Congressman Huffman responds to Trump Administration pulling plug on Delta Tunnels project

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Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), the Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, issued the following statement in response to news that the federal government will not move forward with the controversial Delta tunnels project. … Continued

Bombshell: Trump administration opposes Delta Tunnels (updated)

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The Trump administration does not support Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project, reversing the Obama administration position in support of the project, according to a U.S. Department of the Interior spokesman. Interior deputy communications director Russell Newell told Ellen Knickmeyer … Continued

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

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

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

The Fix Is In: Brown administration approves environmental documents for Delta Tunnels

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Drawing outrage from public trust advocates, the Governor Jerry Brown administration on July 21 approved flawed environmental documents that clear the path for the construction of the Delta Tunnels. The announcement followed recent biological opinions issued by the Trump administration claiming … Continued