A coalition of organizations supporting the Delta is hosting a Delta Tribunal set for April 30 at the Nick Rodriquez Community Center in Antioch from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
The Tribunal will address nature’s, community, and human rights violations specific to reduced flows in the Delta. It will particularly address the harm that the Governor’s proposed Delta Tunnels plan would do to those limited flows, as well as to the fish and Delta communities that depend on a healthy Bay-Delta Estuary.
Tribunal witnesses and experts will also offer solutions to water flow and supply challenges that protect, not injure, nature’s rights and human rights.
This event is free and open to the public, but will require an RSVP. Please mark your calendars and join us in growing the movement for nature’s rights. Visit the event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/142378382819847/
To learn more about the depletion of Delta waterways visit:
- Restore the Delta http://
- Environmental Water Caucus http://www.ewccalifornia.org
- California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) http://calsport.org
- California Water Impact Network http://www.c-win.org/
Featuring tribunal judges: Joanna Macy, Gary Mulcahy, Shannon Biggs, Tim Stroshane
I wonder if these so called Environmental “Experts” are the same ones who cut the foliage down on the levies because in their expert opinion the trees where pulling the levies down. Then the NEW expert’s discovered the roots from the foliage was what was holding the levies together. 150 years ago Hydraulic mining in the Sierras may have caused the Delta to rise as much as 40-50 FEET as the silt filled in the rivers, but if the NEW experts want to fix that the areas down stream will be disturbed by the silt that the silt removal would cause. Its the same thinking that would have “Groups” believe that Hetch Hetchy could be reclaimed. 100 years or a valley being buried under hundreds of feet of water and rocks and silt. Do they really believe removing the dam will bring back a second Yosemite?? People are the problem. Remove the city of Sacramento, pull 10-20 MILLION people out of California and in 200-300 years. The delta may recover. Until then, Stop screwing with it.
This is what happens when you’re a silly human and worship invisible gods rather than a visible nature. Look what we did to the Miwok land. Yet we glorify the “black diamond mines” and the symbol of the “cannery lady” (canneries dumped tons into the delta before EPA regulations were established). All in the name of industry right? We still have a generation of folks who gawk at environmental stewardship and preservation of natural resources. It’s ironic and quite sad. Yet, they’re seen as “leaders”, like governor Eugene Brown and his special interests wanting to bring water down south with the tunnels.
It’s too late. The tunnels are going in. Contra Costa Water sealed the deal a few weeks back and sold the Delta out to southern Cal interests. A sad time for the Delta and people locally who depend on it.
Everything South of Fresno is a Third World Country that Northern California supports. Nor Cal has all the money, SoCal has all the votes. Politicians will NEVER care about anything but votes. Why would you shoot your free ride in the foot? Time to divide the state, start charging SoCal for all the “Free” services and infrastructure we provide. We would need to build a wall to keep those in SoCal from just running further North. I wonder how they are planning on filtering out the Mercury that was used in Mining operations 150 years ago? Hey, not our problem now.
It sounds to me that the respondents need to go to the Nature Tribunal to find out what these folks have to say. The Army Corp of Engineers wanted to strip the levy’s of foilage due to the Katrina disaster in New Orleans. Just because CCWD signed an agreement with DWR does not mean the tunnels are a done deal. The Delta is suffering from a lack of flows due to excessive water exports turning the tidal estuary into a lake.
The respondents should attend the Tribunal to see what these folks have to say. It was the Army Corp of Engineers that wanted to strip the levees as a result of levee failure due to Katrina in New Orleans. It was Reclamation District Engineers and biologists that changed their minds. The Delta is in decline due to decades of excessive water exports. Around 80% of the exported water goes to Corporate Ag growing almonds and pistachios in the desert and exporting their nuts to China & India. They are reaping billions of dollars exporting our water in the form of nuts to foreign countries. Water mismanagement by DWR & BOR is destroying the Delta. They have turned the largest tidal estuary on the Pacific Coast of the Americas into a lake. The tunnels are not a done deal even though CCWD turned their backs on the Delta as a whole.
Your RIGHT! Army Corps of Engineers, But 125 YEARS before Katrina. This aint new, just revisited. Same as it always was. My Family has been in California for 8 Generations now. The Central Valley Project (CVP) goes back to 1874, More projects in 1930’s That gave us Places like Rucker Lake, Bowman Lake. Then PG and E got involved with Power Generation. Then there is Oroville Dam (1961-1967) and the after bays to heat the ice water coming off the bottom of the dam. Rice in the central valley don’t like cold water. Anyone that thinks this just happened is not paying attention to their history or at least California’s History. We hadn’t even started trade with China in a big way until the 70’s. Something like 90% of all the Almonds grown in the World came out of the Central Valley. As soon as we cut off the small farmers and started shuttling water to LA it all went down hill (No pun intended) BTW built in 1963 (See a pattern yet) and named after then Governor Edmund G BROWN! Sound familiar?? Hummm Like I said, “Same as it always was”
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