Media Alerts

NEWS: “Very Significant Risk” From Oroville Dam, San Diego Rips MWD, & More

Here are some great stories you might've missed this week! Make a donation here to continue to support our work!   Thank you to all who showed up at the Delta Stewardship Council meeting today. The room was too small to fit all the people attending to say no to amending the Delta Plan to incorporate the tunnels! We have been live-tweeting great comments from residents, check it out here on our Twitter feed.   Media alerts of interest:   Associated Press: California races nature, clock to make key dam repairs, Read here.  "Safety experts say there is no time for delay in a state plan to restore the 770-foot Oroville Dam, and they warn California would face a "very significant risk" [...]

Media Advisory: Delta Advocates to Oppose Delta Tunnels Motion at Delta Stewardship Council on Thursday

Media Advisory for Thursday, March 23, 2017 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209479-2053, [email protected]   Delta Advocates to Oppose Delta Tunnels Motion at Delta Stewardship Council on Thursday   Who: The Delta Stewardship Council, Restore the Delta, concerned citizens   What: DSC meeting March 23 (meeting at 9 a.m. - pubic session begins at 10 a.m.)   Where: Brentwood Community Center, 708 3rd Street, Brentwood, CA 94513   Background The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) is considering a motion to amend the Delta Plan to automatically accept new conveyance (AKA the Delta Tunnels) into their master plan for the Delta, without proper public vetting. The motion will be Agenda item 11.   Delta advocates will attend the DSC meeting to [...]

Federal Scientists Find Delta Tunnels Plan Will Devastate Salmon

Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected] ICYMI - 3/21/17   Federal Scientists Find Delta Tunnels Plan Will Devastate Salmon   The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released a draft biological opinion documenting the harm the tunnels would cause to salmon, steelhead, Delta and longfin smelt, other fish and wildlife species, and water quality.   Read FishSniffer article 3/20/17   View the draft biological opinion   Section focusing on the impacts on salmon and other fish species   Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta said:   “The scientists of the National Marine Fisheries Services use facts and data to guide their findings regarding the Delta Tunnels in the recently released Draft Biological Opinion.   “Restore the Delta and our coalition [...]

A Must Watch! Water & Power: A California Heist on NatGeo

In case you missed last night's premiere, you can watch it again or set your DVR to record this Saturday on March 18th at 7:30 a.m.   Friends of the Bay-Delta,   This may be one of the most important stories about the Delta, even though the Delta is never really discussed. It will be on National Geographic again this Saturday, 3/18 at 7:30 a.m. Many of the main characters are friends of our campaign. Don't miss it! Learn who is controlling California's water. Set your DVR today.   From Emmy winning filmmaker Marina Zenovich and Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, this is the story of corruption, greed, and the politics of water in the Golden State. Don't miss an exclusive [...]

Restore the Delta releases California’s Sustainable Water Plan

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2017 Contact: Brian Smith, 415-320-9384, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   Restore the Delta releases California’s Sustainable Water Plan   Stockton, CA – Today, Restore the Delta released a survey of water projects and proposals that improve California’s regional water sustainability and provide good paying jobs. California’s Sustainable Water Plan highlights projects in communities statewide that are far smarter investments than Jerry Brown’s controversial and expensive Delta Tunnels (CA WaterFix) proposal.   “The Oroville Spillway crisis this winter was a loud warning siren. The evacuation of 180,000 Californians for two days has brought into sharp focus the need to invest in California’s water infrastructure,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. “Rather than [...]

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