10/17 Sunday Roundup: Address changes, TikTok, Trump’s Biological Opinion, and Carbon Sequestration

Update your address books!

We know, we know. Another address change? We are now at 515 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202.

This time our address has changed as Via Ventures has moved next door.Since closing our permanent office due to COVID-19 last summer, we use Via as our safe and secure mailing service. They have expanded their office space and we are thrilled for them, but this means another address change for us.

Don’t worry – this is the last one for a while. 😉
Check our latest TikTok on water quality

Our Climate Water Advocates Gloria and Darius have been busy testing water quality and making TikToks to share with our followers. They went out with our partners at San Francisco Baykeeper and State Water Regional Control Board Region 5 staff to do a round of water quality testing in Stockton.   

Click here to watch.
Update on DWR’s Use of Trump Biological Opinions

The Trump Biological Opinions for the Delta were not only based on corrupt and faulty science, they emboldened the California Department of Water Resources to go even further in violating Delta outflow and water quality standards. Unwilling to ever waste an opportunity to utilize half-baked science from any source on behalf of water contractors, DWR, under the Newsom Administration, continues to inflict harm on Delta communities.  Imagine how they will operate the Delta tunnel.

To learn more about the current Biden Administration revisions to the Biological Opinions and how partner  environmental groups are leading the charge, click here to read this blog by NRDC’s Doug Obegi

Obegi writes:
“What’s more, this year the Bureau of Reclamation and California Department of Water Resources have repeatedly violated the wholly inadequate environmental protections in these biological opinions.  The projects violated water temperature requirements on the American River (harming steelhead and fall-run Chinook salmon), violated Delta outflow standards in April (harming Delta Smelt and Longfin Smelt), and violated Delta water quality standards and installed a physical barrier in the Delta this summer that was not permitted under the biological opinions (harming not just Delta Smelt, but also worsening water quality for some communities in the Delta).”
Join Restore the Delta’s first virtual session in our Dine & Learn series on October 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM.   
Research is showing that, in order to avoid disruptive climate change, we need to capture carbon dioxide from large sources and from the atmosphere and store it thousands of feet underground.   
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists, Briana Schmidt and George Peridas have collectively spent decades studying the technologies involved and will be providing an overview of how they work, the science behind them, their risks and benefits, and how Delta residents and communities can evaluate proposed projects.

Speakers include Tom Zuckerman (Delta farmer and water expert), Matt Holmes (Environmental Justice Director, Little Manila Rising), Briana Schmidt (Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab), and George Peridas (Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab).Registration is required for this meeting. 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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