Two bills blocking new offshore drilling pass through Appropriations Committee

posted in: Spotlight | 0

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill 1775 and Senator Hannah Beth Jackson’s Senate Bill 834, bills to protect the California coast from new federal offshore drilling leases, passed out of their respective Appropriations Committees today after being referred to the suspense file in April. The Assembly and … Continued

RTD Action Alert: Federal Rider Would Eliminate Litigation Against Delta Tunnels

posted in: Spotlight | 0

A rider included in the draft House FY 19 Interior Appropriations bill would exempt CA WaterFix from judicial review, including preempting state law to preclude litigation under state laws. This dangerous precedent would prevent anyone with standing from suing the Delta … Continued

Department of Water Resources Director announces ‘organizational adjustments’ prompted by Delta Tunnels project

posted in: Spotlight | 0

In a memo released today, California Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth outlined “organizational adjustments” prompted by the latest developments in Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project, also known as the California WaterFix. In the memo, she proclaimed, “Final permitting … Continued

One million salmon released into Sacramento River, but pulse flow request rejected

posted in: Spotlight | 0

Photo by Dan Bacher. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today released one million Feather River fall run Chinook salmon — eight truckloads of fish — into the Sacramento River at the Elkhorn Boat ramp north of Sacramento. CDFW staff from … Continued

Assemblymember Frazier Says Metropolitan Water District’s ‘Dishonesty’ Threatens to Destroy Delta

posted in: Spotlight, Uncategorized | 0

Governor Jerry Brown described the vote by the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California Board of Directors on April 10 to support the Delta Tunnels as “a historic decision that is good for California – our people, our farms and our … Continued

Fish and Game Commission Approves Klamath, Sacramento River Salmon Seasons

posted in: Spotlight | 0

On April 12, the California Fish and Game Commission at a teleconference meeting approved full recreational fishing seasons on the Klamath/Trinity and Sacramento River systems, but the bag limit on the Sacramento has been reduced from two to one fish. In … Continued

Metropolitan Water District votes to finance Delta Tunnels project

posted in: Spotlight | 0

In spite of appeals by many of its ratepayers to oppose the Delta Tunnels project, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Board of Directors today voted 61% to 39% to support the full project to build two massive water tunnels … Continued

Governor Jerry Brown makes last minute appeal to Metropolitan Water District to vote for full Delta Tunnels project

posted in: Spotlight | 0

California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday made a last minute appeal to the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors to vote for the full Delta Tunnels project today, April 10, at their highly-anticipated meeting in Los Angeles. In a letter to … Continued

Metropolitan Water District changes course on Delta Tunnels again

posted in: Spotlight | 0

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California, one of the key backers of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels plan, today changed its position against on whether to finance a two tunnels project or a staged project, with one tunnel to … Continued

State Senate appoints infrastructure development corporation executive to Delta Stewardship Council

posted in: Spotlight | 0

The Delta Stewardship Council, a strong supporter of Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels project, announced the appointment of Maria Mehranian to the Council by the Senate Rules Committee on March 16, 2018. “I am thrilled to join the Delta Stewardship Council and am … Continued