State Water Board rejects hearing delay motions from Delta Tunnels opponents

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The California WaterFix hearing officers for the State Water Resources Control Board yesterday denied the motions by Delta Tunnels opponents to delay the hearing on the permits to build the project, based on alleged illegal exparte communications between Water Board and Department … Continued

Tribal Leaders, Fishermen Blast Reclamation Plan to Increase Delta Water Exports

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Water protectors from the Klamath, Trinity, Sacramento and Pit Rivers rally in front of the federal building in Sacramento to oppose the Trump plan to “maximize water deliveries” from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Photo by Dan Bacher. Members of … Continued

California WaterFix Hearing Delayed to February 8

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A critical hearing needed to approve Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project has been delayed until February 8. The California Water Fix Hearing Team of the State Water Resources Control Board has delayed the hearing as it continues to … Continued

Breaking: Restore the Delta calls for abolition of Delta Stewardship Council

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This just in: Restore the Delta today called for the abolition of the Delta Stewardship Council. The full press release is below: Restore the Delta Pens Potent Letter Calling for Abolition of Delta Stewardship Council STOCKTON – Today, Restore the Delta called for the … Continued

Delta Tunnels Opponents File Motion to Stay Hearing, Alleging Illegal Meetings

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In the latest battle in the struggle to stop Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project, project opponents today filed motions to stay the hearing for the project, based on what they alleged were “unlawful ex parte communications” between water board staff and Department … Continued

Reclamation will hold public meeting in Chico on plan to increase Delta water exports

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Responding to a phone call and email campaign by AquaAlliance, the Bureau of Reclamation has decided to hold a public meeting on the Trump administration plan to increase water exports from the Delta to “maximize water deliveries” on January 25 from … Continued

Breaking: Karla Nemeth appointed as new director of Department of Water Resources

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The embattled California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced a new director, Karla Nemeth, who has worked in key management positions at DWR since 2009, and the “restructuring” of key positions at the agency. The appointment of Nemeth comes in … Continued

Delta smelt population reaches record low as Reclamation aims to ‘maximize water deliveries’

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The abundance of Delta smelt recorded in the state’s annual fall midwater survey (FMWT) in the estuary is the lowest in the survey’s 50-year history, despite a record water year in Northern California. To make things even worse, the results of the survey … Continued

NoCal Representatives Urge Secretary Zinke To Recover $84.8 Million Illegally Spent On Delta Tunnels

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Washington, D.C. – On December 15, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and five other House Democrats sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke urging the federal government to recover $84.8 million in taxpayer funds that were misused to benefit a select few … Continued

Pro-Tunnels Agenda? Why You Should Submit Comments Anyway

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Restore the Delta (RTD) today sent out an action alert regarding the extension for the Delta Plan Amendments Draft PEIR (Programmatic Environmental Impact Report) until Jan. 22, 2018 and the hearing to be held this Thursday. Here is today’s action alert: … Continued