Action Alert

LA County: Stand Up to the 2% of Special Water Interests!

STOP THE DELTA TUNNELS   This boondoggle project will be paid by 98% of Californians to benefit the 2% of special interests that are apart of the rigged California water economy.    Speak up and rally against subsidizing Big Ag, impoverishing people and families in both Southern and Northern California AND destroying the Delta estuary!   RALLY AGAINST RUNAWAY RATE HIKES: Monday, September 18th, 2017, 12:00 p.m – 2:30 p.m. @ Los Angles City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012   Are you worried about unjustified and unreasonably high water and power bills from the LA Department of Water and Power (DWP)? Please join us for a public rally where we call on Mayor Garcetti to reign in [...]

ATTN: Vote on Delta Tunnels in San Jose!

Santa Clara Valley area residents,   The Santa Clara Valley Water District will soon vote on the Delta Tunnels project.    We need to make sure that they vote NO.    The public meeting on August 22nd is potentially one of their last meetings before a vote in the fall. At the last public meeting, the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board expressed many concerns about supporting the Delta Tunnels project and asked for more public input, click here to see the live tweets.    Please plan to join us to voice your concerns. If you need help formulating a 2-3 minute public comment, send us an e-mail at [email protected] or give us a call at (209) 475-9550. WHEN: Tuesday, August 22 @ 6:00 p.m.  WHERE: [...]

2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Documented Stance on the Tunnels

The Delta Tunnels project will have an enormous impact on California’s water future! 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Documented Stance on the CA WaterFix Delta Tunnels Note: We only included the leading gubernatorial candidates from each party according to what we found on Wiki, Ballotpedia and LA Times. These are not endorsements. We are a non-partisan campaign. We are sharing this with the understanding that people will vote for the candidates that they like. This is for the sole purpose of keeping our supporters informed.   Democratic Party   Gavin Newsom – ??? Story from Sacramento Bee (1/25/18) Newsom also praised Brown’s openness to scaling back the water conveyance project to a single tunnel, which he said he hoped would lead to [...]

The Devil Is In The Details: Another Crucial Petition to Stop the Tunnels!

The hardest part of our job is encouraging you, our members, to respond to government processes that induce weariness in even the hardiest public policy geeks in California. But that is what the Brown Administration, Metropolitan Water District, Kern County Water Agency, and Westlands are counting on: that if approvals for the Delta tunnels are buried in plans, amendments, and long tedious documents, that means they can push the project through without public opposition.

Tour: The Road Map to Stopping the Delta Tunnels

Join us for a public meetings with supporters throughout the State! These public meetings are great for people of all knowledge levels on the Delta Tunnels project — new and long-time current supporters. Get updates on where we are on the road map to stop the tunnels and what needs to be done to stop this project once and all for 2017-2018.

Stop The Tunnels: One of the Most Important Actions for 2017

Update: Thanks to your help we reached 4,235 signatures in 19 days. Of these signatures, about 5% of these were out of state and the other 4,000 signatures represented a vast amount of Californian counties, from north towards Oregon and south towards San Diego. We recognize that our work would not be possible without contributions from people like you. Can you make a mid-year donation to keep us strong through the end of the year?.   Dear Supporters,   The hardest part of our job is encouraging you, our members, to respond to government processes that induce weariness in even the hardiest public policy geeks in California. But that is what the Brown Administration, Metropolitan Water District, Kern County Water [...]

Santa Clara Valley Water District: Stop Subsidizing Big Ag With Ratepayer Money!

According to the latest meeting materials from the San Luis Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA), it appears that Santa Clara Valley Water District was the only SLDMWA member agency that voted to provide the Department of Water Resources with additional funding for the Planning Phase of Califorina WaterFix. This after Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Members have stated at public meetings that they were not going forward with CA WaterFix planning until a finance plan was made available for the project and after further public discussion.   Please contact your Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Member and let them know of your opposition to funding for more planning of CA WaterFix (the Delta tunnels). Let them know of your [...]

April 22 + 29: March for Science and the Climate in Stockton & Oakland

Restore the Delta will be at the march and rally for the March For Science in Stockton and People’s Climate Movement in Oakland to represent the Bay-Delta and raise awareness about our cause! Will you join us?   Why Participate? Climate Change is a major threat to the Bay-Delta. We are still managing our water systems for the 20th-century climate and continuing to export too much water from the San Francisco Bay-Delta. The current system is designed for the stable climate of the past. But that era is now over. Spending $17 billion on the Delta Tunnels is a terrible waste of public investment money and will exacerbate the issues caused by our changing climate. We need to make this [...]

March 23: Defend the Delta from the Tunnels @ DSC Meeting Thursday!

The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) has been attempting to pull a fast one on Delta area residents. They are considering a motion to amend the Delta Plan to automatically accept new conveyance, aka the Delta tunnels, into their master plan for the Delta, without proper public vetting.   We need you to attend the Delta Stewardship Council meeting on March 23, Thursday in Brentwood. The meeting starts at 9 am, but the public session is not scheduled to begin until 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at:   Brentwood Community Center, 708 3rd Street, Brentwood, CA 94513   The DSC has also been holding public scoping meetings on this measure; however, they have FAILED to notify the broader public [...]

Alerts: We’ve got Metropolitan Water District on the run!

Last weekend, Restore the Delta hosted and organized a successful event in Spanish with Univision and Food and Water Watch for the Latino community in East Los Angeles. We gave facts to the audience in Spanish about why the project is a bad idea for the Delta and for Metropolitan Water District (MWD) ratepayers. Like other audiences we have given presentations to about the Tunnels, they understood.   Metropolitan Water District was so threatened by Restore the Delta participating in a Spanish water event that their outreach person went so far as to contact individual Metropolitan Water District Board members with mis-statements about our presentation.   We have nothing to hide and would welcome the opportunity to debate their staff at [...]