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  • State Water Resources Control Board Fails To Condu… STOCKTON, CA – Today, the State Water Resources Control Board issued a ruling that restarts California WaterFix hearings despite a change in the project for the proposed Delta tunnels (link to ruling to here). Recent motions to stay the hearing included intense criticism from Delta cities, counties, farmers, and environmental groups (protestants). The ... Read More
  • 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Documented Stance on… The Delta Tunnels project will have an enormous impact on California’s water future! 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Documented Stance on the CA WaterFix Delta Tunnels Note: We only included the leading gubernatorial candidates from each party according to what we found on Wiki, Ballotpedia and LA Times. These are not endorsements. We are a non-partisan campaign. We are ... Read More
  • 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
  • April 2018: Delta Smelt Spawning March Decades of overpumping the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary and greed-driven water mismanagement has lead California to a critical moment in its environmental history. Only two Delta smelt were identified in the state’s last fish survey–the lowest count in 50 years. Now more than ever, this small but mighty indicator species needs fresh water to flow ... Read More
  • 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Documented Stance on… The Delta Tunnels project will have an enormous impact on California’s water future! 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Documented Stance on the CA WaterFix Delta Tunnels Note: We only included the leading gubernatorial candidates from each party according to what we found on Wiki, Ballotpedia and LA Times. These are not endorsements. We are a non-partisan campaign. We are ... 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
  • 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
  • April 2018: Delta Smelt Spawning March Decades of overpumping the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary and greed-driven water mismanagement has lead California to a critical moment in its environmental history. Only two Delta smelt were identified in the state’s last fish survey–the lowest count in 50 years. Now more than ever, this small but mighty indicator species needs fresh water to flow ... 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

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