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DELTA TUNNELS: Agencies Should Dump Plan or Start Over

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2016   Contact: Robert Wright, Friends of the River, 916-442-3155 x207 Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   DELTA TUNNELS Agencies Should Dump Plan or Start Over President Obama’s environmental legacy at risk   Sacramento/Stockton/Washington, D.C. - A coalition of conservation, public interest, and fishing groups has sent a letter to the state and federal agencies overseeing the proposed Delta Tunnels proposal asking them to either drop the plan, or develop a new Draft EIR/EIS for the project that includes newly released information.   The letter, written by Robert Wright senior counsel at Friends of the River, is addressed to the California Natural Resources Agency, the U.S. Departments of the Interior & Commerce, the [...]

Governor Brown Urges Water Board to Fast Track River Flows Settlement to Fill Delta Tunnels

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2016 Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, Restore the Delta   GOVERNOR BROWN URGES WATER BOARD TO FAST TRACK RIVER FLOWS SETTLEMENT TO FILL THE DELTA TUNNELS: Additional river flows necessary to make Delta tunnels pencil out economically and environmentally Stockton – Today, Restore the Delta’s executive director Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s September 19, 2016 letter to Chair Felicia Marcus of the State Water Resources Control Board regarding the need for comprehensive agreements on environmental flows for both the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers. To read the Governor’s letter, click here.   “While Restore the Delta has pushed for a comprehensive update to the Delta water quality plan for the [...]

Save the Delta: Join us at upcoming Run4Salmon events!

Dear friends,   Please join us in support of our partners, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, at the Run4Salmon,  "a 300-mile trek that follows the historical journey of the salmon from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Winnemem (McCloud River) to raise awareness about the policies threatening our waters, our fish, and indigenous lifeways. It’s a dire time in California for wild chinook salmon (Nur) – climate change, giant dam projects and draining rivers for Big Ag irrigation threaten the survival of the keystone keepers of our waters."    Join the movement to save the Delta and protect the people who depend on it! Restore the Delta plans to participate in the Communities and Issues forum tomorrow and the Benefit Concert Wednesday.  [...]

Delta People Should Shut Up, Again

by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane Restore the Delta   Remember back in May of 2015 when Jerry Brown suggested critics of his Delta Tunnels plan should “shut up?”   Well, now Californians for Water Security are also asking SF Bay-Delta activists to please shut up. That’s not surprising coming from an astroturf lobbying campaign, launched with the support of the Paramount Farming/The Wonderful Company (Resnick). See the email traffic on group’s founding, released under the California Public Records Act.   What caused this new round of scolding by backers of the Delta Tunnels? Two things.   Most recently, they were upset about the news we released on a state-funded, economic analysis that found the Delta Tunnels are not feasible [...]

You’re invited: The Delta Dream

Restore the Delta invites you our fund-raising event at the home of Alex and Faye Spanos on October 20th, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Join us in the fight to SAVE the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas!

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