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For Immediate Release: 11/29/23 North America’s largest and oldest fish are declining fast, as more threats loom. Today, 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 groups petitioned Secretary of...
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‘Deep disappointment’: Global climate envoy Newsom is alienating environmentalists at home – The Sacramento Bee 11/29/23 Gov. Gavin Newsom has been positioning himself as a global climate leader this year, evangelizing California environmentalism in China and at the United Nations. But at home, he is increasingly at loggerheads with leading environmentalists.  Environmental groups and tribes say...
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Dear Friends, This year, I would like to depart from our usual update, and share a very personal story with all of you about what drives my work at Restore the Delta and how my personal story has led to our developing a dynamic young staff working for a sustainable and just future for the...
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Column: This water project is expensive, wasteful and ecologically damaging. Why is it being fast-tracked? – Los Angeles Times 11/21/23Newsom and other Sites advocates have tried to justify the project with flagrantly misleading statistics. As Newsom said when announcing his certification, the reservoir would hold “up to 1.5 million acre-feet of water, enough for 3 million households’...
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Where’s our water? A look at California’s storage problem– BakersfieldNow 11/15/23In 2014, California voters passed a proposition using $7.5 billion dollars in state funds to expand water storage capacity. Nearly 10 years later, people say not much has come from the vote. The main focus on their minds is the failure to expand Shasta Dam.…So what’s the problem...
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New poll finds that California voters disapprove of Newsom’s performance as governor– LA Times 11/7/23A new Los Angeles Times/UC Berkeley poll found Newsom’s approval rating sinking to the lowest point of his nearly five years in office, with 44% of respondents having a favorable view of his job performance and 49% disapproving. There may be several explanations; like barnacles...
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Governor Newsom Subverts CEQA to Jam Through Environmentally Destructive Sites Reservoir Project – Sierra Club California 11/6/23  Governor Newsom certified the environmentally destructive Sites Reservoir project for judicial streamlining under Senate Bill 149. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee will have 30 days to concur in the Governor’s recommendation, or prevent this project from being inappropriately streamlined.Sites...
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The Delta Residents Survey Results are in! –Delta Stewardship Council & other research partners 10/2023 What is the Delta Residents Survey?“The 2023 Delta Residents Survey was a first effort of its kind in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to develop a rigorous survey research methodology to begin to assess important social indicators affecting Delta residents’ well-being.” For...
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For Immediate Release: 10/31/23  Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, (209) 479-2053, barbara@restorethedelta.org  Today, October 31st, Secretary Crowfoot hosted a discussion with leaders and governance from across California on the topic of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. A part of Crowfoot’s Secretary Speaker series, this session focused on how the Delta is a biodiversity hub, how it plays an...
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NGOs, including Restore the Delta, say the Department of Water Resources must revise the Delta Conveyance Project (Delta Tunnel) Draft EIR due to significant new information set forth in the Water Board’s Staff Report in their additional supplemental comments submitted to the Department of Water Resources. From the letter sent on 10/30/23:  Dear Director Karla Nemeth and...
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