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Activists Oppose Delta Plan Amendments at Delta Stewardship Council Meeting

For Immediate Release: April 28, 2017 Contact: Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   Activists Oppose Delta Plan Amendments at Delta Stewardship Council Meeting   Sacramento, April 28 – Delta activists voiced their opposition to the proposed Delta Plan amendments at the Delta Stewardship Council in Sacramento today.   Representatives from Restore the Delta and other Delta groups said the proposed amendments lack basic analytical documentation, like a needs assessment for CA WaterFix, a water supply analysis, and cost-benefits analysis. The proposed amendments, like the Delta Plan, also fail to consider environmental justice, anti-discrimination, and human right to water issues in their planning and scientific documentation.   Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla Executive Director for Restore the Delta [...]

On the Web: Watch “Water & Power: A California Heist!” by National Geographic

Dear Friends of the Bay-Delta,   Teen Vogue is hosting a free one-day online screening of National Geographic's documentary "Water & Power: A California Heist." This is a must see for all of us who are concerned about our water.    Read the interview by Teen Vogue of Director Marina Zenovich, "How a Bunch of Billionaires Contaminated Our Right to Clean Drinking Water." Watch the documentary online via YouTube.     Restore the Delta is one of the few groups actively recruiting and training young people to be protectors of our water resources. We are hopeful that this will inspire more young women and men who might not be aware of the intricate injustices of CA water history and its politics to [...]

Feinstein on Delta Tunnels at Los Angeles Town Hall

For Immediate Release: 4/21/17 Contact: Brian Smith, 415-320-9384, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   Feinstein on Delta Tunnels at Los Angeles Town Hall “I do not support the Twin Tunnels. I have not taken a position”   Los Angeles, CA - At a Town Hall meeting with constituents at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Los Angeles on April 20, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told the audience she had not taken a position on the Delta Tunnels and wanted to be very clear on that.   During the question-and-answer session (VIDEO) at the end of the meeting, Feinstein tells the crowd…   1:07:20 “I do not support the Twin Tunnels. I have not taken a position. I don’t [...]

Independent Science Review Panel Finds Problems with Delta Tunnels Biological Opinion

(Science Geek Edition)   An analysis by an Independent Review Panel has been made public by the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC).   The panel was convened by the DSC Science Program to provide the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife with an independent analysis of the scientific information used in the California WaterFix (CWF) Incidental Take Permit application.   “This report suggests that the biological opinion has flaws and that the Delta Tunnels will be terrible for Delta fish - those that live here year round as well as those just passing through on their way to and from the Pacific Ocean,” said Tim Stroshane, Policy Analyst for Restore [...]

Delta and Environmental Justice Coalition: Delta Plan Amendments Miss the Boat

Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Randy Reck, 916-432-3529, [email protected] Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected]   Delta and Environmental Justice Coalition: Delta Plan Amendments Miss the Boat   Sacramento, CA – On April 18, Restore the Delta and The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water sent a joint letter in opposition to the Delta Stewardship Council’s proposed amendments for surface storage, conveyance, and performance measures to the Delta Plan.   The amendments lack a true needs assessment for CA WaterFix, a water supply analysis, a cost-benefits analysis, and failure to consider environmental justice, anti-discrimination, and human right to water issues in their planning and scientific documents within the Delta Plan.   EJCW Staff Attorney Randy Reck said, “The proposed Delta Plan amendments are [...]

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