The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board wrote, "Without a formal agreement setting out how much water would cost, what responsible board would vote?"
For Immediate Release, September 15, 2017 Contacts: Bob Wright, Friends of the River, (916) 873-5258, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, (209) 479-2053, [email protected], John Buse, Center for Biological Diversity, (323) 533-4416, [email protected] Press Release: California Groups Challenge Legality of Proposed Bonds for Delta Tunnels Project SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A coalition of conservation groups today challenged the legality of proposed bonds that will be used to pay for the construction of the Twin Tunnels project. Also known as California WaterFix, the tunnels would divert water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California. The groups — Friends of the River, the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Planning and Conservation League, Restore the Delta, and [...]
In case you missed it: House Representatives Request an Oversight Hearing on Delta Tunnels Our Delta Congressional Reps Jerry McNerney, Jared Huffman, Anna G. Eshoo, Doris Matsui, Mike Thompson, John Garamendi, Mark DeSaulnier and Ami Bera sent a letter to the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee to highlight the misuse of more than $80 million of taxpayer funds and to request an oversight hearing with representatives from the Inspector General's office, the Interior Department and Westlands Water District. Read the full letter. Must Read: Economist Dr. Jeffrey Michael & Supervisor of Sacramento County Don Nottoli team up to tell Southern California residents the truth about the costly Delta Tunnels in The San Diego Union-Tribune. Read the commentary. Final Opportunity to Comment [...]
In case you missed it: An Open Letter to Westlands Farmers from Delta Farmers: Our wise Delta farmers of Heringer Estates Vineyards & Winery, Reamer Farms, Mello Farms, Inc., Mussi Farms, Winchester Vineyards, Amistad Ranches, and Wilson Farms & Vineyards teamed up to pen a letter to Westlands Farmers. This letter was published as an ad in the Fresno Bee. They wrote, "We want to work with you on a much better, less risky, and less expensive alternative for protecting your water supplies, and ours, from the Delta." Read the full letter. A must read, not just for water geeks: The latest blog article by water policy expert Doug Obegi at NRDC, "New Study: WaterFix Is Unnecessary for SoCal’s Water Supply." "Last week, my colleague [...]
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 either. Please join us on the evening of September 26th for the final opportunity to comment on the Delta Tunnels project before the vote at Santa Clara Valley Water District. The Board and staff needs to be asked, “Why isn’t Santa Clara Valley Water District aligned with the rest of the Bay Area and Northern California in regards to the Delta Tunnels?” And [...]