The Revolving Door: Senate Confirms Former MWD Official As Reclamation Commissioner

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On November 16, the U.S. Senate confirmed Brenda Burman, who served as a Department of Interior official under President G.W. Bush and later as special projects manager for the Metropolitan Water District MWD of Southern California, as the U.S. Department of the Interior … Continued

Delta legislators to hold town hall on financial feasibility of Delta Tunnels project

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Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), the co-chairs of the Delta Caucus, will hold a town hall in Walnut Grove on Thursday, November 30 to examine the financial feasibility of Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project … 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

Speak up against Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels at open houses, public hearing!

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Do you want to show your opposition to Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels plan? Well, you will have your chance at two public “open houses” being held today and tomorrow in Stockton and Sacramento, respectively. Today, Nov. 1, 2017, the … Continued

Winter Chinook Salmon Is Still Endangered 28 Years After Listing

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Winnemem Wintu Run4Salmon Works to Bring Salmon Home to McCloud River On March 6, 1989, the California Fish and Game Commission denied endangered species protection to the winter-run Chinook salmon that for many thousands of years spawned in the McCloud … 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

Winnemem Wintu Tribe Run4Salmon Travels from Pittsburg to Sacramento

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The Winnemem Wintu Run4Salmon, a “participatory, prayerful journey” to build public support to help protect and restore declining salmon populations, California river systems and indigenous lifeways, took place this year from September 9 to 22. James Netzel of Tight Lines … 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

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