RTD: Unpacking Real Costs of California WaterFix

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Stockton, CA — Delta tunnels opposition researchers have discovered a draft analysis dated September 15, 2017 of CA WaterFix costs completed by the Kern County Water Agency posted at the Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District. This recent Kern County analysis … 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

The Fix Is In: Brown administration approves environmental documents for Delta Tunnels

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Drawing outrage from public trust advocates, the Governor Jerry Brown administration on July 21 approved flawed environmental documents that clear the path for the construction of the Delta Tunnels. The announcement followed recent biological opinions issued by the Trump administration claiming … Continued

Federal Fishery Agencies Approve Permit To Construct Delta Tunnels

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As I predicted on election night, the President Donald Trump and Governor Jerry Brown administrations have apparently made a deal to fast-track Brown’s legacy project, the Delta Tunnels, considered by opponents to be the most environmentally destructive public works project … Continued

Delta Stewardship Council Approves Amendments Promoting Delta Tunnels

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In spite of massive opposition by fishermen, family farmers, environmentalists and Delta residents who packed a room in the Holiday Inn in Sacramento on June 22, the Delta Stewardship Council endorsed controversial conveyance and storage amendmentsto the Delta Plan that … Continued

Halibut Boom In Recent Decades Is Result Of Efforts By Anglers

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Anglers have experienced excellent fishing this season for the prized California halibut in San Francisco Bay, but few know the hard work by fishing groups that it took over 25 years ago to produce the quality fishery we’re now enjoying. … Continued

Council must not make ‘dual conveyance’ – AKA twin tunnels – preferred alternative in Delta Plan

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Below is my three-minute testimony before the Delta Stewardship Council on May 25. I was the last one to make public comment at the meeting. Unfortunately, many residents of the South Delta community of Discovery Bay were unable to speak … Continued

Delta Plan amendments marginalize environmental justice and Tribal communities

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Two groups, Restore the Delta (RTD) and the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW), on April 18 sent a joint letter opposing the Delta Stewardship Council’s proposed amendments to the Delta Plan that marginalize environmental environmental justice communities and Tribes. The amendments … Continued

Jerry Brown Meets With Interior Secretary about Delta Tunnels, Water

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After meeting with California Governor Jerry Brown on April 13,  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued a statement saying he “appreciated the positive and productive conversation” with Brown. The Trump administration official said he and the governor discussed “public … Continued

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