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  • Lawsuit Challenges Federal Water Contracts That Im… Restore the Delta has been quiet this year about the Federal water contractors, but it does not mean that we have not been paying attention. This year, our strategy is all about taking action. And that means litigation when necessary against Secretary Bernhardt and the US Bureau of Reclamation. – Barbara — For Immediate Release,  Contacts: Jeff Miller, Center for Biological ... Read More
  • Taking the Delta Watershed’s Pulse Webinar S… by Tim Stroshane, policy analyst The world of water management and politics, for all its political tempests and atmospheric rivers, is also driven by science and data. This is important because there is something binary about water—you either have it and life is good, or you don’t and life gets harder the less you have. That ... Read More
  • Tunnel Planning First? California Resources Agency… For Immediate Release: 5/18/20 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Stockton, CA – This March, during the early days of the pandemic, Restore the Delta and local partner organizations sent a letter to urge the Central Valley Regional Flood Protection Board (a California Resources Agency department) to pull from its agenda an approval for a “statement of no objection,” requested by the Department of ... Read More
  • ICYMI – Day #2 Happy Lawsuit Season With all the lawsuits flying back and forth, we just had to get in on the action!– Barbara For Immediate Release, April 29, 2020 Contact: Jeff Miller, Center for Biological Diversity, (510) 499-9185, [email protected] Wright, Sierra Club, (916) 873-5258, [email protected] Lawsuit Challenges California’s Failure to Address State Water Project’s Threat to Bay Delta, Salmon Runs SAN FRANCISCO— Four environmental groups ... Read More
  • TAKE ACTION: Delta Tunnel NOP Comments Due Friday Well, we tried. Last week Restore the Delta sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting all “public processes” for the Delta (Tunnel) Conveyance project planning be put on hold during the COVID19 pandemic. The letter outlined the hardships being faced by the Delta community during the pandemic who, “…frankly cannot focus on how one of California’s largest infrastructure ... Read More
  • Action Alert: Ask the Central Valley Flood Protect… The Central Valley Flood Protection Board’s Mar 27th Meeting, during a pandemic, includes —  Consent item 5D regarding the Delta Tunnel, a “Statement of No Objection”.    Our letter explains that the Central Valley Regional Flood Board should hold off moving forward with a request to the Army Corps of Engineers regarding flood analysis and the Delta tunnel for 60 ... Read More
  • Drinking Water Week (Part 2): The Undead Policies … by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane These are the undead ideas of California “water policy” today: A Delta Conveyance Project. New Dams and Reservoir Storage. Voluntary Agreements. Such ideas are put forward by the water industry—and few others—as “solutions” to California’s seeming chronic shortage of water.  These ideas have been defeated time and time again (statewide elections, ... Read More
  • Drinking Water Week (Part 1): The Return of the Sa… By Tim Stroshane It is Drinking Water Week, according to the American Water Works Association and the Delta Stewardship Council. When not paying attention to the ever-present and necessary news about the novel coronavirus pandemic spreading COVID-19 disease, in the middle of March we began hearing about California re-entering drought. (Courthouse News Service and Los Angeles Times.) So this week ... Read More
  • In Case You Missed It: Our Earth Day Webinar + Dro… Please join us for another in our popular webinar series on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 11 am.  On the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, our presenters will examine the legacy of this important day and our online guru will teach you about latest strategies for effective movement building, even in a time of social distancing. ... Read More
  • Join us for An Evening with Mark Arax on September… This event is open to the public. RSVP required. Donation at the door welcomed. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call (209) 475-9550. Read More
  • Halfway Home: Delta Communities Stronger Together … Join us on Wednesday May 29that Wine & Roses in Lodi, Ca. We will be honoring the Delta Working Teamfor their hard work and dedication to the Delta. Tickets are $80 for individuals and $150 for couples.Sponsorships available. Purchase tickets now! Read More
  • Fourth Annual H2O Hackathon Challenges Students to… March 15, 2019 019-037: UPDATED H2O Hackathon Advance Contacts: Zack Johnson, (209) 468-4937; Stephen Callahan, (209) 468-9247; Bret States, (209) 468-4961 More students than ever will compete for prize-money totaling $11,000 to develop apps promoting dam safety. San Joaquin County students are back to focus their computer-coding and problem-solving skills on California water issues at ... Read More