Action Alert

ALERT: Beat Westlands’ Big Push Before the Holidays!

While it was very helpful to have the Senate remove the Rep McCarthy drainage rider (H.R. 1769), a $320 million giveaway to the Westlands Water District, from the recent National Defense Authorization Act conference report, the leaders of Westlands are aggressively continuing to look for other vehicles to attach the bill to in the coming weeks -- apparently to avoid any review of the merits of the bill on the House Floor or in the Senate.   Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris opposed including the bill rider in the Defense bill.  We are asking you to call them, to thank them for the past opposition to the drainage rider for Westlands, and to ask them to insist that legislation go [...]

Take Action: Westlands is Still Trying to Farm American Taxpayers!

Friends of the Bay-Delta,   We just received confirmation that Rep. McCarthy's attempt to add H.R. 1769, the Valadao drainage bill to approve the Westlands settlement, to the NDAA Conference, was rejected by the Conference Committee. The Rider will not be included in the final bill thanks to advocates like you who called and wrote to your Senators.  "We are still going to look for every possible vehicle to get this done," Westlands Deputy General Manager Johnny Amaral said in an interview. "This is a large problem. It's coming to a head, and if it doesn't get resolved by Jan. 15, there will be consequences." Valadao echoed those remarks. "Congressman Valadao has always, and will continue to, pursue every available [...]

Tell Senators: Stop Westlands From Farming American Taxpayers!

Friends of the Bay-Delta,   From our friends at The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA):   Please Contact:
 Senator Dianne Feinstein- (202) 224-3841, (310) 914-7300, (415) 393-0707, (559) 485-7430 Senator Kamala Harris- (202) 224-3553, (213) 894-5000, (415) 355-9041, (559) 497-5109   Tell both of California’s senators that you oppose HR 1769, the San Luis Drainage Resolution Act, which is expected to be added as a rider on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018 in the next ten days, or else will move to the Senate as a stand-alone bill in the next month. Tell Harris and Feinstein that they should not sign onto the administration's anti-environmental agenda by supporting this bill. HR 1769 is a huge giveaway [...]

New weekly radio show: Listen to “Delta Flows”

Today, we launched our weekly radio show "Delta Flows" a project by The Voice of Stockton - KXVS Radio and Restore the Delta. It will be a live show on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m., with replays during the week.   Bookmark this link and save this station (KXVS will soon be on FM 92.1) to listen live.    Delta Flows will be everything Delta: water, farming, food, law, art, fisheries, history, recreation, environment, culture.   Let's celebrate our natural and diverse Delta heritage together. Let's discover what makes our home our home.   Listen to the first 30 minute show here:  Host Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla of Restore the Delta talks with Kathy Grant of Sandhill Crane Festival, Ken Nieland, a crane expert of [...]

Speak Up Against Pro-Tunnels Amendments at the Delta Stewardship Council!

UPDATE: The Delta Stewardship Council is now taking written public comments. See below!   Friends of the Bay-Delta,   Remember the Delta Stewardship Council's pro-Tunnels Delta Plan amendments? For years, Restore the Delta, environmental groups, and Delta residents have requested the Delta Stewardship Council to follow Delta Reform Act mandates to reduce reliance on the Delta, invest in existing levees, protect fish, and stop the damage from operation of the state and federal water pumps near Tracy. Instead, the DSC chose to promote ”dual conveyance” systems in order to aid the Brown Administration and special interest water districts attempting to fast-track the Delta Tunnels (also known as “California WaterFix”) proposal.   It is critical that we participate in all public processes on [...]

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