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After a big protest by the Yurok, Karuk and Hoopa Valley Tribes and their supporters at the Bureau of Reclamation offices in Sacramento on August 19, Reclamation announced on Friday, August 22, that it would release additional water from Trinity Reservoir to supplement flows in the lower...read more ››
Tribal members from the Trinity and Klamath rivers, carrying an array of colorful signs, converged on a press conference in Redding, California on Tuesday, August 12 to urge Sally Jewell, Obama's Secretary of Interior, to release Trinity River water out of Lewiston Dam to stop a massive...read more ››
Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and over two dozen agricultural, water, environmental, labor and corporate representatives called for action on Brown's controversial revised water bond, while defenders of the Delta and...read more ››
Governor Jerry Brown on August 11 signed legislation to extend the deadline to place a new water bond on the November ballot by 48 hours.
“Today’s legislative action provides additional time to get an acceptable water bond -- one that’s affordable and considers the needs of all...
In an email sent to his campaign supporters on August 5, Governor Jerry Brown called for a “no frills, no pork” $6 billion bond that would be “tunnels neutral.”
Opponents of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s proposed $67 billlion tunnels quickly challenged the claim that the bond is”...
In September 2002, Dan Carter, fishing guide, called to tell me that a massive fish kill was taking place on the lower Klamath River. He soon turned the phone over to Walt Lara, Yurok Tribal Elder, who emphasized the scope of the disaster unfolding at the time.
"The fish kill is a lot...read more ››
State and federal officials have constantly claimed that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan process is "open and transparent," but a short comment letter submitted to BDCP officials by Friends of the River on July 24 revealed that the controversial process is anything but "open and...read more ››
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has just released the results of a statewide survey revealing that a "slim majority" of likely voters, 51 percent, would support the $11.1 billion water bond.
The survey, "Californians and the Environment," also indicated that support for a...
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