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

Delta communities submit comments on environmentally unjust California WaterFix

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Jerry Brown is often falsely portrayed as a “climate leader” and “green governor” by the mainstream media, but he is pushing for the completion of the most environmentally destructive and environmentally unjust public works project in California history, the Delta … Continued

Legal victory by fishing groups could ‘pull rug out’ from Delta Tunnels plan

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Two fishing groups won a major legal victory against the federal government and agribusiness interests on July 25 when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Delta water contracts with the Westlands Water District and other irrigators. The ruling by … Continued

Cub Scouts Conquer the Farallon Islands

On July 9th, a group of Cub Scouts from Fair Oaks Pack 215 boarded the Sea Wolf with aspirations of fishing the San Francisco Bay for striped bass, bottom fish, halibut and maybe a shark or two.  As the boys … Continued

Save CA Stripers, Black Bass and Salmon! Take Action!

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Below is the latest Water4Fish newsletter, followed by my article exposing the campaign by Stewart Resnick’s “Coalition for a Sustainable Delta” Astroturf group and the water contractors to eradicate striped bass and black bass.  The Water4Fish Newsletter periodically publishes alerts … 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