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California tribal members and youth ask for North state hearings and river protection at Delta Tunnel hearing

Northern California Tribal members, supporters, and members of the Hoopa High School water protector club traveled to Sacramento to ask the state of California to protect the Trinity and Sacramento Rivers, and to schedule meetings in Northern California on the Governor’s proposed Delta Conveyance Project, according to a press release from Save California Salmon. By […]

February 4th

A single water-stealing Delta Tunnel is no better than the twin tunnels plan

On January 15, in response to the Notice of Preparation by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for review of a single tunnel through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Don Nottoli, chair of the Delta Counties Coalition (DCC), made the following statement on behalf of the five jurisdictions that would be most negatively impacted including […]

January 21st

It’s official: Delta Tunnel planning begins in California

Drawing strong criticism from salmon advocates and environmentalists and praise from water agencies and agribusiness, the Gavin Newsom Administration today formally began the planning process for a controversial single tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta when the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released its Delta Conveyance Notice of Preparation. By Dan Bacher The notice starts the preparation of an Environmental […]

January 17th

California barrels forward on its reckless fish-killing Delta Tunnel plan

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is moving full-speed ahead with its campaign to build the controversial single tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, as demonstrated in the latest Delta conveyance update from the agency yesterday. Conservationists, Tribal leaders, recreational anglers, commercial fishermen, environmental justice advocates, boaters, Delta business owners and elected leaders oppose […]

January 13th

California withdraws approvals for Delta Tunnels, begins planning process for single tunnel

The Newsom administration today shelved the plan to build twin Delta Tunnels  — and announced it will start a renewed environmental review for a single Delta Tunnel to facilitate the export of northern California water to San Joaquin agribusiness and Southern California Water agencies. By Dan Bacher As the Delta smelt moves closer and closer to extinction in […]

May 2nd

Delta Tunnels: What’s next for California’s Waterfix after downgrade from twin tunnels to single

The California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation today sent a letter to Hearing Officer Tam Doduc requesting  the State Water Resources Control Board to temporarily place the petition for a change in point of diversion for the California WaterFix (WaterFix CPOD) in abeyance and issue a temporary sixty (60) day stay on all […]

March 3rd

California Gov Newsom has backed down from Jerry Brown’s water-stealing Delta Tunnels. But not far enough.

Bill Wells, the Executive Director of the California Delta Chambers & Visitor’s Bureau, has issued a statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s call to end the twin Delta Tunnels project and support a one tunnel plan instead. He said his organization continues to oppose diverting Sacramento River water around the Delta, the largest estuary on the […]

February 24th

About time! Bill to allow oversight of Delta Tunnels introduced in California legislature

On February 1, Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced legislation that will require more legislative oversight and public scrutiny of former Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial Delta Tunnels/California Water Fix Project. By Dan Bacher The bill was introduced as Delta advocates are criticizing the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), […]

February 2nd

If the salmon-killing Delta Tunnels hasn’t been approved yet, why is California awarding contracts?

Following the news that Jacobs been named the engineering design manager for the California WaterFix by the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA), the Fugro corporation has been awarded a major geotechnical investigation to support the Delta Tunnels/California WaterFix project. By Dan Bacher The Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA) has awarded the geotechnical investigation to Fugro […]

January 29th

Delta Tunnels: Jerry Brown is gone, but California Waterfix plan pushes forward

In spite of a multitude of lawsuits against the Delta Tunnels and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) withdrawing the project’s “certification of consistency” with the Delta Plan developed by the Delta Stewardship Council, the California WaterFix proposal continues to plod forward. By Dan Bacher A press release from Jacobs (NYSE: JEC), posted to PRNewswire on January […]

January 26th

Delta Tunnels: Jerry Brown says they’ll be built. (Meaning: “Rammed through”)

At an event at the Sacramento Press Club that I attended on December 18 entitled, “Jerry Brown, the Exit Interview,” Brown reflected on his five decades in public office, the state of political discourse in the country and the future of the Golden State. By Dan Bacher After journalist and author Miriam Pawel and Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton asked Brown a number […]

December 22nd

Delta Stewardship Council staff finds CA WaterFix is inconsistent with Delta Plan; Council chair urges #DWR to withdraw ‘certification’

On November 8, the Delta Stewardship Council staff released a draft report finding that the California WaterFix is not consistent with the Delta Plan after considering the appeals filed by an array of organizations, Tribes and governments to the “certification of consistency” filed by the California Department of Water Resources. The release of the staff report […]

November 26th

California has elected a new governor, but the fight over Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels isn’t over yet

This past week was a doozy. While we received great news from the Delta Stewardship Council, Governor Brown is still relentlessly trying to push through his boondoggle legacy project. Speculation of potential backroom deals for the tunnels has popped up in news reporting and cryptic tweets. This is the real legacy that Brown is leaving behind, and we will make […]

November 14th