Restore the Delta Urgent Action Alert: Immediate attention required: a federal "drought relief" bill in the Senate will harm the Delta and economy significantly!
Dear Restore the Delta friends, Members of Congress are manipulating the impacts of drought conditions to serve wealthy special interests. A federal “drought relief” bill in the Senate needs your immediate attention! The House of Representatives recently passed drought legislation that seeks to accelerate massive water transfers from the SF Bay Delta to special interests in the arid regions of the South and West San Joaquin Valley. This bill will override environmental protections in order to provide “drought relief” for special interests.
The SF Bay Delta cannot sustain additional water transfers without collapsing, especially in the midst of a historic drought. This federal drought bill will put in place provisions that will allow water exporters to override existing environmental regulations that protect the SF Bay Delta from excessive water transfers.
If the bill is allowed to pass, it will hasten the extinction of our fish and wildlife species and destroy our regional economies in farming and fishing, resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs and livelihoods.
This federal drought bill is in the Senate right now. Take action to save the largest estuary on the west coast of the America! Contact members of the Senate today to tell them you oppose the federal drought bill.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (California) Phone number: (202) 224-2501 Email: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me Do you also have a Twitter and/or Facebook profile? After making a phone call or e-mail, tweet a comment in opposition to the federal drought bill to @Senfeinstein with hashtag #CAWater and post on Senator Feinstein’s Facebook.
Senator Barbara Boxer (California) Phone number: (202) 224-3553 E-mail: https://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/policycomments.cfm Do you also have a Twitter and/or Facebook profile? After making a phone call or e-mail, tweet a comment in opposition to the federal drought bill to @BarbaraBoxer with hashtag #CAWater and post on Senator Boxer’s Facebook.
UPDATE: Please also call the following Senators today and urge them to oppose to the federal drought bill that will threaten the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas! Senator Mark Udal (Colorado): (202) 224-5941 Senator Jeff Merkley (Oregon): (202) 224-3753 Senator Maria Cantwell (Washington): (202) 224-3441 Senator Harry Reid (Nevada): (202) 224-3542 Senator Brian Schatz (Hawaii): (202) 224-3934