Agribusiness Petition to Slash Striper and Black Bass Numbers Withdrawn

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In a big victory for fishing groups who were mobilizing for a huge turn out of anglers at the California Fish and Game Commission meeting in Folsom on August 25, Stewart Resnick’s Coalition for a Sustainable Delta Astroturf group and … Continued

Delta communities submit comments on environmentally unjust California WaterFix

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Jerry Brown is often falsely portrayed as a “climate leader” and “green governor” by the mainstream media, but he is pushing for the completion of the most environmentally destructive and environmentally unjust public works project in California history, the Delta … Continued

Reclamation slashes lower American River releases to 1,500 cfs

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(Sacramento) The Bureau of Reclamation will reduce water releases from Nimbus Dam into the American River from 1,750 cublc feet per second (cfs) to 1,500 cfs today, September 6, much to the consternation of anglers and conservationists concerned about the low … Continued

Commission will consider petition to reduce striped bass and black bass populations

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  Agribusiness interests and Southern California water agencies this spring launched a new attack in their campaign to eradicate striped bass as they scapegoat the popular gamefish for salmon and Delta smelt declines caused by decades of water exports from the … Continued

Legal victory by fishing groups could ‘pull rug out’ from Delta Tunnels plan

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Two fishing groups won a major legal victory against the federal government and agribusiness interests on July 25 when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Delta water contracts with the Westlands Water District and other irrigators. The ruling by … Continued

Appeals Court Overturns Delta Water Delivery Contracts

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Two fishing groups won a major legal victory last week against the federal government and agribusiness interests when the NInth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Delta water contracts. Below is the press release from the law offices of Stephan C. … Continued

Delta Tunnels: Restoring An Estuary by Diverting Its Water?

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After covering fish, water, and environmental justice issues in California and the West for over 30 years as an investigative journalist, I’ve concluded that the California Water Fix, the new name for the Delta Tunnels, is the most environmentally devastating … Continued

Deep Regulatory Capture: The Links Between Delta Tunnels Plan and MLPA Initiative

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One of the least discussed issues in California environmental politics – and one of the most crucial to understanding Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels plan – is the clear connection between the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative and the California … Continued

State Water Board Hearings on Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels Begin Tuesday

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Hearings before the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels will begin on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Joe Serna Cal EPA Building in Sacramento,1001 I Street, Sacramento. The hearings regarding the … Continued

Water Contractors Launch Another Attack on Striped Bass, Black Bass

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Corporate agribusiness interests and Southern California water agencies have launched a new attack in their campaign to eradicate striped bass as they scapegoat the popular gamefish for salmon and Delta smelt declines caused by decades of water exports from the Sacramento-San … Continued