BDCP EIR/EIS

Delta Flows: January 30, 2014

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” – Milan Kundera Taking advantage of a crisis Most people except some overwrought San Joaquin Valley congressmen and the Speaker of the US House of Representatives realize by now that there’s no water for farming right now because THERE’S NO WATER. Even if we had twin tunnels today, there would be no water to put in them. Reservoirs serving agricultural users were in good shape earlier this year (and those serving Southern California urban users still are). But the Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation pumped a lot of water out of reservoirs north of the Tehachapis this past summer, gambling that we would [...]

State and Federal Agencies Suppress Public Comment on Peripheral Tunnels: Brown Administration Decides What the Public Can and Can’t Know

CONTACTS:Bob Wright, Senior Counsel, Friends of the River [email protected] 916- 442-3155 X207Osha Meserve, Local Agencies of the North Delta [email protected] 916-455-7300Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta [email protected]ethedelta.org 209-479-2053Nick Di Croce, Environmental Water Caucus [email protected] 805-350-8898FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 28, 2014STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES SUPPRESS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PERIPHERAL TUNNELS: BROWN ADMINISTRATION DECIDES WHAT THE PUBLIC CAN AND CAN’T KNOW Tunnels Opponents Accuse Brown Administration of “Fraud and Deceit”; File “Demand” Letter to Halt SuppressionSacramento, CA – Conservation, community and fishing organizations today called on the Brown Administration to stop the suppression of opposing viewpoints on the proposed peripheral tunnels project. Friends of the River, the Environmental Water Caucus, and Restore the Delta submitted a formal Demand letter to the State [...]

Call for Additional Time to Respond to Massive $67 Billion BDCP Plan

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta Peripheral Tunnels Opponents Call for Additional Time to Respond to Massive $67 Billion BDCP Plan STOCKTON, CA – Restore the Delta, opponents of Gov. Brown’s Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today called for the Brown Administration to extend the time for citizens to comment on the massive Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the project. Restore the Delta Executive Director Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla said: “The Brown Administration is providing citizens insufficient time to respond to its nearly 40,000-page project proposal. It is impossible to fully review the massive EIR/EIS documents [...]