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Opinion: Delta tunnels are not a climate project

Excerpt: It should be noted that with climate change droughts will be longer, and floods will be more extreme. Tunnels will not protect people or the state’s water supply. While we celebrate Brown building overseas alliances to do the hard work of mitigating climate change and reducing emissions in light of the Trump administration’s failure to do so, the public should not be misled that the Delta tunnels are a climate change project. Unless dealt with in an expedient and aggressive manner, climate change will create havoc for the Delta’s ecosystem and management of drinking water supplies for millions, but the Delta Tunnels will fail to mitigate these impacts. The tunnels will make water management in California worse.

NEWS: Decision coming on Delta Tunnels

Media alert:  The Fight to Stop the Delta Tunnels Heats Up this Summer   In case you missed it, read:  Why years of waiting may be over on Delta tunnels "Love it or hate it, the Delta tunnels project is reaching a decision point." The Sacramento Bee 6/13/17   Restore the Delta, Delta advocates, and environmental groups are gearing up for a heated battle against the continuation of planning for the Delta tunnels this summer.   While the state holds its breath waiting for the release of the official biological opinion next week, state water agencies are making moves to secure a joint-powers authority with the Brown administration to accelerate the project, as reported by Ellen Knickmeyer and Scott Smith [...]

Email Reveals So Cal Water Lobbying Delta Stewardship Council to Ignore Science and Approve Delta Tunnels Plan

Delta tunnels won’t help on climate change

Special to the Sacramento Bee. Read our response to Dan Morain.

Trump Interior Deputy Nominee Bernhardt has Serious Ethics & Conflict Issues

For Immediate Release: June 5, 2017 Contact: John McManus, Golden Gate Salmon Association, 650-218-8650 Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053 Press Release:  Trump Nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Interior Has Serious Legal, Ethical, & Conflicts-of-Interest Issues   WASHINGTON, D.C. - A coalition of California fishing, conservation, and environmental groups sent a letter today outlining their concerns over the nomination of David Bernhardt to serve as Deputy Secretary of Interior. The letter was sent to Senators Lisa Murkowski and Maria Cantwell, the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, respectively.   Bernhardt’s nomination has been the subject of editorials across the state of California including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle the Sacramento Beeand the San Jose Mercury.   The coalition letter sent [...]

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