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In case you missed it: Sacramento Bee Reports Central Valley Farmers “say they may not pay for Delta tunnels” Dale Kasler adequately summarized the joint-meeting of Westlands Water District and Goldman Sachs at Harris Ranch yesterday in his most recent article, “These farmers say they may not pay for Delta tunnels pushed by Gov. Brown.” Joining skeptical Central Valley farmers in attendance was Executive Director of Restore the Delta, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla who noted, “The joint Goldman Sachs, DWR, Bureau of Reclamation presentation at Westlands Water District suggests that the end goal of CA WaterFix is to transform California water into a capital commodity, which will be controlled by the private sector under the smoke screen of public [...]
For Immediate Release: July 12, 2017 Contact: Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Restore the Delta Applauds Governor Brown; Issues Supplementary Letter Opposing H.R. 23 Stockton, CA -- Restore the Delta issued a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan opposing H.R. 23, “Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017” today. The legislation seeks to increase the Trump Administration’s involvement and oversight of California’s water management, consequently decreasing the state’s autonomy and environmental protection laws. Restore the Delta’s letter joins the efforts of other California environmental organizations and California government officials to prevent the bill from passing in the House of Representatives. Among these efforts are a letter to Speaker Ryan [...]
For Immediate Release: July 7, 2017 Contact: Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Restore the Delta Critiques Shortcomings of MWD’s First “White Paper” on Delta Tunnels Construction Stockton, CA – Today, environmental nonprofit Restore the Delta released their official response to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s first of three “white papers” regarding the Delta Tunnels proposal. The first MWD white paper focuses on the physical infrastructure and construction of the tunnels. Policy Analyst for Restore the Delta Tim Stroshane says, “The MWD ‘white paper’ on Tunnels construction is badly truth-challenged. It ignores the fact that California voters defeated a peripheral canal project by a nearly 2 to 1 margin [...]