THIS JUST IN … RESTORE THE DELTA: DWR’S No Harm Agreement & Letter Of Dismissal To Water Agencies: A “Surrender Dorothy” Effort To Save WaterFix By The Brown Administration

From Restore the Delta: Documents released to the Planning and Conservation League via a public records act request this week reveal details of the “No Harm Agreement” between the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Federal Bureau of Reclamation (the Bureau) regarding California WaterFix.  In addition, a “Letter of Dismissal,” a document demanding that specific water districts and […]

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California Water Fix: Last week’s media call upon submission of documents to State Water Board; Restore the Delta, Californians for Water Security respond

Department of Water Resources and Reclamation submit documents to State Water Board, hold media call; Restore the Delta and Californians for Water Security respond Last week, the Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation submitted their case in chief for the California Water Fix to the State Water Board in preparation for the upcoming hearing, scheduled to start […]

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This just in … 30,000 Californians Speak Out Against the Delta Tunnels

From Restore the Delta: At a press conference held on the steps of the State Capitol today, a coalition of citizens groups and elected leaders gave their “closing argument” against the proposed, Delta Tunnels. Controversy over the project has only grown since the Draft EIR was rebuffed by the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers in the fall of 2014. […]

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State Water Board’s use of unimpaired flows in the Delta’s Water Quality Control Plan update disputed

Water agencies say it’s infeasible; interest groups say it’s the most fairest and equitable approach A broad coalition of environmental, fishing, environmental justice, and tribal organizations which includes Restore the Delta, the Planning and Conservation League, the NRDC, the California Sporfishing Protection Alliance and many others (herein referred to as the interest group coalition), has sent a letter to Felicia […]

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Restore the Delta Media Call: Experts Reading Delta Tunnels EIR Express Concerns in Final Month for Public Comments

From Restore the Delta, this press release: “[Yesterday], Restore the Delta held a teleconference with a panel of experts reading through the 48,000 page EIR/EIS for the proposed Delta Tunnels Project (formerly known as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan).   Californians now have just one month left to submit comments on the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Delta Tunnels […]

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This just in … Restore the Delta: Delta Tunnels “Confidential” Documents Reveal State Plans to Take Delta Farms – Includes AP Story Link

From Restore the Delta: Newly released documents gained through Public Records Actions show that water exporters and the Delta Design Construction Enterprise housed within the California Department of Water Resources have already developed plans to “acquire” family farms and right of way in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta through eminent domain. The “Acquisition Management Plan,” obtained from the Metropolitan Water District of […]

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Groups Sue Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, State Water Board and DWR to Prevent Fishery Extinctions

From the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), Restore the Delta, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, and AquAlliance: On 3 June 2015, The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA), California Water Impact Network (C-­‐WIN), AquAlliance and Restore the Delta (RTD), collectively “Petitioners,” filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief, under the Administrative Procedures Act, and a Petition for Writ of Mandate, under […]

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This just in … Restore the Delta holds media call regarding close of public comment period for BDCP; Call for new draft EIR; say funding, public outreach, alternatives, science all flawed

Earlier this morning, Restore the Delta held a media call regarding the close of the comment period for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.  On the call today, economist Dr. Jeff Michael from the University of Pacific; Alex Aliferis, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association; Bob Wright, Senior Counsel for the Friends of River; Colin Bailey, Executive Director of […]

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Restore the Delta and other tunnel opponents hold media call, criticize lack of BDCP Implementing Agreement, say water exporters taking over DWR, and say Feinstein’s S 2918 would remove key protections

Tunnel opponents release BDCP documents obtained through public records act requests Earlier today, Restore the Delta held a press conference to distribute documents regarding the BDCP’s implementing and financing details obtained through a public records act request, as well as criticize Senator Feinstein’s emergency drought response bill. On the media call is Bill Jennings, executive director of the California Sportfishing […]

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Restore the Delta holds media call on BDCP’s Delta impacts: would force relocation of Byron residents

Earlier today, Restore the Delta held a media call to discuss the impacts on specific Della communities, some which have not been told the public before, they say. On the media call were Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta; Osha Meserve, with the Local Agencies of the North Delta and a farmland protection expert; third, Bill Jennings, executive […]

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