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

A Chaotic Mess: State Water Board Suspends Delta Tunnels Deadlines

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The State Water Resources Control Board announced on March 29 that they are suspending the upcoming deadlines for the California Water Fix/Delta Tunnels water rights change petition in response to a request by the state and federal water agencies to … Continued

Groups Ask Water Board to Dismiss Delta Tunnels Petition

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The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and U.S. Department of Interior yesterday called for a delay in a scheduled hearing on their petition to divert water under the California Water Fix – the second time they have asked that … Continued

Rigged PPIC Poll Claims Californians Support Delta Tunnels

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The Bechtel Foundation-funded Public Policy Institute Of California (PPIC), a long-time supporter of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels Plan, has released a rigged poll concluding that 54% of those surveyed believe the California Water Fix is “very important” to the … Continued

Scientists Urge Feds to Continue Fracking Moratorium off CA Coast

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As oil companies were fracking off the Southern California Coast, Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association, chaired the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to created so-called “marine protected areas” in … 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

Is Brown Administration Official Admitting Delta Tunnels Plan Is Collapsing?

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In the video from a recent hearing in the California Legislature, it appears that a Brown administration official is admitting that financial support for Governor Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels Plan is rapidly collapsing. On March 11, Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird spoke … Continued

Event Alert: Stop the Tunnels, this Wednesday!

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The Zone 7 Water Agency is scheduled to vote to support the Delta tunnels project at a public meeting this Wednesday, according to an action alert from Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta (RTD). The vote centers around continued … Continued

Delta smelt population plunges to new record low

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The population of Delta smelt, an indicator species that demonstrates the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, has declined to a new record low population level, according to the spring 2016 surveys conducted by the California Department of Fish … Continued

Metropolitan Water District Authorizes Purchase of Four Delta Islands

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As Delta smelt and other fish species reach record low population levels and fishermen and fisherwomen brace for salmon restrictions this season, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California authorized the purchase of four islands in the San Francisco … Continued