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Sac Bee Cartoon: Grand opening of the Delta tunnels

Tunnels critics blast Congressional move to suspend Endangered Species Act to favor Westlands, Kern mega-growers during drought

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta Tunnels critics blast Congressional move to suspend Endangered Species Act to favor Westlands, Kern mega-growers during drought The move to push forward legislation by Congressman Devin Nunes, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, and Congressman David Valadao, with the support of House Speaker John Boehner, to allow the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta pumps to operate “as long as water is available” in a drought is nothing more than a blatant, short-sighted water grab, fueled by years of political contributions from huge growers in the Westlands Water District and the Kern County Water Agency to these Central Valley Congressional Representatives. Furthermore, we find it [...]

Action Alert: BDCP Public Meeting in Stockton

It’s time to respond to the BDCP with your public comment! The BDCP will host “Open House” Meetings throughout California January through February. It is important for area residents to attend this BDCP meeting on the 21st of January so that they may register their questions and comments as part of the official record in response to the BDCP. If you need ideas for your comment, just click here! STOCKTON Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm University Plaza Waterfront Hotel 110 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA 95202 Keep in mind that you will only be given 3 minutes to speak directly to a court reporter with your questions and comments — and will not receive a response. [...]

Our Response to Drought Declaration: California Can’t Tunnel its Way Out of Drought Conditions, Highlighting Need for Sustainable Solution, Tunnels of no use in dry years

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 17, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta California Can’t Tunnel its Way Out of Drought Conditions, Highlighting Need for Sustainable Solution Tunnels of no use in dry years; California should use $60 billion for sustainable water solutions, not build tunnels that won’t add one drop Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today responded to Gov. Brown’s drought declaration by calling for him to abandon the tunnels as a flawed solution for a drought-plagued state. RTD criticized the tunnels as an outdated, inappropriate solution to California’s [...]

Young, Diverse Community Leaders, Job Developers Call for Ending Push to Build Peripheral Tunnels, Invest in Clean Water for all California Communities, Sustainable Jobs, Alternative Water Solutions

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDeltaYoung, Diverse Community Leaders, Job Developers Call for Ending Push to Build Peripheral Tunnels, Invest in Clean Water for all California Communities, Sustainable Jobs, Alternative Water SolutionsListen to the audio recording of our press conference for 1/16/2014: Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would cost up to $70 billion, drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today held a news conference at the State Capitol, during which young, diverse, community leaders and job developers called upon the governor to abandon the tunnels and invest instead in clean [...]

Drought Tele-News Conference: Listen to tele-news conference

California cannot tunnel its way out of drought conditions! Listen to the tele-news conference featuring Jonas Minton, Tom Stokely, John Herrick, Dr. Jeff Michael, Bill Jennings, and Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla.

California Can’t Tunnel its Way Out of Drought Conditions Highlighting Need for Sustainable Solution

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 13, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta California Can’t Tunnel its Way Out of Drought Conditions Highlighting Need for Sustainable Solution Tunnels of no use in dry years; California should use $70 billion for sustainable water solutions, not build tunnels that won’t add one drop Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), and opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today called the tunnels a flawed solution for a drought-plagued state. The experts criticized the tunnels as an outdated, inappropriate solution to California’s water challenges, one that would create no new water, be [...]

Media Advisory for Monday 1/13/14: Can California Tunnel its Way Out of Drought? Experts to Examine Drought’s Impacts

Media Advisory for Monday, January 13, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDeltaCan California Tunnel its Way Out of Drought? Experts to Examine Drought’s Impacts What should California do to respond to drought conditions? Should California use $70 billion for sustainable water solutions or use it to build tunnels that won’t add one drop?Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, announced today they will hold a teleconference on Monday, Jan. 13, during which experts will examine the tunnels’ as a flawed solution for a drought-plagued state. The experts will criticize the tunnels [...]

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 [...]

Media Alert: KFCF Fresno “State Weighs Cost and Benefit of Bay Delta Plan”

Media Alert, December 29, 2013 The Pacifica Evening News State Weighs Cost and Benefit of Bay Delta Plan Click here to listen or download. New figures say the true cost of building the twin tunnels to ship water to Central Valley farmers and Southern California cities would be more than double the current 25 billion dollar estimate. Earlier this month the California Resources Agency released the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The thirty-four thousand page document details a plan touted to provide a reliable water supply for the state, while restoring the impaired ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay Delta. The centerpiece is a conveyance system of two giant tunnels to channel water under the Delta and into the state [...]