Delta Group Challenges Brown Administration Case For Twin Tunnels

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The state and federal governments pleaded their case for Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels plan in testimony submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board on May 31 and in a media teleconference held on June 1, claiming that … Continued

Greenwashing Extinction: 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

Latest survey reveals Delta Smelt is nearly extinct

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The population of Delta Smelt plummeted to a new low in the annual spring survey conducted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) as the endangered fish moves closer to the abyss of extinction. The 2016 Spring Kodiak … Continued

Conservation groups ask for more time to file objections to Delta Tunnels plan

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Following the submission of documents on May 31 by the state and federal governments pleading their case for the Delta Tunnels plan, environmental and fishing groups and San Joaquin County asked the State Water Resources Control Board for more time … Continued

Take Action: Senator Feinstein’s Drought Legislation Threatens Delta Fisheries!

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Below is an urgent action alert and press release from John Beuttler and Dr. David Ostrach of the Allied Fishing Groups. I urge you to contact Senator Feinstein’s office to stop her drought legislation from destroying our Delta fisheries: The … Continued

Hoopa Valley Tribe Slams San Luis Settlement Agreement

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On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the agreement would “forever condemn the Tribe to poverty.” … Continued

Two Fish & Game Commissioners, Executive Director Appointed

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Governor Jerry Brown on May 6 announced the appointment of two new members of the California Fish and Game Commission, – Russell Burns of Napa, a hunter and angler, and Peter Silva of Chula Vista, a water policy official. Burns and Silva replaced Jim Kellogg and … Continued

Mother Lode Roundup

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  Amador (Ione) Want to catch Lighting Trout? Then head to Lake Amador, where 1500 pounds of these beautiful bright yellow/orange bodied fish with red stripes were recently planted.  “Its a recessive gene in the rainbow trout species they noticed, … Continued

Taxpayers Are Paying Lion’s Share for Brown’s Delta Tunnels

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How would you like to pay for a massive government public works project that will drive Sacramento River Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, Delta smelt and other fish species to extinction but won’t create one single drop of new water? In … Continued

Feds, State And Tribes Sign Klamath Dam Removal Agreement

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Salmon and steelhead will once again ascend the upper Klamath River and its tributaries, as they did for many thousands of years before dams were built, if an agreement reached on April 6 is implemented. At the mouth of the … Continued