Council staff says CA WaterFix inconsistent with Delta Plan; Council chair urges DWR to withdraw ‘certification’

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Photo: Randy Fiorini, Delta Stewardship Council Chair (center), said he “would strongly encourage the Department to consider withdrawing the certification of consistency.” Photo by Dan Bacher. On November 8, the Delta Stewardship Council staff released a draft report finding that … Continued

Memories: Secret Meeting Participants Flee from Delta Residents, Fishermen

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This article published here in October of 2010 covers the bizarre experience of four of us who tried to attend a secret meeting of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the predecessor to the California WaterFix plan to build the Delta Tunnels, … Continued

Prop. 3 money marked for Delta ‘restoration’ tied to Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels

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As billionaire agribusiness tycoons Stewart and Lynda Resnick and other agribusiness interests continue to dump hundreds of thousands of dollars into Jerry Meral’s Yes on Proposition 3 campaign, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta, offers her analysis of the controversial water bond. Her critique … Continued

Legislative Budget Committee Postpones Hearing on Extending SWP Contracts to Fund Delta Tunnels

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California’s Joint Legislative Budget Committee announced Thursday, August 9, that they have postponed indefinitely a hearing on extending State Water Project contracts to fund Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels, despite pressure from Brown and the Department of Water Resources. That … Continued

Resnicks donate $100,000 to Prop. 3 water bond campaign

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Stewart and Lynda Resnick, the Beverly Hills billionaire owners of the Wonderful Company, and many of the same agribusiness interests that promote the Delta Tunnels are now funding the campaign to pass Jerry Meral’s water bond, Prop. 3, on the November … Continued

Natural Resources Secretary John Laird Opposes Rider Banning Delta Tunnels Lawsuits

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In a victory for Delta Tunnels opponents urging the Brown administration to oppose Congressman Ken Calvert’s rider banning judicial review of the tunnels and other water projects, California Natural Resources Secretary Laird on July 17 sent a letter to members on the Senate and … Continued

New California WaterFix Environmental Document with ‘Design Changes’ Released

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The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on June 12 posted online a new document that details the environmental impact of proposed design changes purporting to minimize impacts felt by Delta communities and the ecosystem if Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project is … Continued

Coalition Urges Attorney General Becerra to Stop Rider that Would Ban Delta Tunnels Litigation

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SACRAMENTO, CA — This morning, an environmental coalition of ten groups sent a letterto Attorney General Xavier Becerra requesting that Mr. Becerra take action to stop a rider that would exempt the CA WaterFix project from judicial review, according to … Continued

Delta Supervisors Slam Tunnels at Delta Conveyance Design & Construction JPA Meeting

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County Supervisors from the Delta Counties Coalition voiced their opposition to the construction of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels during the public comment period at the first board meeting of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority (DCA) on Thursday, May … Continued

Groups Accuse Metropolitan Water District of Violating Brown Act, Jeopardizing Tunnels Vote

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On the eve of tomorrow’s vote on the Delta Tunnels by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, two groups today accused the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California’s Board of Directors of “blatantly violating” the Brown Act, the state’s landmark open government … Continued