Browsing the "westlands water district" Tag

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LA Mayor takes money from big ag backers of Delta Tunnels

If you’re wondering why LA mayor Eric Garcetti has refused to speak out against looming water rate and tax hikes on Los Angeles ratepayers, it may have something to do with the fact that he’s receiving donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars from corporate agribusiness, engineering, and financing corporations, including Stewart and Lynda Resnick, […]

October 9th

WaterFix Chaos, Colonized Delta, and California Democracy

In water agencies all over California right now, fevered phone calls between general managers and directors and attorneys and engineers are likely happening because of Westlands Water District’s vote to reject California Delta Tunnels/ WaterFix on September 19th. By Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane Restore the Delta Will the Delta Tunnels project have to get […]

September 27th

Drain the Swamp: Trump’s Interior Deputy just can’t stop lobbying

President Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C., but it appears that he has instead exchanged the swamp alligators with one horrendous “Creature from the Black Lagoon” after another in his administration. By Dan Bacher  In the latest Trump regime scandal, a prominent watchdog group called on the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colombia to […]

July 21st

Goldman Sachs gives low-ball estimate of Delta Tunnels costs

Westlands Water District, dubbed the “Darth Vader” of California water politics by Tribes, fishermen,  conservationists and environmentalists, has been in the news a lot lately. On Monday, Goldman Sachs gave the water district a presentation on financing for Jerry Brown’s water-stealing Delta Tunnels/WaterFix project, and, unsurprisingly, told them what they wanted to hear. By Dan Bacher  Westlands […]

July 21st

California WaterFix: Biggest water district practicing biggest fraud

By Dan Bacher Westlands Water District, considered to be the “Darth Vader” of California water politics by leaders of fishing groups, Indian Tribes and environmental organizations, is in boiling hot water with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC on Thursday, March 10 charged Westlands, California’s largest agricultural water district, with “misleading investors […]

March 10th