media alert

BDCP Response at Santa Clara Valley Water District on Dec 9th.

Here are some videos of our response to Secretary John Laird’s presentation to the Santa Clara Valley Water District on Dec. 9th. Restore the Delta, Jane Wagner-Tack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxXIT0_gB9Q Restore the Delta, Michael Frost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obDxWcJreb8 Concerned flyfisher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWta3qD6HUY Outside statement from RTD, FGF, F&WW, EWC:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvT79Nzjt8A

Media Advisory: Farmers, Fishermen, Taxpayers, Environmentalists & Consumer Advocates to Oppose Governor’s Water Export Tunnels: Too Costly, Creates No New Water, Better Solutions Available

CALIFORNIANS FOR A FAIR WATER POLICY No Wasteful Water Projects No Tunnels! http://www.stopthetunnels.org Media Advisory for Monday, December 9, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected] Twitter: @shopcraft Farmers, Fishermen, Taxpayers, Environmentalists & Consumer Advocates to Oppose Governor’s Water Export Tunnels: Too Costly, Creates No New Water, Better Solutions Available $50 billion Boondoggle – Urban Families & Businesses Pay for West Side San Joaquin Valley Mega-Growers’ Water Californians for a Fair Water Policy, a statewide coalition opposing Gov. Brown’s water export tunnels, announced today that their members (Restore the Delta, Food & Water Watch, Environmental Water Caucus, Friends of the River, Winnemem Wintu Tribe, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, Southern California Watershed Alliance, and Endangered Species Coalition) will join with elected leaders, [...]

Article of Interest: BDCP needs $1.2 billion more for planning alone!

Dear Friends, We thought that you would enjoy this article of interest from the Sacramento Bee. “Delta water tunnel project needs $1.2 billion more for planning” –Sacramento Bee /Merced Sun Star  — “Known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the proposal calls for two huge tunnels, 40 feet in diameter and 35 miles long, that would divert freshwater out of the …” Click here to read the full story. We look forward to seeing you at the rallies next week. Restore the Delta staff

Media Alert: Editorials, Television Clips, & Articles of Interest

November 18, 2013 Dear readers, The editorials, television clips, and articles are important items of interest. Sacramento Bee Editorial: Big Obstacle for Delta tunnel project — who will pay for it? http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/17/5915824/editorial-big-obstacle-for-delta.html Channel 5 in SF does a special report on Kern Water Bank, the astro-turf Coalition for a Sustainable Delta, Paramount Farms, and more; good stuff; please read and watch it all – please watch these videos in order. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/9536084-proposed-delta-water-tunnels-reignite-battle-over-water-rights/ http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/11/15/fish-become-focus-in-war-over-future-of-delta-water/ http://www.contracostatimes.com/contracostatimes/ci_24534225/concern-grows-contra-costa-residents-over-delta-tunnels

The Death of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – R.I.P. (Save the Delta – Stop the Tunnels!)

From the Mexican Heritage Center in Stockton, CA:The Death of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – R.I.P. (Save the Delta – Stop the Tunnels!)Day of the Dead altars (ofrendas) are built to honor the lives of those who have passed. This alter is designed to honor the life of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and caution of its possible demise if the proposed diversion tunnels are built and water is diverted under, rather than through the Delta.A replica of La Llorona is placed in the center of this alter or ofrenda because her legend is a cautionary tale. La Llorona, in a fit of rage, turned against her children, threw them in the river, and the children disappeared down-stream. When the Llorona [...]

Mickadeit: Delta water fight starts in SoCal

The Orange County Register Mickadeit: Delta water fight starts in SoCal By FRANK MICKADEIT 2013-10-21 16:24:32 Even as our reporter Pat Brennan was writing last Sunday’s huge front-page curtain-raiser on the state’s $25 billion proposal to radically alter the Sacramento Delta and send more water to Southern California, opposition was conferencing at an Irvine hotel. I was there. And anybody who thinks this new plan is going to have an easier time getting sign off from Northern Californians than the failed 1982 Peripheral Canal plan did hasn’t spent any time listening to Northern Californians with a stake in the outcome. The 1982 Peripheral Canal, championed by Jerry Brown in his first iteration as governor, called for an above-ground canal to [...]

Watch Video as Restore the Delta Honors Delta Advocates: Dr. Jeffrey Michael, Dr. Robert Pyke, Conner Everts, Food & Water Watch, Adam Scow, SoCal Water

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta Watch Video as Restore the Delta Honors Delta Advocates: Dr. Jeffrey Michael, Dr. Robert Pyke, Conner Everts, Food & Water Watch, Adam Scow, SoCal Water Rallies 700 People & Raise $500,000 to Stop the Tunnels French Camp, 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 released video of the remarks from award-winning Delta Advocates at a rally of 700 tunnels opponents last Thursday evening in French Camp. The Central Valley Business Times has posted four videos from the Shine a Light [...]

Restore the Delta Honors Delta Advocates: Dr. Jeffrey Michael, Dr. Robert Pyke, Food & Water Watch, SoCal Water – Hear Clips from their Remarks

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 14, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta Restore the Delta Honors Delta Advocates: Dr. Jeffrey Michael, Dr. Robert Pyke, Food & Water Watch, SoCal Water Hear Clips from their Remarks French Camp, 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 released remarks from award-winning Delta Advocates at a rally of 700 tunnels opponents last Thursday evening in French Camp. Master of Ceremonies comedian Jack Gallagher: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24292864/RTD%20Awards%20Jack%20Gallagher.m4a Dr. Jeff Michael of the University of the Pacific: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24292864/RTD%20Awards%20Dr.%20Jeff%20Michael.m4a Delta farmer Rogene Reynolds: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24292864/RTD%20Awards%20Rogene%20Reynolds.m4a Adam Scow of Food and Water [...]

Viewpoints: The Economic case for a Bay Delta Conservation Plan without the twin tunnels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 7, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta In case you missed it… The Sacramento Bee Viewpoints: The Economic case for a Bay Delta Conservation Plan without the twin tunnels By Jeffrey Michael Special to The Bee Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013 The $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan is on the brink of failure. Its proponents have been unable to show that the plan meets environmental requirements, and they have failed to develop a viable financial plan for its massive water-conveyance tunnels. The BDCP can be saved, but only if the state drops its tunnel vision and seriously considers no-tunnel options. The plan contains 21 parts, including [...]

Los Angeles Times/USC Poll Shows Majority of California Voters Oppose Gov. Brown’s Peripheral Tunnels Project: Cost Will Doom It

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 4, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta In case you missed it… Los Angeles Times/USC Poll Shows Majority of California Voters Oppose Gov. Brown’s Peripheral Tunnels Project: Cost Will Doom It Bettina Boxall September 30, 2013 Californians say the state’s water supply system has serious problems that require improvement, but they are unwilling to spend billions of dollars in ratepayer and taxpayer funds on the task, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The results suggest an uphill fight for proponents of a state water bond and for a proposal to replumb the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the transfer point for Northern California supplies delivered [...]