Jerry Cadagan and others in the environmental community want the public to believe that Senator Feinstein’s proposed water plan will harm the environment. It won’t.
Statement by Dan Nelson, Executive Director, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority “The San Joaquin Valley secured a small measure of relief following a judge’s decision to allow an increase in pumping water to storage facilities south of the Delta during the next two weeks.  The judge determined that no risk exists for salmon from...
The Legislature adjourned its special water session this morning by 6 a.m. (11-4-09) following a 2/3 vote in each house to approve an $11.139 billion general obligation bond (SBX7 2 by Cogdill) and four of five policy bills.  The following analysis is provided by Bob Reeb of Reeb Government Relations, LLC—   SBX7 1 (Simitian...
WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Dennis Cardoza introduced bipartisan legislation today (11-3-09) that calls for a review of the federal biological opinions that have significantly reduced the amount of water flowing to San Joaquin Valley farmers. Congressmen Costa (D-Fresno) and Radanovich (R-Mariposa) joined as original cosponsors.   Specifically, the legislation calls for a “re-consultation” of the...
When is enough enough?  Environmentalists sued the federal government to force reductions in Delta water exports to protect the threatened Delta smelt.  Those reductions cost San Joaquin Valley farmers and 25 million Californians hundreds of thousands of acre-feet of water this year and so far it looks like it did absolutely no good. An article...
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following proclamation calling for the legislature to meet in an extraordinary session to address California’s water crisis:       A PROCLAMATION   BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA     WHEREAS, an extraordinary occasion has arisen and now exists requiring that the Legislature of the State of...
Leaders from all parts of California are calling on Governor Schwarzenegger and the State Legislature to pass a comprehensive water plan now.  Regulatory restrictions and drought have led to rationing and economic ruin. Read statements from individuals and communities here:   What they’re saying about a comprehensive water plan
Governor to appear at water rally There will be a large water rally and press conference on Friday, Oct. 9, in Sacramento for a final push to get the Legislature to act on a package of water bills.  Governor Schwarzenegger, along with the California Latino Water Coalition, will appear on the east steps of the...
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Obama Administration is fully engaged in a coordinated response to California’s ongoing water crisis, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Chair Nancy Sutley of the White House Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) and other top Obama Administration officials reported today (September 30, 2009) at a public meeting with California state officials in Washington,...