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Revive the San Joaquin and 36 other concerned organizations signed a letter recently to Secretary Salazaar of the Department of the Interior urging a second look at the upcoming ‘imminent’ decision to approve the Peripheral Canal as a part of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). This proposed tunnel below the Delta would have the capacity to divert ALL the Sacramento River’s runoff to destinations south of the Delta.
Congressman Devin Nunes is at it again, using the San Joaquin River Restoration program as a bargaining chip to divert more State water away from our Delta and rivers and into the hands of Westlands water district and others who can economically benefit from surplus water sales.
With our legal partners the Dumna Tribal Council and Madera Oversight Coalition, Revive the San Joaquin just got word that we won our lawsuit against the poorly planned Tesoro Viejo Development along the river in Madera County. This State Appellate Court decision will reverse County approvals for a master planned community of 15,000 residents that would have dumped wastewater to the river, paved over impo
Posted at 11:46 PM on Friday, Oct. 01, 2010
By Michael Doyle / Bee Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON -- California congressional Democrats are engaged in another of their periodic intramural fights over the state's water, this time involving the giant Westlands Water District.
Illustrating once more that regional loyalty trumps party labels when it comes to water, Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, on Friday pledged "the fight of a lifetime" if some of his Democratic colleagues continued to criticize a proposed Westlands water deal.
In particular, Costa targeted Rep.
Posted at 11:59 PM on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010
By Mark Grossi / The Fresno Bee
More farmers in Kings County plan to sell their water to Southern California at an eye-popping price, raising worries about the future of the region's thriving agricultural economy.
Two Kings farmers last month announced a pending water sale involving nearly $12 million. Another farmer last year sold some of his state water allotment for $73 million.
Posted at 11:13 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
By Mark Grossi / The Fresno Bee
After investing millions of dollars, Westlands Water District is pulling out of an extensive planning effort to heal the troubled Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, saying high-ranking federal officials are derailing it.
The draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan offers hope of restoring slumping water deliveries to west Valley farmers, Westlands officials said this week.
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March 11, 2010
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Feinstein Transfer Legislation Would Facilitate Sale of Westside Ag Water to Urban Development
Washington – Senator Diane Feinstein has moved legislation to the Senate floor that would deregulate the transfer and sale of Central Valley Project irrigation water between South of Delta agricultural and u