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Restore the Delta (RTD) on October 17 responded to an attack by the "Coalition for a Sustainable Delta," an agribusiness "Astroturf" group they said is bankrolled by billionaire Stewart Resnick, ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 03:32 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield) on September 22 introduced H.R. 6484, the SAFE Levee Act, to help guard the California Delta region against the growing risk of a catastrophic flood by ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:14 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Anger with Big Oil and the politicians they control has reached an all time high in California with the dramatic rise in gasoline prices over the past few days. Senators Dianne Feinstein and ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 09:51 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The Westlands Water District, regarded as the poster child of government-subsidized corporate agribusiness in California, is apparently posing as the anti-tax, anti-big government “Central Valley ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:01 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Just for fun, I thought I would repost my April Fool's Day "press release" about the California Department of Fish Game announcing their historic contract with Blackwater to enforce the alleged "...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 08:32 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
The California Natural Resources Agency on August 29 held the first public meeting of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) in Sacramento since the Governor announced his controversial plan to ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 10:38 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird claims "Delta realities cry out for action and a new direction" in an opinion piece he wrote for the San Jose Mercury News on August 23. (http://www....
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 11:25 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
A crowd of over 350 people turned out for the Stockton premiere of Restore the Delta's "Over Troubled Waters" documentary at the Empire Theatre on Monday, August 20. "We are planning a second ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 08:34 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on August 14 announced $11 million in grants to California projects, including $640,575 for Jerry Brown's plan to build two peripheral tunnels to export more water ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 12:08 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
A LA Times editorial, "Give the Bay Delta Conservation Plan a chance," inexplicably accuses “critics of the proposed tunnel” for claiming that “wasteful Southern Californians intend to suck ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 08:59 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
A groundbreaking economic analysis released today shows that Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers could be on the line for $2,003 to $9,182 per customer to pay for the 37-mile ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 12:29 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
"Over Troubled Waters," a documentary about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, will premiere on August 8 at the Crest Theater in Sacramento. U.S. Representatives George Miller and John Garamendi will ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 12:32 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Grassroots environmental organizations including the Friends of the River, the American River Conservancy and California Native Plant Society, have reported dwindling income in recent years, the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 12:31 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
MLPA Initiative, BDCP must be investigated! The examination of more than 500 special fund accounts revealing a $2.3 billion "discrepancy" between state controller and Department of Finance ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 12:01 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Following the announcement of a controversial Peripheral Canal/Tunnel proposed by Governor Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar in Sacramento on July 25, the California Water Impact ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 01:12 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Coalition launches campaign against destructive peripheral tunnels Governor Jerry Brown and federal officials will unveil their plan to build twin "peripheral tunnels" to export more Delta water ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 12:02 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, has issued a urgent call to show opposition to the state-federal plan to build a peripheral canal or tunnels at a rally on the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 06:14 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
On July 6, Dr. Virgil Akins, Superintendent, BIA of Northern California agreed to meet with Winnemem Wintu Tribal Chief and Spiritual Leader, Caleen Sisk, to discuss the issues surrounding a ‘...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 08:09 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The California State Legislature voted on Thursday, July 5 to postpone the controversial water bond from November 2012 to November 2014 "to improve its odds of success with voters," according to a ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Jul 07, 2012 at 09:37 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
The California Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Wildlife voted 6 to 0 on July 2 to approve legislation that delays the controversial water bond until November 2014. A.B. 1422 is authored ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 04:33 PM PDT with 2 Recommends