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

Action Alert: NDAA rider defeated, but Westlands plans to keep adding rider to bills

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Restore the Delta has confirmed that Rep. McCarthy’s attempt to add H.R. 1769, the Valadao drainage bill to approve the Westlands settlement, to the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) Conference, was rejected by the Conference Committee. The rider will not be … 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

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

Stop the Agreement Between the Feds & Westlands Water District!

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Action Alert from Restore the Delta: Please call Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Barbara Boxer, and your Congressional Representative today, and ask them to oppose bill H.R 4366 (Valdadao) to affirm an agreement between the United States and Westlands Water District … Continued

Fitch Ratings Downgrades Westlands Water District’s Next Bond Sales

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It looks like the politically powerful Westlands Water District, one of the main backers of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels and Congressional legislation to eviscerate protections for Sacramento River Chinook salmon and Delta smelt, is in more financial trouble. Fitch … Continued

Westlands Board Strips Tom Birmingham of General Counsel Duties

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Are you looking for a job? The scandal-ridden Westlands Water District, considered the “Darth Vader” of California water politics by Tribes, fishermen and environmentalists, is hiring a new general counsel. The announcement came after the Westlands Board of Directors reported … Continued

Delta Group Warns Ratepayers to ‘Watch Your Wallets’

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Don’t let Governor Jerry Brown and the water contractors pull your wallet out of your pocket and steal your hard-earned money. Restore the Delta (RTD) yesterday alerted all water ratepayers throughout California to “be on guard for water rate and parcel tax … Continued

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

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