Our friends at Food & Water Watch need your help. It’s time to tell key legislators: it would be completely irresponsible to hold a final hearing on the water contract until we have all the information! From our friends at Food & Water Watch: In the ongoing saga to stop Governor Brown’s multi-billion dollar corporate water project, CA Water Fix, now he’s moving quickly to amend California’s water supply contract so he can stick taxpayers with the bill without providing any process for transparency or public oversight. Send a message to key state legislators: tell them to stop Governor Brown from making his next move on this corrupt water deal! We recently exposed a major California water agency for breaking [...]
This Thursday, July 19, the Construction Joint Powers Authority for the Delta tunnels project is meeting in Sacramento to discuss the possibility of authorizing its Executive Director to implement a professional services agreement with the Hallmark Group—a construction company that faced public scrutiny last fall when a state audit revealed Hallmark was unqualified to successfully execute a project like the twin tunnels. JPA MEETING DETAILS WHAT: Construction Joint Powers Authority (JPA) meeting WHERE: Sacramento Public Library, Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95184 WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:00 p.m. To let the JPA board know we are listening, we need as many Delta advocates to attend Thursday’s meeting and deliver public comments. It is important to remind [...]
ACTION ALERT: The Next Step to Stop the Calvert Rider? Get Governor Brown and the Department of Water Resources to Stand Up for Due Process
ACTION ALERT: The Next Step to Stop the Calvert Rider? Get Governor Brown and the Department of Water Resources to Stand Up for Due Process Your calls, tweets, and emails encouraged Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris to voice their opposition to the Interior spending bill rider that seeks to end our legal fight to protect the Delta from the CA WaterFix debacle. Now it’s time to ask the father of the tunnels, Governor Jerry Brown, what he supports more—his pet project, or the preservation of the rule of law, the right to representation, and due process. When contacting the Governor, please remember to be respectful. In this instance, we are more likely to be heard when speak from [...]
FEDERAL ACTION ALERT: Ask Senator Harris + AG Becerra for Their Position on Delta Tunnels Litigation Ban Rider!
ACTION ALERT: Ask Senator Harris for Her Position on Calvert’s Tunnels Litigation Ban Rider; Tweet Attorney General Becerra On Wednesday, the draft Interior, Environment, and Appropriations spending budget for Fiscal Year 2019 was approved by the full Interior committee and will head to the House floor in the coming days. Yet, the bill will enter the House with a significant change—Representative David Valadao (R-Hanford) added a second rider to the spending bill that would exempt the Central Valley Project and State Water Project from judicial review as well. So how can you help? To start, take the next five minutes to Call Senator Kamala Harris’s D.C. Office and ask for her position on Congressman Calvert’s rider that would ban litigation [...]
FEDERAL ACTION ALERT: House Rider Would Attempt to Void State Litigation on Delta Tunnels; Time to Contact Your Reps!
A rider included in the draft House FY 19 Interior Appropriations bill would exempt CA WaterFix from judicial review, including preempting state law to preclude litigation under state laws. This dangerous precedent would prevent anyone with standing from suing the Delta Tunnels project. The rider states: “SEC. 437. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Final Environmental Impact Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California Water Fix (81 Fed. Reg. 96485 (Dec. 30, 2016)) and any resulting agency decision, record of decision, or similar determination shall hereafter not be subject to judicial review under any Federal or State law.” This would affect numerous cases already filed in state and federal courts including state law claims under the [...]