governor’s Delta Tunnels project, an alliance that I predicted on election night 2016, is becoming more apparent every day. On July 28, the California Department of … Continued

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