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  • Incomplete Cost-Benefit Analysis on Phased Delta T… STOCKTON – Environmental and public interest nonprofit Restore the Delta thoroughly examined the state’s recently released cost-benefit analysis of the newest phased-in version of the Delta Tunnels project.   The study by UC Berkeley Economist David Sunding, was released this Tuesday to justify construction of a single tunnel even though the Department of Water Resources continues to ... Read More
  • MWD’s Growing Control of Delta Tunnels; Findings i… A ‘water grab’? Southern California water agency eyes possible control of Delta tunnels project – Sacramento Bee “‘It would certainly raise a lot of concerns to have Metropolitan controlling the Delta tunnels,’ said WaterFix critic Doug Obegi, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. ‘Management of the Delta is supposed to be by the state on ... Read More
  • CA WaterFix Cost-Benefit Analysis: Another Incompl… Today, California WaterFix staff released a cost-benefit analysis of the new phased-in tunnels project. However, the analysis is incomplete, as it only examines the initial phased-in tunnel and states that analysis for the second tunnel would need to be completed in the future.   Restore the Delta will release additional responses to the document in the days ... Read More
  • Take a Victory Lap First, Then Call To Oppose Phas… Dear Friends of the Bay-Delta,   Today we take our victory lap. After 12 years of fighting the Delta tunnels, your persistent advocacy, generosity, and support for Restore the Delta has resulted in defeating one of the most formidable versions of this conveyance project. Our profound gratitude for our members, partners, and donors is immeasurable.   When the ... Read More
  • Act Now: Hands Off Our Delta Smelt & Delta Fl…   The Trump Administration’s recent announcement to increase Delta exports to Central Valley farmers poses an imminent threat to the emblematic California fish species under the watch of Governor Brown. With only two Delta smelt identified in the last fish survey, state and federal agencies need to focus time, money, and energy on restoring smelt populations ... Read More
  • One Major Way to Stop the Tunnels in 2018 Dear Friends of Restore the Delta:   We are very grateful for your support that comes to us in many ways throughout the year — from attending events and key government meetings, to writing comments, to making contributions.  You are the glue that holds our efforts together.   This is why in 2018, we are asking you all to ... Read More
  • One Major Way to Stop the Tunnels in 2018 Dear Friends of Restore the Delta:   We are very grateful for your support that comes to us in many ways throughout the year — from attending events and key government meetings, to writing comments, to making contributions.  You are the glue that holds our efforts together.   This is why in 2018, we are asking you all to ... Read More
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  • WaterFix Chaos, Colonized Delta, and California De… By Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane   In water agencies all over California right now, fevered phone calls between general managers and directors and attorneys and engineers are likely happening because of Westlands Water District’s vote to reject California WaterFix on September 19th:   Will the project have to get smaller or stay the same?   Will the state water contractors ... Read More
  • Thursday: Delta Caucus to host twin-tunnels forum … RIO VISTA — The Delta Caucus will conduct a public hearing on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed twin-tunnels project Nov. 30 in Walnut Grove. Read More
  • Speak Up Against Pro-Tunnels Amendments at the Del… UPDATE: The Delta Stewardship Council is now taking written public comments. See below!   Friends of the Bay-Delta,   Remember the Delta Stewardship Council's pro-Tunnels Delta Plan amendments? For years, Restore the Delta, environmental groups, and Delta residents have requested the Delta Stewardship Council to follow Delta Reform Act mandates to reduce reliance on the Delta, invest in existing levees, ... Read More
  • Silicon Valley: Final opportunity to comment befor… By rejecting California WaterFix, the Westlands Water District has dealt a blow to the project. Metropolitan Water District’s math is based on a sizable contribution from Westlands, so is Santa Clara Valley Water District’s. They now have to come up with a lot more money for the Delta Tunnels. It won’t pencil out for them ... Read More

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