Big Ag Files Motion Attacking Hearing Officers In Delta Tunnels Proceedings

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On Monday, the San Luis Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA), representing corporate agribusiness interests, filed a legal motion to disqualify State Water Resources Control Board Hearing Officers Felicia Marcus and Tam Tam Doduc from overseeing the permit process for the California Water Fix to build … Continued

Is Brown Administration Official Admitting Delta Tunnels Plan Is Collapsing?

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In the video from a recent hearing in the California Legislature, it appears that a Brown administration official is admitting that financial support for Governor Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels Plan is rapidly collapsing. On March 11, Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird spoke … Continued

Event Alert: Stop the Tunnels, this Wednesday!

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The Zone 7 Water Agency is scheduled to vote to support the Delta tunnels project at a public meeting this Wednesday, according to an action alert from Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta (RTD). The vote centers around continued … Continued

Delta smelt population plunges to new record low

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The population of Delta smelt, an indicator species that demonstrates the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, has declined to a new record low population level, according to the spring 2016 surveys conducted by the California Department of Fish … Continued

Metropolitan Water District Authorizes Purchase of Four Delta Islands

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As Delta smelt and other fish species reach record low population levels and fishermen and fisherwomen brace for salmon restrictions this season, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California authorized the purchase of four islands in the San Francisco … Continued

Bureau to increase American River flows to 15,000 cfs

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Sacramento – The US Bureau of Reclamation today announced that it will increase water releases into the American River below Nimbus Dam from 8,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 15,000 cfs tomorrow morning starting at 7 a.m. to create space in Folsom Reservoir for … Continued

Tell Santa Clara Valley Water District No Tunnels!

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Californians for Water Security, the Stewart Resnick Big Ag Astroturf (front) group, is now asking Californians to send emails in support of the Delta Tunnels/CA Water Fix to Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Board. “Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) needs … Continued

Assemblymember Eggman introduces bill to force vote on Delta Tunnels

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Sacramento – On the day after Governor Jerry Brown once again touted his Delta Tunnels Plan (“reliable conveyance”) as a “solution” to California’s water problems in his State of the State address, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) announced the introduction … Continued

Porter Ranch gas leak is one in series of CA disasters

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Hearing board action falls short of community demands to shut down Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Three groups – Save Porter Ranch, the Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch – on Saturday, January 23 released a joint statement accusing the … Continued

California’s Biggest Environmental Disaster? Delta Smelt and other fish species plummet to record low levels

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Fish species ranging from endangered Delta Smelt to Striped Bass continued to plummet to record low population levels in 2015 in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, according to the annual fall survey report released on December 18 by the California … Continued