Congress is Pursuing an Outright Water Grab on Behalf of The Top 1% of Agribusiness

March 15, 2012

Congress is Pursuing an Outright Water Grab on Behalf of The Top 1% of Agribusiness By:  Jane Wagner-Tyack and Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla Restore the Delta Congressmen McCarthy, Nunes and Denham’s piece (“Ending California’s man-made drought”) is full of errors and misrepresentations. The recent drought is not man-made. History shows California experiences drought about a third of […]

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The Record, Op-Ed: Delta Stewardship Council Should be Feared

March 15, 2012

Delta Stewardship Council Should be Feared The Record, Op-Ed February 22, 2012 Mayor Ann Johnston, City of Stockton It has been reported recently that many people living in our Delta region are unaware of the vast network of bays, rivers, and sloughs that make up the largest estuary on the West Coast.  Stockton sits in […]

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Sacramento Bee: Delta fix must include higher flows, reduced water exports

March 15, 2012

Viewpoints: Delta fix must include higher flows, reduced water exports Special to The Bee Published Sunday, Mar. 11, 2012 Click here to read online. In his State of the State Address, Gov. Jerry Brown committed to complete basic elements of the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan this year. BDCP is an effort, started and paid for by […]

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San Francisco Chronicle: Time to get real about California’s water supply

March 15, 2012

Time to get real about California’s water supply Lois Wolk Thursday, March 1, 2012 Click here to read online. Thirty years ago voters resoundingly rejected an enormous “peripheral canal” to ship more Northern California water south. Today, that old idea has been repackaged as the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. This time it’s even more expensive […]

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Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water Update on Delta Plans

March 15, 2012

Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water Update on Delta Plans February 28, 2012 Statement of Jeffrey A. Michael, Ph.D. University of the Pacific Principal Consultant, Delta Protection Commission Economic Sustainability Plan The Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) is a lengthy, peer-reviewed report that touches on many aspects of the Delta.  To be brief, I am […]

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Sacramento Bee Viewpoints: $11 billion water bond should be repealed

March 15, 2012

Viewpoints: $11 billion water bond should be repealed Special to The Bee Published Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 Click here to read online. The Bee’s Feb. 5 editorial, “Water bond will sink if it stays bloated,” was accurate when it described the $11.14 billion water bond as an albatross that voters need to put out of […]

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San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed: Stop the delta water grab

March 15, 2012

Stop the delta water grab Jane Wagner-Tyack, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Click here to read online. Despite Republican Reps. Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes and Jeff Denham’s protestations, the recent drought is not man-made. Historical records show California experiences drought about a third of the time. Adverse consequences of the recent drought result not […]

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United Delta Community Leaders: You Can’t Restore the Delta by Draining It Stockton Mayor, Business Leaders, Farmers, Environmentalists Oppose Canal or Tunnel

March 15, 2012

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; 916/956-4592- Cell; steve@hopcraft.com Sacramento, CA – The Delta Coalition, comprised of private businesses, local governments, environmental advocates, farmers and fishermen, today told a Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee hearing they are united in opposing any plan to take millions of acre feet of […]

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Summary Position Statement of the Delta Coalition On the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and the Delta Plan

March 15, 2012

Agriculture is the life-blood of the Delta with nearly 80% of all farmland classified as prime agricultural land.  Preserving and enhancing the Delta’s agricultural industry is vital to the region, the state, and the nation.  In calculating value-added manufacturing, the statewide impact of Delta agriculture is about 25,000 jobs, nearly $5.4 billion in economic output […]

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