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How You Can Help Survivors of the Camp Fire

Monetary Donations for Camp Fire Survivors Fund: • The City of Stockton, along with many Stockton organizations, have come together to help raise money: http://stocktonhelpsparadise.com  • Tri Counties Bank Camp Fire Victim’s: https://www.tcbk.com/fire-update • GoFundMe Roundup of Donations Pages: https://www.gofundme.com/cause/californiafires • Caring Choices Chico: http://www.caring-choices.org/ • Northern California Fire Relief Fund: https://nvcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?setc=1&funit_id=2012  • A Sacramento artist is donating proceeds from this California art print to support Camp Fire Victims: http://shop.timcollomgallery.com/product/california-relief-print/    Temporary Housing • Air BNB: Air BNB is helping connect victims and people willing to open their homes to victims for free. Hosts can take in victims through the Open Homes Program to provide free housing: https://www.airbnb.com/welcome/evacuees/buttecounty   Supply Donations • In Chico: Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 208 W. First St., is a donation [...]

ACTION ALERT:  3 Ways You Can Tell Governor-Elect Newsom #NoTunnels

This past week was a doozy. While we received great news from the Delta Stewardship Council, Governor Brown is still relentlessly trying to push through his boondoggle legacy project. Speculation of potential backroom deals for the tunnels has popped up in news reporting and cryptic tweets. This is the real legacy that Brown is leaving behind, and we will make sure it is written into history. Before Governor-Elect Newsom takes office, he is already at a crossroads. Will he continue in the shadow of Governor Brown, and carry out Brown’s tunnel vision? Or will he pave a path towards innovating and implementing sustainable water projects in communities across the state? Right now there are 3 steps you can take to help us point Governor Newsom in [...]

DSC Draft Report Finds CA WaterFix Inconsistent With Delta Plan

For immediate release: 11/9/18 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected] SACRAMENTO, CA – Last night, Delta Stewardship Council staff released a draft determination for the CA WaterFix project, which found that the WaterFix is not consistent with the objectives of the Delta Plan.  In the staff report, DSC staff states, “In light of claims raised by nine appellant groups, Council staff recommends that the Council conclude that substantial evidence does not exist in the record to support the Department’s [the Department of Water Resources; DWR] findings that California WaterFix is consistent with the Delta Plan. Staff further recommends that the Council remand the matter to the Department for reconsideration, pursuant to Water Code section [...]

ICYMI: Brown Hints at “Big Water Deal” in Next 30 Days

In Case You Missed It: Secret Negotiations on Bay-Delta Plan Unfolding as Brown Hints at Major Water Announcement in Next 30 Days It’s been a busy week at Restore the Delta. Here’s what you need to know: Newsom and Brown wade into California water wars to delay plan to help fish – Ryan Sabalow for The Sacramento Bee “Gov. Jerry Brown and incoming Gov. Gavin Newsom have waded in one of California’s fiercest water wars, prompting state regulators to delay a key vote on a proposal meant to help struggling salmon and steelhead trout. “In a letter Tuesday to the California State Water Resources Board, Brown and Newsom urged it to postpone consideration of proposed regulations to give the various [...]

An Important Victory In the Fight To Stop The Delta Tunnels!

California WaterFix was not selected by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for a water infrastructure WIFIA loan for 2019.  WIFIA loans are generally used for public-private-partnerships, and are guaranteed by U.S. taxpayers. Restore the Delta was the first entity to track this process and has worked on uncovering and tracking WIFIA loan activities since 2016, with an added effort since this summer with the launch of the Design Construction Finance Authority for the tunnels project. We have not, however, done this work alone. We need to thank U.S. Congressional Representatives John Garamendi, Mike Thompson, Jerry McNerney, Jared Huffman, Doris Matsui, and Eric Swalwell for their letters to and advocacy with USEPA.  We also need to thank the California State [...]

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