The Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan has the potential to stop the decades-long over pumping of the Delta. This year we have the opportunity to make sure the State gets it right.
Update 1.9.17: Make an extra impact. Join us in sending a petition the State Water Board on the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan, click here to sign. In 2016, thousands of Restore the Delta supporters signed a petition urging the State Water Resources Control Board to update outdated water quality standards for the Bay-Delta region. Hundreds also showed up to speak up at recent hearings in Sacramento and Stockton in December of 2016, watch them here or check out our previous live tweets. The outdated 20-year-old Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan allows more than half the water needed for the delta's ecological health to be diverted away for unsustainable Big Agriculture on the west and south San Joaquin Valley. [...]
If you missed the live broadcast of our case against the Delta Tunnels permit request, you can watch or listen to our team below via YouTube. Opening statement - Watch here. Tim Stroshane: Tunnels Modeling, Flow Alterations, Water Quality, and A New Water Right - Watch here. Senator Mike Machado (Ret.): Salinity and Economic Impacts - Watch here. Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla: Delta Environmental Justice Communities and Poor Outreach by Tunnels Agencies - Watch here. Esperanza Vielma: Economic Recovery and Links to Water Quality - Watch here. Ixtzel Reynoso: A Human Story That Demonstrates Harm on Environmental Justice Communities - Watch Here
Update 12/16/16: President Obama has signed the bill. Please stay tuned for further action. Dear SF Bay-Delta Advocate, As you know, the Water Resources Development Act passed the Senate late last Friday, just before Holiday Break. The bill is now headed to the White House for President Obama's signature. Today, Restore the Delta's executive director, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, sent the following letter to President Obama asking him to veto the bill due to the destructive "midnight rider" that was added to the otherwise worthy bill, which will undermine endangered species protections for California salmon and water quality for the Delta. Please write your own letter to the White House asking for President Obama to Veto this bill. Include [...]
NOTE: To watch/listen to hearings live, click here. We live tweeting the hearing @RestoretheDelta. SWRCB WQCP Stockton 12-16 - Curated tweets by RestoretheDelta Join us at these hearing dates below to make your comments: * Note: The Hearing will go on for as long as people have public comments. It could stretch into the evening, so please plan to drop by throughout the day if you can't make the morning time. Earlier this year, thousands of Restore the Delta supporters signed a petition urging the State Water Resources Control Board to update outdated water quality standards for the Bay-Delta region. Now we need your action in person! This outdated 20-year-old Water Quality Control Plan allows more than [...]