Posts Tagged: delta


Politics and policy collide in fight over water

Phil Isenberg is a former state lawmaker, mayor of Sacramento and big-time lobbyist  —  someone who’s been in a lot of political street fights but whose latest battle may be his biggest.


The 50-year veteran of California politics heads the  Delta Stewardship Council and he is now the guy with his hand on the


Scaling down the big one?

The nature of one of the most ambitious public works projects in California’s history resides in the detail.


And more details are emerging.


The newly-released, preliminary planning documents for the $18 billion Delta tunnels project include a detailed analysis of how the plan would affect the Delta’s ecosystem and the 57 fish, wildlife


Meral on the griddle: Delta policy gets the once-over

Sitting nearly alone at the head table, Jerry Meral found few supporters in the crowded room.


Meral, the state’s Deputy Resources Secretary, is the point man for the Brown Administration’s plan to build an $18 billion tunnel underneath the Delta in order to move more northern California water to the south.  The critics were


For BDCP, information flows like water

Long-awaited details are emerging of the Brown administration’s $18 billion effort to build twin tunnels underneath the Delta, as officials launched the rollout of a complex array of preliminary documents for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.


“The news today is that a plan is out,” Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Chuck Bonham said. 

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