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July 16, 2015 | Blog Post

New House Bill Blames Historic California Drought on Endangered Fish

A bill being considered in the House of Representatives places blame for the lack of water in California on protections for salmon and other imperiled species, such as the delta smelt. The reality is that an historic drought—not environmental protections—is causing water shortages in the West.

April 28, 2014 | Blog Post

Why “Fish Vs. Farmers” Is a False Dichotomy

California water management is not about protecting animals over people. It’s about coddling powerful special interests at the expense of average citizens, Delta farmers, commercial and sport fisherfolk—and a healthy Delta ecosystem.

February 24, 2014 | Blog Post

A Pear Farm On The Frontlines of California’s Water Wars

Notes from a trip to the San Francisco Bay Delta to hear stories from people who would be directly impacted by aplan to pump massive amounts of freshwater out of the Delta to farms in the southern Central Valley.

August 16, 2013 | Blog Post

Crisis In Court: Mega-farms Trying to Seize Salmon Water

Powerful business interests are in court trying to seize that water from the Klamath/Trinity River system, putting tens of thousands of salmon, and an entire generation of their offspring, in peril.

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