Groups Expose The Big Lie: “There’s No Plan B to Delta Tunnels”

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On June 27, a coalition of conservation, fishing and environmental justice organizations submitted a letter to the Santa Clara Valley Water District exposing the “Big Lie” that there is no Plan B to Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels, now renamed … Continued

Karuk Tribe will challenge Klamath River flow plan

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Tribe Files 60 Day Notice Under the Endangered Species Act Happy Camp, CA – Citing a disease infection rate of 90% of sampled juvenile salmon in 2015, today the Karuk Tribe presented the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the … Continued

Sacramento Judge Tosses Out Delta Plan

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Judge Michael Kenny of the Sacramento Superior Court on June 23 ruled that the Delta Plan is “invalid” after a successful legal challenge by multiple Delta parties who argued that the controversial plan doesn’t protect water quality or the many … Continued

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

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

Bill requiring vote on Delta Tunnels stalls in committee

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A bill to force a public vote on Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial plan to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta through two massive underground tunnels stalled in committee on Friday, May 27. AB 1713, sponsored by Assemblymember Susan … 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

Garamendi and Feinstein Drought Bills Will Sacrifice Bay-Delta Fisheries

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Drought bills sponsored by Congressman John Garamendi and Senator Dianne Feinstein pose a dire threat to imperiled salmon, steelhead and other fish of the San Francisco-Bay Delta, according to the latest action alert from Restore the Delta (RTD). Since the beginning … 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