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Tell President Obama to Veto The WRDA and California Drought Bill!

Update 12/16/16: President Obama has signed the bill. Please stay tuned for further action.
websiteimageDear 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 why you love the Bay-Delta and the impacts this rider will have on your life.
Barbara’s letter is a good example of the correct tone when writing to the White House. Keep it courteous and professional please and represent the Delta well. Click here to read the letter.
UPDATED >>>> To to submit a message online, click here. Please plan for a 2,500 character limit when you write. <<<<   After sending a letter, please also call the White House with your comments here (202) 456-1111 and/or click here to send a Tweet to @POTUS.
NOTE: Please refrain from posting your comment to President Obama below to avoid confusion. All comments must be send to the [email protected] to be received. Thank you.

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  • Robert A Baeyen
    December 12, 2016, 4:01 pm

    This is a theft of our water.

  • Mike Zanoni
    December 12, 2016, 4:06 pm

    This will cause salt water intrusion and needs to be stopped

  • Shelly Keller
    December 12, 2016, 4:27 pm

    Please veto the hideous Water Resources Development Act that just passed both houses of Congress.
    This hideous bill will DESTROY the Delta, and the entire San Francisco Bay. Vetoing this bill seems like something AN ENVIRONMENTAL PRESIDENT WOULD DO. IF you are truly an environmentalist.

  • December 12, 2016, 6:50 pm

    This is an outrage…..Feinstein and other Democrat’s at the last minute, added a horrible rider on this bill. Please support Barbara Boxer’s fight to veto this rider. Write President Obama today…. to save the Delta…..Veto this Bill
    See restorethedelta.org

  • Vernon Brechin
    December 12, 2016, 10:27 pm

    The drought is likely driven by climate change. Those, who are pushing this bill, tend to deny that is the cause and they have no respect for the Endangered Species Act.

  • Nick Delgado
    December 12, 2016, 10:58 pm

    Please help by vetoing this bill which will destroy the California Delta’s ecosystem, and habitat for fish and wildlife.

  • chris fallon
    December 13, 2016, 3:37 am

    We need Sane Water Legislation!! Stop this poison pill legislation!

  • Corrina
    December 13, 2016, 8:00 am

    When humans destroy habitat of other living creatures or destroy water it is gone forever. It is our responsibility to protect the living spaces for all living creatures. It is our responsibility to ensure fresh water for the next seven generation. It is important that we don’t allow the wild salmon to go extinct

  • Carol Hovorka
    December 13, 2016, 8:31 am

    Please save our fresh water Delta. If water is removed, the water from the ocean will replace it with salt water. The freshwater fish won’t survive and the entire eko system will change drastically and not for the better.

  • Mary E Peek
    December 13, 2016, 10:29 am

    We need to keep our natural resources safe and pristine. Please help.

  • Tara
    December 13, 2016, 10:34 am

    Did we learn nothing from the terrible destruction in New Orleans because there was no longer a wetlands buffer zone to absorb the power of the storm????? Why are we replicating that problem for the Bay Area?

  • David
    December 13, 2016, 10:46 am

    This bill will negatively impact my livelihood as a fly fishing guide in the San Joaquin. Please veto!

  • Elizabeth Swisher
    December 13, 2016, 10:51 am

    Water is life. Keep it where it is naturally.

  • Catherine Herrera
    December 13, 2016, 2:08 pm

    How can you? What is wrong with you? WHY on Earth would you go against the California Salmon. This is absurd. Absurd rider – cheating – inserting it in like this – to decrease protections for Salmon? What can be said when people are that hellbent on destroying the environment and species who need our protection.

  • E.C. Moran
    December 13, 2016, 2:30 pm

    Please STOP the bill which contains a terrible last-minute rider which will result in destruction of wetlands which helps protect water sources for as many as 300k people! California MUST NOT follow NOLA and Flint, Michigan with endangering and poisoning the water sources of its citizens.

  • Lori LaFata
    December 13, 2016, 3:06 pm

    Kill this bill please, I live near the Delta and can’t stand to see her destroyed

  • Marsha waterbury
    December 13, 2016, 9:01 pm

    Save the delta

  • Margaret Burnett
    December 13, 2016, 9:49 pm

    Please veto the WRDA and California Drought bill because our Northern California salmon and other Sacramento River Delta ecosystem are subject to danger under this law.

  • December 14, 2016, 2:08 am

    Please veto this bill! We cannot afford to lose our healthy Delta! We depend on it for our livelihoods, our own health, and the success of our ecosystems. This is not a small issue! We are already suffering with water shortages. Nearby Folsom Lake was pictured in the Huffington Post as one of 17 iconic images of Climate Change… A reservoir that just 10 years ago was so brimming with water we could wakeboard on it– now it’s a desert scene like something you’d see on Mars. We NEED our fresh water here in the Sacramento Valley, and the Delta is a critical piece of our fresh water infrastructure.
    Please protect us from this unfortunate rider and VETO THIS BILL.

  • December 14, 2016, 3:48 am

    Please don’t let them destroy our Delta!

  • Lynda Diamond
    December 14, 2016, 11:55 am

    Please save our Delta in California.

  • Mary Mohler
    December 14, 2016, 12:56 pm

    Please veto the water bill that was signed last Friday. It will cause salt water intrusion into the delta area and the delta will be destroyed. It needs to be stopped. PLEASE.

  • Pam & Robert Burns-Clair & Clair
    December 14, 2016, 1:50 pm

    Please do this before you leave office & protect Standing Rock also by making it a national monument!

  • Jack Cheney
    December 14, 2016, 2:54 pm

    The Delta is a spiritually important resource for our peace of mind. It is also an ecologically fragile environment which would succumb to any form of exploitation. Please help

  • June Grover
    December 14, 2016, 3:40 pm

    Prevent the destruction of SF bay and delta

  • Aleen Lemesh
    December 15, 2016, 12:13 pm

    As a long time boater I’m asking you to VETO the WRDA and California Drought Bill. As an environmentally oriented President there would be no way you’d let this project go forward.

  • Morgan Swisher
    December 15, 2016, 3:42 pm

    I sent an email, because I couldn’t keep my feelings constrained to 2,500 characters. (it was 2,600) Help the Delta.