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  • ESA “Biological Opinion” for SF Bay-Delta Restore … For Immediate Release: October 22, 2019 Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Stroshane, 510-847-7556, [email protected] Washington, D.C./Stockton, CA – Today, the Trump Administration released a set of new Endangered Species Act permits (biological opinions) that will significantly weaken existing federal protections for salmon and other endangered species in California’s Bay-Delta watershed. These biological opinions determine the long-term operation of the Central ... Read More
  • Restore the Delta asks for Governor’s Signature of… For Immediate Release: September 16, 2019 Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Stockton, CA – The politics surrounding SB1 are as murky as Delta water in late September. But there is a clear story illuminated by an article today by LA Time’s veteran Sacramento-observer George Skelton. Senate leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has shown great courage in “standing ... Read More
  • Restore the Delta Releases New Report “Climate Equ… For Immediate Release: August 15, 2019 Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta 209-479-2053, [email protected] Stroshane, Policy Analyst, Restore the Delta [email protected] Stockton, CA – With Governor Brown’s Twin Delta Tunnels formally dead, Stockton-based Restore the Delta has released a new forward-looking report: “Climate Equity and Seismic Resilience for the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.” The report gives a SF Bay-Delta Estuary ... Read More
  • URGENT: Call Governor Newsom NOW! Dear Restore the Delta Members,  Governor Newsom has released a statement saying he will veto SB1. We need you to call him today, and repeatedly, until further notice. It is time to let him know that you expect him to do the right thing for the Delta, and California’s water future. As LA Times columnist George Skelton summarizes in today’s ... Read More
  • Action Alert for SB1! Call now! SB1 Call Today – Keep at it through Friday!   Restore the Delta has confirmed that the problematic language interfering with Delta levee repairs has been removed from SB1. A new version of the bill can be found here. Language in the bill around the biological opinions has been made even clearer for new science to be considered for ... Read More
  • TAKE ACTION for Delta Species and Communities! Tel… Dear Restore the Delta Members — Westlands Water District, Metropolitan Water District, and the State Water Contractors are working to stop SB1 in favor of new Federal water rules for operating California’s water system in a way that would gut endangered species protections and allow for more Delta pumping. Endangered species protections, in addition to protecting salmon, other fisheries, ... Read More
  • Delta Flows: The Political Science of Bernhardt’s … By Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla Governor Gavin Newsom has never been one to hesitate expressing his values in opposition to President Trump. However, as noted by Politico, and plenty of California water policy folks, there was no direct response from the Governor to the Trump administration biological opinions filled with species protection and water quality rollbacks and miscalculations. Instead, ... Read More
  • SB1 Needed Time-Out As our followers know, Restore the Delta has been busy supporting SB 1 with protections for Delta species. And we continue to support these goals and the   full bill as it was initially written. However, there are new complications.  Parties with good intentions worked to add strong clean water rules, which we tend to favor as an organization. ... Read More
  • RTD Update: Taking Care of Business Edition It has been another busy day at Restore the Delta. These days, we are spending more time weighing in on processes that protect the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary than we are pushing a public message.  That’s because we are in the let’s-get-stuff-done phase of our work. But that doesn’t mean our followers shouldn’t be aware of our efforts.   Here ... 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