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  • Delta Stewardship Council Votes to Approve Delta P… For immediate release: June 22, 2017 Contact: Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   Delta Stewardship Council Votes to Approve Delta Plan Amendments: Fails to Meet State Mandates   Sacramento, June 22–The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) endorsed proposed conveyance and storage amendments to the Delta Plan today.   For years, Restore the Delta, environmental groups, and Delta residents have requested ... Read More
  • Opinion: Delta tunnels are not a climate project Excerpt: It should be noted that with climate change droughts will be longer, and floods will be more extreme. Tunnels will not protect people or the state’s water supply. While we celebrate Brown building overseas alliances to do the hard work of mitigating climate change and reducing emissions in light of the Trump administration’s failure to ... Read More
  • NEWS: Decision coming on Delta Tunnels Media alert:  The Fight to Stop the Delta Tunnels Heats Up this Summer   In case you missed it, read:  Why years of waiting may be over on Delta tunnels "Love it or hate it, the Delta tunnels project is reaching a decision point." The Sacramento Bee 6/13/17   Restore the Delta, Delta advocates, and environmental groups are gearing up for a heated ... Read More
  • The Devil Is In The Details: Another Crucial Petit… The hardest part of our job is encouraging you, our members, to respond to government processes that induce weariness in even the hardiest public policy geeks in California. But that is what the Brown Administration, Metropolitan Water District, Kern County Water Agency, and Westlands are counting on: that if approvals for the Delta tunnels are ... Read More
  • Tour: The Road Map to Stopping the Delta Tunnels Join us for a public meetings with supporters throughout the State! These public meetings are great for people of all knowledge levels on the Delta Tunnels project — new and long-time current supporters. Get updates on where we are on the road map to stop the tunnels and what needs to be done to stop ... Read More
  • Stop The Tunnels: One of the Most Important Action… Update: Thanks to your help we reached 4,235 signatures in 19 days. Of these signatures, about 5% of these were out of state and the other 4,000 signatures represented a vast amount of Californian counties, from north towards Oregon and south towards San Diego. We recognize that our work would not be possible without contributions from ... Read More
  • Tour: The Road Map to Stopping the Delta Tunnels Join us for a public meetings with supporters throughout the State! These public meetings are great for people of all knowledge levels on the Delta Tunnels project — new and long-time current supporters. Get updates on where we are on the road map to stop the tunnels and what needs to be done to stop ... Read More
  • Stop The Tunnels: One of the Most Important Action… Update: Thanks to your help we reached 4,235 signatures in 19 days. Of these signatures, about 5% of these were out of state and the other 4,000 signatures represented a vast amount of Californian counties, from north towards Oregon and south towards San Diego. We recognize that our work would not be possible without contributions from ... Read More
  • April 22 + 29: March for Science and the Climate i… Restore the Delta will be at the march and rally for the March For Science in Stockton and People’s Climate Movement in Oakland to represent the Bay-Delta and raise awareness about our cause! Will you join us?   Why Participate? Climate Change is a major threat to the Bay-Delta. We are still managing our water systems for the ... Read More
  • From an LA Perspective: Solutions & Costs on … A year ago roughly, Roger Patterson from the Metropolitan Water District said that he would invite Dr. Jeff Michael, from the University of the Pacific to make a presentation to the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors on the real costs of the Delta tunnels.   The invitation never happened.   So we hosted a meeting on the real ... Read More
  • Independent Science Review Panel Finds Problems wi… (Science Geek Edition)   An analysis by an Independent Review Panel has been made public by the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC).   The panel was convened by the DSC Science Program to provide the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife with an independent analysis of the scientific information ... Read More
  • Metropolitan Water District: The Absentee Landlord By Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta   In 2016, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), the largest of the State Water Contractors, spent $175 million to purchase Delta islands. Now they are trying to lease land back to the original owners, SemiTropic Water Storage Agency. MWD has learned that maintenance of Delta levees, water ... Read More

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