Media Advisory for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Media Advisory for Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053; [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta Governor’s Water Tunnels Opponents to Release New Map: Largest Agricultural Water Users, Selenium-Damaged Land, Oil Deposits for Fracking Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD) and Food and Water Watch, opponents of Governor 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 Tuesday, March 4, to release a new map depicting the overlap between the largest agricultural users of Bay-Delta water exports, land impaired by selenium concentrations that make farming unsustainable, and oil and gas basins that could be fracked. “This map will show [...]

News from Restore the Delta: 2/19/2014

“Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.” – George Herbert So much has happened in the first six weeks of 2014 that anyone may be forgiven for feeling dazed and confused. To help you sort out one thread of events, we’re providing a chronology of drought-related developments, with some details about what is in the various declarations and bills. We’ll leave it to you to see some of the interesting connections. The Bay Delta Conservation Plan has been pushing forward with tightly-structured open houses around the state. Smiling acolytes display glossy foam boards and shiny brochures full of errors, and if you want to make [...]

Media Alert: Articles, Television, & Cartoons of Interest

Media Alert: Articles, Television, & Cartoons of Interest Articles and TV coverage include Restore the Delta and advocates from rally during President Obama’s visit in Fresno on 2/14/2014. River News Herald cartoon Deltastruction More cartoons: Fresno related follow 2/14/14 Sacramento Bee Ohman: GEP1LO1Q5.3 2/16/14 Sacramento Bee Ohman: Obama 11 Calif. water politics complicate Brown’s decisions Sacramento Bee-Feb 15, 2014 “This is not about picking between delta smelt and long fin smelt and … executive director of Restore the Delta, which is fighting the tunnel plan. TV coverage: President Obama Announces Plan to Drought-Stricken California President Barack Obama visited California Friday to discuss the federal response to California’s drought problem Patrick Healy NBC 4 Los Angeles Restore the Delta, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla [...]