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Editorial: Delta tunnel “WaterFix” vote now? Santa Clara Valley should say no way

Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   In case you missed it:  Editorial: Delta tunnel ‘WaterFix’ vote now? Santa Clara Valley should say no way   The San Jose Mercury News has it right. Governor Jerry Brown is trying to force California water agencies, including Santa Clara Valley Water District, to vote on an arbitrary deadline for the Delta tunnels project.  Click here to read their full editorial.   Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta added:   "In a desperate attempt to comply with Governor Brown's deadline, Metropolitan Water District and Santa Clara Valley Water District are considering approval of a financial joint powers authority to directly sell revenue bonds for the project, bypassing the Department [...]

BREAKING: Fed Audit Reveals Gov’t Improperly Spent $84 Million to Plan for Delta Tunnels

In Case You Missed It: September 8, 2017 Contact: Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   In Case You Missed It: Federal Audit Reveals State & Federal Gov. Improperly Spent $84 Million to Plan for Delta Tunnels   BREAKING—The Associated Press obtained a federal audit completed by the Department of Interior’s Inspector General that discovered the U.S. government improperly used taxpayer money and spent $84 million to help plan Governor Brown’s Delta Tunnels project—a controversial water conveyance proposal that would send Sacramento River water to the Central Valley and Southern California.   The Associated Press via the LA Times reports: “The audit says that California water districts — and not federal taxpayers — were supposed [...]

LA County: Stand Up to the 2% of Special Water Interests!

STOP THE DELTA TUNNELS   This boondoggle project will be paid by 98% of Californians to benefit the 2% of special interests that are apart of the rigged California water economy.    Speak up and rally against subsidizing Big Ag, impoverishing people and families in both Southern and Northern California AND destroying the Delta estuary!   RALLY AGAINST RUNAWAY RATE HIKES: Monday, September 18th, 2017, 12:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m. @ Los Angles City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012   Are you worried about unjustified and unreasonably high water and power bills from the LA Department of Water and Power (DWP)? Please join us for a public rally where we call on Mayor Garcetti to reign in [...]

NEWS: Will lawsuits, high costs frustrate Brown’s water tunnels plan?

In case you missed it:  Good column today, published throughout Southern California:  Will lawsuits, high costs frustrate Brown’s water tunnels plan? Thomas Elias - Pasadena Star; also appeared in the OC Register and Daily Bulletin. An opinion piece by Thomas D. Elias Elias wrote:  "This project might be a pretty tough sell in Southern California once more of the public fully understands the cost, with little prospect of increasing water supplies to the region."   Another article that indicates Southern California is suggesting the same solutions for strengthening levees and local water supply projects that we are advocate for: Editorial: Houston's floods are a warning for California to shore up its water systems. The good news: We're getting started.- Los Angeles Times The editorial board wrote: "In [...]

Good Reads From Experts This Week

In case you missed it:  Why save the Delta? Unknown river towns fear untold devastation from Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels project - Sacramento News Review State Refuses Public Records Act Request on WaterFix Costs - Doug Obegi Can $3 per month really pay for the Delta Tunnels? - Dr. Jeff Michael WaterFix declining trend - Dr. Jeff Michael

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