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Brenda Davis on Studio Sacramento

Recenlty, Ms. Davis was asked to participate on a panel addressing issues facing the Delta.

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It’s All In How You Spin It…

After reading a recent blog, “Delta Smelt Get Life From Supreme Court” by Earth Justice contributor John McManus, which described the Supreme Court’s “big rebuff” of a non-profit’s challenge to the constitutionality of the extension of endangered species protection under … Continue reading

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Killing Trees to Save Fish

On August 2, 2011, the Delta Stewardship Council released the 5th Draft of the Delta Plan (225 pages plus 243 pages of appendices—not to mention the summary or cover letter, 4th Draft Plan 180 pages, etc.). This draft is intended … Continue reading

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The Attack on California Farms moves to a New Frontier

Is it just me, or is agriculture being attacked on every front you could imagine? First, the regulatory wars over water in the California Delta dry up a majority of the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most fertile and … Continue reading

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Splitting Hairs

A citizen group, oddly comprised mostly of fishermen and conservationists, has launched an assault on the Agricultural Exemption under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) (33 U.S.C. sections 1251, et seq.) On June 7, 2011, this group issued a sixty day … Continue reading

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Down By Law

A gutsy bid to excuse a joint powers authority comprised of 16 water agency members of the Tehama Colusa Canal Authority located north of the storied Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta from sharing in water shortages has left them high and … Continue reading

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Politics as Usual

With pressing issues like, oh, I don’t know…the default, descending credit ratings, various wars, and that little economic crisis of no jobs, apparently there is still not enough incentive for our representatives in Washington, D.C. to stop succumbing to partisan … Continue reading

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