Action Alert

Action Alert: Tell Governor Brown Today NOT ONE PENNY for Tunnels Mitigation!

Restore the Delta has learned that: Governor’s bond proposal is not “tunnel neutral” as he claims. The governor’s proposed Chapter X. Watershed Protection and Ecosystem Restoration, Section 79735 B, provides that funds will be made available for ‘habitat restoration’ that is part of the BDCP plan, and for moving water from willing sellers to habitat areas, a program that would have taxpayers pay to replace the required water flows exported by the BDCP tunnels. BDCP records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act showing that the BDCP plans to use bond funds to help fund purchases over the next 50 years of up to 1.3 million acre feet of water annually from upstream areas, such as the Sacramento Valley. These [...]

Urgent: Call Senator Feinstein & Senator Boxer Today!

Dear Restore the Delta Members: Senator Feinstein's bill S 2198 is a bad deal for the Delta.  It will federalize water diversions from the Delta at levels that are bad for farms and fish.  Even worse, as the Senator continues to sell the bill as  "temporary" drought measures, water advocates continue to find language  buried in the bill that favors big corporate agribusiness on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley to the detriment of 99% of California's water users.  The bill has not been passed through normal committees and public hearings, and thus has not had to withstand public scrutiny. Plus a Senate and House conference to merge water bills will result in even greater weakened protections for [...]

Action Alert: For submitting your BDCP public comment; all the materials you need to guide you

Planning to submit a public comment or need guidance? Missed and attended our BDCP Letter Writing Party on 5/13/14? Here are all the materials we used. Feel free to send your letters to [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] for a critique or for any help! To begin, download and/or view our PowerPoint. Documents numbered 2-7 are materials you could refer to in your letter. All these documents and links are on our website here. (1) PowerPoint on Commenting on the BDCP (Correction made: Incorrect reference to Chapter 13, correct reference is Chapter 31). (2) Places to find useful information in the BDCP EIR/EIS (3) Table 31.1 Summary of Significant Unavoidable Adverse Impacts EIR/EIS CEQA NEPA Req Sections (4) Implementation Structure BDCP [...]

How to Comment on BDCP

Planning to submit a public comment or need guidance? Missed and attended our BDCP Letter Writing Party on 5/13/14? Here are all the materials we used. Feel free to send your letters to [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] for a critique or for any help! Deadline for BDCP Public Comment on Draft and EIR/S has now been extended to 7/29. To begin, download and/or view our PowerPoint, which is our guideline to make sure your comment is not thrown out or dismissed. Documents numbered 2-7 are materials that you could refer to in your letter. (1) PowerPoint on Commenting on the BDCP (Correction made: Incorrect reference to Chapter 13 changed to Chapter 31). (2) Places to find useful information in the [...]

Action Alert: Update on comments for Delta Barriers, now due April 29

UPDATE: New working links are provided and deadlines have recently been changed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Follow the links below for where to send your written comment. Need more background on proposed Delta barriers? Read our article by our policy analyst, Jane Wagner-Tyack or this Sacramento Bee article. ■ Submit comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers SUBMITTING COMMENTS: Written comments, referencing Public Notice SPK-2014-00187 must be submitted to the office listed below on or before April 16 29, 2014. Bill Guthrie, Project Manager US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District 1325 J Street, Room 1350 Sacramento, California 95814-2922 Email: [email protected] The Corps is particularly interested in receiving comments related to the proposal’s probable impacts on the [...]

Upcoming Events with Restore the Delta

Restore the Delta will be at these following public events. We encourage supporters in the area to attend. Congressional Field Hearing on California Water Crisis and Its Impacts on March 19, Wednesday, in Fresno at 10:00 a.m on 2600 Fresno Street (Fresno City Hall). Restore the Delta will be attending with other activists to make our voices heard. We need the voices and presence of Delta people at this hearing, please join us! Bring your home made signs and comments. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. in front of Fresno City Hall. For more details, click here. Forum on Bay Delta Conservation Plan on March 20, Thursday, in Merced at 7:00 p.m. on 899 Yosemite Parkway at the Merced United [...]

Action Alert: Attend Congressional Field Hearing in Fresno

Attend the Congressional Field Hearing in Fresno this Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and make your voice heard! The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a field hearing in Fresno, California on Wednesday, March 19th entitled “California Water Crisis and Its Impacts: The Need for Immediate and Long-Term Solutions.” The San Joaquin Valley is once again suffering from drought conditions exacerbated by unworkable federal regulations that put the needs of a 3-inch fish over people. The House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 3964) to help resolve this situation. That bill, along with another bill (S. 2016), is now pending in the U.S. Senate. Although Senate action hasn’t been announced on either bill, a number of House Members recently stated that [...]

Action Alert: Bus to Restore the Delta Rally in Fresno

Restore the Delta is providing a bus for our supporters to attend President Obama’s visit in Fresno on drought assistance on February 14, 2014. We will hold a press conference and rally near where the President will be speaking. This is not a protest because President Obama had said he will veto HR3964 (Valadao), the Delta pumping bill. Our goal is not to protest against the President, but to share with him and the national media the concerns of the Delta community. Our message is about Saving the Delta! Stopping the Tunnels! — protecting Delta farms, fisheries, the Bay-Delta estuary, and north coast rivers, and creating sustainable water policies for California. Signs expressing other concerns about President Obama’s positions are [...]

Action Alert: President Obama will be visiting Fresno on Friday to discuss the drought and the Federal Government’s plans for assistance

The White House has announced that President Obama will be visiting Fresno on Friday to discuss the drought and the Federal Government’s plans for assistance.Restore the Delta is organizing a presence for this event and is hoping that a large number of our supporters can turn out in Fresno.Watch our alerts this week with specific details.

Upcoming February Events for Restore the Delta

Restore the Delta will be at these following public events. We encourage supporters in the area to attend.Bay Delta Tunnel Project Proposal Forum on February 20, Thursday, in Castro Valley at 6:00 p.m on 3600 Norbridge Avenue.  Speaking in favor of the tunnels will be Paul Helliker, Deputy Director, California Department of Water Resources, Delta and Statewide Water Management, and Jill Duerig, General Manager, Livermore/Amador Valley Zone 7 Water Agency. Speaking against the tunnels will be Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta, and Nick Di Croce, Co-facilitator, Environmental Water Caucus. Event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Presented by the League of Women Voters Eden Area, the Sierra Club Bay Chapter Water Committee, and the [...]