A Recap of C-WIN's Media Coverage in 2013 through April 2014
C-WIN NEWS CLIPS 2013-2014 C-WIN’s media and public education campaign has been very active during the reporting period. C-WIN wrote and submitted op-eds, letters to the editor and contributed to several articles about the costs and impacts of the Twin Tunnels project as follows: C-WIN Executive Director Carolee Krieger was quoted in a Sacramento Bee article on impacts of the drought to almond farmers at http://www.sacbee.com/2014/05/11/6395024/california-almond-farmerslured.html
C-WIN attorney Michael Jackson was quoted April 30 in the Sacramento Bee regarding water cutbacks due to drought at http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/30/6368291/water-cutbacks-looming-forcalifornia.html
Carolee Krieger published an April 24 oped in the Paso Robles Daily News on groundwater that has gotten a lot of attention at http://pasoroblesdailynews.com/op-ed-paso-robles-groundwater-basin/18687/
C-WIN issued an April 16 media release applauding the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association for expressing concerns about BDCP at http://www.cwin.org/content/c-wins-response-howard-jarvis-taxpayers-assn-letter-bdcp.html
Tom Stokely was quoted in an April 6 article in the Chronicle about the viability of recycled water as a drought response at http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/California-drought-puzzle-store-orconserve-more-5381238.php#page-1
Tom Stokely participated in a presentation of the perils of the Twin Tunnels in Shasta Lake City on April 5 that was written up in the Redding Record Searchlight at http://www.redding.com/news/2014/apr/05/activists-blast-twintunnels-water-plan-at-lake/
C-WIN advisor Wade Graham published an April 2 opinion piece in the Fresno Bee at http://www.c-win.org/content/fresno-beewade-graham-end-droughtcrisis-water-revolution.html
Carolee Krieger published a March 23 opinion piece in the Ventura County Star at http://www.c-win.org/content/carolee-krieger-ventura-co-star-real-californiawater-crisis.html 2
Tom Stokely was quoted in a March 24 Chronicle article on poisoned lands and got the last word in at http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/California-droughtCentral-Valley-farmland-on-5342892.php
Carolee Krieger published a March 26 opinion piece in the Santa Barbara Independent at http://www.independent.com/news/2014/mar/26/water-crisispolicy-crisis/
C-WIN’s Monterey Plus lawsuit resulted in a Superior Court decision that the transfer of the Kern Water Bank from DWR to the Kern Water Bank Authority was not adequately reviewed. C-WIN’s March 6 press release and links to articles can be found at http://www.c-win.org/press-room-monterey-plusamendments.html
C-WIN issued a media release on March 4 with CSPA on our protest of the temporary urgency orders for the Bureau of Reclamation and Department of Water Resources to reduce environmental protections due to drought at http://www.c-win.org/content/c-win-cspa-and-aqualliance-protest-state-boardsdrought-urgency-order.html
C-WIN issued a joint drought position paper in March at http://www.cwin.org/content/c-win-cspa-and-aqualliance-issue-drought-position-paper.html
Carolee Krieger published a March 2 oped in the Santa Barbara News Press at http://www.c-win.org/content/sb-news-press-carolee-krieger-opinion-planningbeyond-drought.html
Tom Stokely published an article on BDCP in the Northcoast Environmental Center’s February/March edition of Econews at http://yournec.org/econews/febmar2014
Tom Stokely was quoted in a February 5 East Bay Express article on how growing almonds in a desert is driving the Twin Tunnels Project at http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/californias-thirstyalmonds/Content?oid=3830095&mode=print
C-WIN joined a January 29 coalition letter expressing concerns with State Water Project contract renewals at http://www.c-win.org/content/c-win-joins-coalitionletter-concerns-about-state-water-project-contract-renewals.html
C-WIN and a coalition of 18 organizations sent a January 14 letter to the Bureau of Reclamation expressing concerns with renewal of interim water contracts for Westlands Water District and other adjacent water districts at http://www.cwin.org/content/c-win-and-18-member-coalition-fight-westlands-water-districtcontract-renewal.html 3
Tom Stokely gave a BDCP presentation to the Shasta-Trinity Fly Fishers in Redding on January 8 at http://www.c-win.org/content/tom-stokely-talk-shastatrinity-fly-fishers-redding-weds-jan-8.html On December 15, the Sacramento Bee indirectly credited Assistant Resources Secretary Jerry Meral’s retirement to something he said to Tom Stokely in April 2013.
Tom Stokely responds on December 26 at http://www.cwin.org/content/sacbee-jerry-meral-retires-delta-plan-endures.html C-WIN issued a media release on December 8 about BDCP’s roughshod treatment of facts at http://www.c-win.org/content/c-win-media-release-separatereality-bdcp-eireis-runs-rough-shod-over-facts.html
C-WIN and a coalition sent a letter to various federal officials regarding concerns with selenium treatment and management (or lack thereof) for the Grasslands Bypass Project at http://www.c-win.org/content/c-win-and-coalitionsend-letter-concerns-about-selenium-contamination-and-monitoring.html
Carolee Krieger published a November 25 open letter to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors in the Paso Robles Daily news regarding groundwater at http://pasoroblesdailynews.com/open-letter-county-local-waterresources/9321/
The Santa Barbara Independent covered the November meeting of the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors on the State Water Project at http://www.independent.com/news/2013/nov/07/hanging-out-poodle-dog-cafe/
The November 6 Santa Barbara News-Press covered the November meeting of the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors on the State Water Project at http://www.c-win.org/content/supervisors-weigh-state-water-contract.html
Carolee Krieger published op-eds in the Montecito Journal on October 17 and 24. See http://www.montecitojournal.net/ Tom Stokely talked to Tehama County Democrats and others in Red Bluff on September 12. See http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/business/ci_24095322/water-advocatebashes-sacramento-san-joaquin-delta-tunnel.
C-WIN’s Tom Stokely was interviewed by KZFR radio (Chico) on August 29. C-WIN, CSPA and AquAlliance distributed a media release on the Twin Tunnels Economic Impact Statement on August 5. See http://www.cwin.org/content/media-release-brown-administration-releases-deceptiveeconomic-impact-report-delta-export-sc. 4
C-WIN and the Environmental Water Caucus issued September 10 a media release critical of raising Shasta Dam in the name of salmon restoration. See http://www.c-win.org/content/media-release-shasta-dam-enlargement-comingsoon-supermarket-near-you-618000-salmon-proratin.
Carolee Krieger published an op-ed in the Montecito Journal on August 1 (“Free and Easy…Not”) that can be viewed at: http://www.c-win.org/webfm_send/335.
The Central Valley Business Times did an article on the Delta Plan, quoting CWIN’s concerns with it at http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=23431.
C-WIN, CSPA and AquAlliance issued a media release on July 25 expressing concerns about adequate flows and temperatures for salmon this year. See http://www.c-win.org/content/salmon-apocalypse-media-release.html.
Carolee Krieger published an op-ed in the Santa Barbara News-Press (“Reining in the CCWA”) on July 28, 2013 that can be viewed at http://www.cwin.org/webfm_send/329.
The Northcoast Journal did an extensive article on “Paper Water” with C-WIN’s help and quotes from C-WIN’s Tom Stokely. See http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/waters-forfighting/Content?oid=2360940.
Carolee Krieger published an op-ed in the Montecito Journal on July 25 (Still Doesn’t Add Up”) that can be viewed at http://www.c-win.org/webfm_send/329.
C-WIN’s Tom Stokely was quoted in an article in the East Bay Express (Tunnel Vision Part 1 and Part 2) that can be found at http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/tunnel-vision-part-one-delta-inperil/Content?oid=3577110&showFullText=true and http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/rivers-inperil/Content?oid=3594241&mode=print.
C-WIN’s Carolee Krieger published an op-ed in the Contra Costa Times on May 25 (“Costa’s Move to gut ESA will Destroy the Delta”) that can be found at http://www.contracostatimes.com/opinion/ci_23310127/guest-commentarycostas-move-gut-esa-will-destroy.
C-WIN’s Tom Stokely published an op-ed in the Redding Record Searchlight on May 25 (“Tunnels are rotten deal for north state”) that can be found at http://www.redding.com/news/2013/may/19/tom-stokely-tunnels-are-rotten-dealfor-north/. 5
C-WIN’s Carolee Krieger published an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee on April 25 that can be found at http://www.c-win.org/content/carolee-krieger-twin-tunnelswater-grab-doomed-fail.html.
C-WIN’s Tom Stokely presented at Stanford University’s annual Silicon Valley Energy Conference and was interviewed by KHSU radio (Stanford radio) on August 29. His interview can be heard at http://www.modernteknews.com/sustainability.html Funding from the JiJi Foundation allowed C-WIN to obtain excellent coverage and editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle about litigation last summer on release of additional Trinity River water to prevent a repeat of the 2002 Lower Klamath River fish kill in which 65,000 adult salmon died.
The Chronicle editorial can be found at http://www.c-win.org/content/chronicle-editorial-letsnot-kill-fish-water-farms.html The Klamath-Trinity article can be found at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/science/article/Fish-vs-farmers-in-conflict-overKlamath-River-4676247.php?t=726536f6dc65019c8d#/0 Most of the articles above and more are posted on C-WIN’s website under “Breaking News” that is updated regularly at http://www.c-win.org/newslist.html. C-WIN also has a Facebook page that we post articles and media releases about C-WIN and other California water issues.