Hoopa Valley Tribe Slams San Luis Settlement Agreement

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On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the agreement would “forever condemn the Tribe to poverty.” … Continued

Garamendi and Feinstein Drought Bills Will Sacrifice Bay-Delta Fisheries

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Drought bills sponsored by Congressman John Garamendi and Senator Dianne Feinstein pose a dire threat to imperiled salmon, steelhead and other fish of the San Francisco-Bay Delta, according to the latest action alert from Restore the Delta (RTD). Since the beginning … Continued

Two Fish & Game Commissioners, Executive Director Appointed

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Governor Jerry Brown on May 6 announced the appointment of two new members of the California Fish and Game Commission, – Russell Burns of Napa, a hunter and angler, and Peter Silva of Chula Vista, a water policy official. Burns and Silva replaced Jim Kellogg and … Continued

Taxpayers Are Paying Lion’s Share for Brown’s Delta Tunnels

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How would you like to pay for a massive government public works project that will drive Sacramento River Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, Delta smelt and other fish species to extinction but won’t create one single drop of new water? In … Continued

Ocean and Inland Water Salmon Season Regulations Adopted

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  The California Fish and Game Commission adopted recreational ocean and inland salmon season regulations as presented by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on April 18, according to a CDFW news release issued on April 26. The adoption … Continued

Feds, State And Tribes Sign Klamath Dam Removal Agreement

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Salmon and steelhead will once again ascend the upper Klamath River and its tributaries, as they did for many thousands of years before dams were built, if an agreement reached on April 6 is implemented. At the mouth of the … Continued

California Fish and Game Commission Breaks Promise to Anglers

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Commission moves forward with plan to postpone MPA assessments  On April 13, the California Fish and Game Commission moved forward with a controversial final Marine Protected Area “Master Plan” that postpones environmental assessments from every 5 years, as originally promised, to every 10 … Continued

Water Board Schedules Closed Delta Tunnels Meetings

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The State Water Resources Control Board on April 11 announced a schedule of meetings that it may hold regarding the state and federal government petition to divert water on the Sacramento River for Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels, but these meetings will be … Continued

Feds to Probe Delta Tunnel Misuse of Grant Funds

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In the latest development in the long saga of Governor Jerry Brown’s rapidly collapsing California Water Fix, the Inspector General will be conducting an investigation of a Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) complaint detailing how a funding agreement with … Continued