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Delta tunnel project clears important hurdle with release of final environmental impact report – Bay City News 12/15/23…Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of the group Restore the Delta, said the state agencies’ argument that the tunnel is a climate project was built on incomplete data and faulty analysis. She also raised social justice issues associated with...
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Former San Joaquin County Supervisor and current Restore the Delta Board Member Larry Ruhstaller died this past week. Larry is survived by his wife, business partner, and best friend Kitty Ruhstaller, his children, grandchildren, extended family members, associates, and friends. His full obituary will appear in the Stockton Record. Larry was loved by Restore the...
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California approves Delta tunnel project, pitting water agencies against environmentalists – Sacramento Bee – 12/21/23California’s leading water agency approved a controversial water infrastructure project to build a tunnel underneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Thursday, marking a significant step in a decades-long effort to advance it. Governor Gavin Newsom has long advocated for the tunnel, called...
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For Immediate Release: 12/21/23Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, barbara@restorethedelta.org SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) published the Notice of Determination (NOD) for the Delta Conveyance Project. The NOD is the administrative record requirement for a finalized document for a proposed project by the lead agency, which in this case is the Department...
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by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla Tunnel UpdateThe California Department of Water Resources published the final Environmental Impact Report for the Delta Conveyance Project on December 8, 2023, and a Notice of Determination (NOD) on December 21, 2023. The NOD represents the final administrative published record for a proposed project by the lead agency, which in this case...
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Tunnel Vision: Gov. Newsom’s Ambitious Water Plan Divides Californians – AP 12/13/23Jon Rosenfield, science director for San Francisco Baykeeper, said California already diverts more than half of the water flowing through Central Valley rivers for farms and big cities, which threaten native species of fish. “The science clearly demonstrates that fish need increased river flows to...
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Delta Tunnel EIR Released, Restore the Delta Reax – Restore the Delta 12/8/23 SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed Delta Conveyance Project (Delta Tunnel).Newsom administration advances Delta Tunnel project despite environmental opposition – Los Angeles Times 12/9/23Newsom’s tunnel proposal, as outlined in the state’s final...
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For Immediate Release: 12/8/23 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209-479-2053, barbara@restorethedelta.org SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed Delta Conveyance Project (Delta Tunnel). The proposal would construct new water intake facilities on the Sacramento River in the North Delta to fill a...
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For Immediate Release: 12/8/23Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, barbara@restorethedelta.org SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will release a final Environmental Impact Report for Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed Delta Conveyance Project (Delta Tunnel). The proposal would construct new water intake facilities on the Sacramento River in the North Delta to fill a single...
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Alliance of Sportfishing and Environmental Groups Petition California and Feds to Protect SF Bay White Sturgeon – San Francisco Baykeeper 11/29/30Today, San Francisco Baykeeper, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, the Bay Institute, and Restore the Delta petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to list the California white sturgeon as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act. Separately, these...
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