Bill requiring vote on Delta Tunnels stalls in committee

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A bill to force a public vote on Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial plan to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta through two massive underground tunnels stalled in committee on Friday, May 27. AB 1713, sponsored by Assemblymember Susan … Continued

Action Alert: Tell CA Senators to Do the Right Thing for the Delta

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If you want to ever have a chance of restoring our salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and other fish populations, take action now to stop efforts in Congress to overpump the Delta. I urge all anglers to call their Senators and to … 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

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

Broad Coalition Urges State, Feds to Update Bay-Delta Water Quality Plan

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A large coalition of over 150 conservation, fishing, recreational, and tribal organizations on April 5 sent letters to the California State Water Resources Control Board and to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding California’s failure to update Bay-Delta Water Quality … Continued

Delta Group Warns Ratepayers to ‘Watch Your Wallets’

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Don’t let Governor Jerry Brown and the water contractors pull your wallet out of your pocket and steal your hard-earned money. Restore the Delta (RTD) yesterday alerted all water ratepayers throughout California to “be on guard for water rate and parcel tax … Continued

A Chaotic Mess: State Water Board Suspends Delta Tunnels Deadlines

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The State Water Resources Control Board announced on March 29 that they are suspending the upcoming deadlines for the California Water Fix/Delta Tunnels water rights change petition in response to a request by the state and federal water agencies to … Continued

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