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  • DELTA TUNNELS: Plan B Presented by Public Policy I… For Immediate Release: 12/2/16 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, (209) 479-2053, [email protected]   DELTA TUNNELS Plan B Presented by Public Policy Institute of California   Stockton – This week a coalition of conservation and public interest organizations sent a letter to Obama administration officials calling for the termination of the proposed Delta Tunnels.   As environmental and financial obstacles mount for Governor Brown’s ... Read More
  • Obama Administration Asked to Kill Delta Tunnels P… For Immediate Release: November 29, 2016 Contact: Robert Wright, Friends of the River, 916-442-3155 x207 [email protected] Brian Smith, 415-320-9384, [email protected]   Obama Administration Asked to Kill Delta Tunnels Plan Financial and environmental “nightmare” would become his legacy   Sacramento, CA – On Monday, a coalition of California fishing, conservation, and public interest groups sent a letter to the Obama Administration today explaining why ... Read More
  • LA Times Op-Ed: The delta tunnels — a project only… Excerpt: The tunnels represent a failure of imagination. The project looks backward, to an era when hard technology was installed across the state to transport water hundreds of miles, regardless of construction and energy costs and environmental impacts. Read More
  • Attend Water Quality Plan Hearings! Earlier this year, thousands of Restore the Delta supporters signed a petition urging the State Water Resources Control Board to update outdated water quality standards for the Bay-Delta region. Now we need your action in person!   This outdated 20-year-old Water Quality Control Plan allows more than half the water needed for the delta’s ecological health to ... Read More
  • Stop the Agreement Between the Feds & Westlan… Dear friends,   Update 11.16.16: McClatchyDC reports the bill passed the House Natural Resources Committee. Read article. Please continue to call Senator Barbara Boxer and Senator Dianne Feinstein at their local offices to make sure this bill dies in the Senate!   Call the local offices of Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Barbara Boxer and ask them ... Read More
  • Oppose ACWA’s Lobbying Effort on Harmful Dro… Once again, Tim Quinn and ACWA (Assoc. of California Water Agencies) have stepped up their lobbying in advance of the lame duck Congressional session urging Congress to pass controversial drought legislation. This new letter was sent to the entire California Congressional delegation in Congress and blames the state’s water supply predicament almost entirely on ... Read More
  • Delta Flows: What Exactly is California DWR Sellin… by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director, Restore the Delta October 12, 2016 UPDATE at 12:00 today: DWR will delay their response to our PRA request. Mr. Stroshane, Your California Public Records Act request (attached) sent to Director Mark Cowin has been forwarded to me for review and response. I’m replying to your request pursuant to the California Public ... Read More
  • Delta People Should Shut Up, Again by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane Restore the Delta   Remember back in May of 2015 when Jerry Brown suggested critics of his Delta Tunnels plan should “shut up?”   Well, now Californians for Water Security are also asking SF Bay-Delta activists to please shut up. That’s not surprising coming from an astroturf lobbying campaign, launched with the support of ... Read More
  • Should State Agencies Be Lobbying for the Delta Tu… A recent email forwarded from one of our supporters seemed innocuous enough. The subject line read: “Op-Ed: WaterFix provides solution to California’s water woes.” These kind of emails are shared every day by people who follow California water policy. What was strange about this email was the sender, a government agency. From: CALIFORNIA NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY The ... Read More
  • Attend Water Quality Plan Hearings! Earlier this year, thousands of Restore the Delta supporters signed a petition urging the State Water Resources Control Board to update outdated water quality standards for the Bay-Delta region. Now we need your action in person!   This outdated 20-year-old Water Quality Control Plan allows more than half the water needed for the delta’s ecological health to ... Read More
  • Thursday: Water Rate Solutions for So. Cal Dear Friends of Restore the Delta in the Central Basin Municipal Water District:   We are co-sponsoring along with the Southern California Watershed Alliance a screening of our documentary Over Troubled Waters (narrated by Ed Begley Jr.) along with a free Delta tasting (snacks) on Thursday at 6 pm in Bellflower. The event is free!   This is your ... Read More
  • The Delta is for the Birds – Upcoming Delta … Next week, visit us at the 20th Annual Sandhill Crane festival! Restore the Delta will be at the Exhibit Hall providing free campaign materials and information on the current status of the Delta Tunnels project.   Content below is from the Delta Protection Commission’s Weekly Happenings (Sign up for their weekly alerts here):   Over 2000 Species of Birds ... Read More

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