Delta Caucus Town Hall in Walnut Grove Challenges Financial Feasibility of Delta Tunnels

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On the morning of November 30, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) and Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) held a town hall in Walnut Grove that examined the financial feasibility of the Delta Tunnels and discussed related issues, including the recent report … Continued

Restore the Delta Action Alert: Beat Westlands’ Big Push Before the Holidays!

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While it was very helpful to have the Senate remove the Rep McCarthy drainage rider (H.R. 1769), a $320 million giveaway to the Westlands Water District, from the recent National Defense Authorization Act conference report, the leaders of Westlands are … Continued

Conference Committee Rejects Westlands Drainage Settlement Rider

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Big Ag will keep trying to add rider to bills In a victory for salmon and the Delta, a Conference Committee rejected Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s attempt to add H.R. 1769, Representative David Valadao’s rider approving the Westlands Water District settlement … Continued

PCFFA Action Alert – Stop the latest Westlands Water Grab!

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Tell California Senators that you oppose HR 1769! Please Contact:
 Senator Dianne Feinstein– (202) 224-3841, (310) 914-7300, (415) 393-0707, (559) 485-7430 Senator Kamala Harris– (202) 224-3553, (213) 894-5000, (415) 355-9041, (559) 497-5109 Tell both of California’s senators that you oppose … Continued

Department of Interior Issues Contradictory Statements on Support for Delta Tunnels

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Wednesday, October 25 was a confusing day in California water history. After a Trump administration official first said the administration didn’t support Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project, he later that day said the Department of Interior would continue … Continued

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

Six Congress Members urge GAO investigation into federal scheme to fund Delta Tunnels

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Six House Democrats today asked the GAO, the federal watchdog agency that conducts investigations and audits on behalf of Congress, to issue a legal opinion about the Bureau of Reclamation’s funding scheme. The penalty for this type of misuse of public money … 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 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

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