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Take action in opposing HR 1837

Dear Friends,
 
As you have probably heard by now, HR 1837 has passed the House of Representatives.  And while we know that both Senator Feinstein and Senator Boxer are opposed to the bill, we have heard that Congressman Jeff Denham is trying to negotiate a compromise with Senator Feinstein.  
 
This bill would allow for full pumping of water exports at the Delta pumps, strip away water rights from Delta area landowners, and dismember the San Joaquin River Restoration Act – a component of Delta restoration.
 
We are, therefore, asking you to sign on by noon on Monday to our letter expressing our appreciation to the Senators for their continued opposition to this bill.  Within this letter we also reaffirm why we are against this legislation.
 
If you have already signed on to this draft, you do not need to resend your information. 
 
To join our sign on effort, please send your name, title, and organization/business name (if applicable) to [email protected].  We will then add your name as a signature to the letter.
 
Thank you for your support in this vitally important effort.
 
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla

Executive Director
Restore the Delta

Click here to read the sample letter being sent.

 

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  • Marlene Sarnat
    March 5, 2012, 8:19 pm

    The Delta needs restoration to make it viable to support the farmers, the fish, and the cities that rely on it.

    Please do not approve a bill like HR1834 which will destroy all that we have worked to accomplish so far.

  • March 10, 2012, 5:45 pm

    Please sign my name to opposition letter to HR 1837 (link to [email protected] doesn’t work)

    Mary Peinado, Executive Director, Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce

  • Paul La Follette
    March 11, 2012, 2:10 am

    Dear Restore the Delta,

    Please sign my name in opposition of HR1837. The Delta will be destroyed if HR1837 passes! We must unite to fight this ludacris bill, To save the delta and it’s wildlife for generations to come!

    Paul La Follette
    Fisherman & Delta Activist

  • Susan Swensson
    March 12, 2012, 2:59 am

    Please sign for me,
    Sincerely,
    Susan Swensson

  • Chris Morello
    March 13, 2012, 4:38 pm

    This bill is nothing but a rape of our natural resources

  • Peter Wilson
    March 13, 2012, 5:15 pm

    Anyone who has read “Cadillac Desert” or followed the unsavory political practices so well represented by the creators of HR1837(can you imagine how much McCarthy, Nunes and Denham are getting paid for it?) can appreciate how corrupt this effort is to rip off the Delta for the benefit of a few. Anyone in the Senate, including Boxer and Feinstein, caves in to pressure to go along with this rip-off, will have clearly demonstrated that they are part of the 1% whose unchecked power is destroying our democracy.

  • Linda Abrahams
    March 14, 2012, 1:09 am

    Please sign my name to your letter!

  • Linda Abrahams
    March 14, 2012, 1:10 am

    Please sign my name to the letter!