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Environmental Water Caucus: “Just say no” to Cali’s water-stealing Delta Tunnels

As Governor Jerry Brown continues to push for the construction of two massive water tunnels under The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the Environmental Water Caucus on January 27 submitted their comments on the Final Delta Tunnels EIR/EIS. Read the comments here. By Dan Bacher In summary, EWC, a coalition of conservation groups, Tribes, fishing organizations and environmental justice groups, continues to […]

January 31st

Delta tunnels plan still makes zero sense

By Dan Bacher The state and federal governments pleaded their case for Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels plan in testimony submitted to the State Water Resources Control Board on May 31 and in a media teleconference held on June 1, claiming that the planned new water diversion points won’t endanger other water users. The […]

June 1st

Court rules against Jerry Brown’s Delta tunnels plan

By Dan Bacher In a favorable decision for Delta advocates, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael P. Kenny on May 18 issued a complex 73-page ruling on challenges to the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan, a plan that embraces Governor Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix to Build the Delta Tunnels. Although the decision upheld the Council’s regulatory authority, Kenny said the […]

May 19th

Dear Governor Brown: Time to admit your Delta Tunnels WaterFix plan is falling apart

By Dan Bacher Restore the Delta (RTD) today released a powerful open letter to Governor Jerry Brown from Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, RTD Executive Director, stating “It’s time to detach your legacy from the Delta Tunnels proposal.” “It’s time to face the reality that this plan is falling apart,” she said. Brown’s controversial California Water Fix to build the Delta Tunnels is […]

March 16th

Seven more lead-poisoned families sue over tainted Flint water supply

By Meteor Blades Seven families have filed another federal lawsuit over the Flint water crisis in which an unknown number of people have been poisoned by lead. The lead leached from water pipes due to corrosive river water after the city switched its water source in 2014. Lawyers for the families seek to hold city and state officials responsible for […]

March 7th

MI Gov Snyder lawyers up in Flint lead poisoning crisis

By Meteor Blades At a cost to taxpayers of nearly half a million dollars, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has contracted with two outside attorneys regarding the Flint lead poisoning crisis, an administrative spokesman announced Thursday. One of them, reports Paul Egan, is a criminal defense attorney who will serve as “investigative counsel.” The investigatory counsel’s task includes digging through and processing emails […]

March 2nd

When you ignore science, children get poisoned – the Flint Michigan disaster

By Meteor Blades Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was alerted to Flint’s water-quality problems early on, but delayed taking action because he didn’t care about the damage to people’s health from lead poisoning. The story of malignant negligence in the Flint Michigan disaster keeps getting worse. In a review of 550 emails released by Michigan’s Republican Gov. […]

February 26th

Why are MI and IN GOP trying to wreck cleanup of Chesapeake Bay?

Opposition to Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan by Michigan and Indiana Could Hamper Great Lakes Protection Efforts CHICAGO — The Chesapeake Bay is worlds away from the freshwater Great Lakes, yet that hasn’t stopped the attorneys general of Michigan and Indiana from inserting themselves into a legal battle there and siding with opponents of a plan to […]

February 25th

Shocking water mismanagement is wiping out western chinook salmon

As many as half of this year’s endangered Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon run may have perished in irrigation ditches, according to information disclosed in a federal agency report, a state agency report and an independent scientific assessment. To compound the problem, the weakened survivors face being hammered by the mismanagement of cold water releases […]

July 30th

As California water wars heat up, state is… stealing signs?

In the latest episode in the Brown administration’s Signgate scandal, Restore the Delta Thursday released an expert legal opinion finding that the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) confiscation of Save the Delta! Stop the Tunnels! signs displayed by Delta land and business owners was done without any legal basis. The legal opinion from the First […]

July 15th