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  • 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
  • Action Alert: Pro-Tunnels Agenda? Why You Should S… We are alerting you about the Delta Stewardship’s Delta Plan Amendments PEIR Public Comment Event this Thursday (12/14) because of its essential part in the Delta Tunnels project process. However, we have found with the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) that it is best to put comments in writing to be part of the record for ... Read More
  • Restore the Delta Pens Potent Letter Calling for A… STOCKTON – Today, Restore the Delta called for the abolition of the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) in a powerful comment letter directed at the Council’s recently released Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (DPEIR) on the Delta Plan Amendments that would greenlight the Delta tunnels and other new storage projects around the state.   In the letter, Restore ... Read More
  • The Sacramento Bee Misses the Mark: Karla Nemeth’… This afternoon, the Sacramento Bee published a report on the newly appointed director of the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Karla Nemeth. The article misses the mark on why Nemeth is an irresponsible choice, mainly focusing on her marriage to Metropolitan Water District employee Tom Philp instead of her own professional work history at the ... Read More
  • ICYMI: Allegations of Ex Parte Communications Dela… Today, the California State Water Board announced that it would take two weeks to investigate allegations of illegal meetings and unlawful ex parte communications between the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Board’s CA WaterFix (Delta Tunnels) hearing team, thereby postponing the first tunnels hearing of 2018 to February 2.   Protestants San Joaquin County, ... 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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