Barrigan-Parrilla, Barbara


Restore the Delta is a grassroots campaign of residents and organizations committed to restoring the California Delta so that its waters are fishable, swimmable, drinkable, and farmable.

$50 Billion Scheme Lets West Side San Joaquin Valley Growers Control More Water

By Barbara Barigan-Parrilla
Restore the Delta

Restore the Delta, local, state and federal elected officials, the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, the Planning and Conservation League, the Environmental Water Caucus, Friend of the River, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations and a dozen other groups launched their campaign against the “Peripheral Tunnels” with a rally at the State Capitol on July 25. The “fatal flaws” of the tunnels would damage water, the environment, fish, and farming and impose billions of dollars of increases on water ratepayers.

Restore the Delta Calls Out Phony Astroturf Group

By Barbara Barrigan-Parilla
Restore the Delta


Restore the Delta (RTD) has called on "Friends of the Delta" a disingenuous Astroturf group (an organization without any real members) based out of a public relations firm in Newport Beach, CA to stop using Restore the Delta materials in information packets it distributes. 
 
Residents and advocates of the Delta region have a right to know when they're being hoodwinked. The use of RTD material to further a cause that is completely counter to our mission is repugnant and must stop now. With 'Friends of the Delta' like these, who needs enemies?
 

More Public Discussions Regarding the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan

Barbara-Parrilla.jpg By Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla
Campaign Director
Restore the Delta

Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes promised federal involvement and more public discussions regarding the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan. To learn more about Hayes' comments and the response from Delta advocates, click here to read Alex Breitler's article in The Record.

Below is an excerpt from the letter given to Deputy Secretary Hayes from Restore the Delta at the hearing.

Delta Community and Environment Groups Respond to Delta Legislative Water Package

Barbara-Parrilla.jpg By Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla
Campaign Director
Restore the Delta

Restore the Delta, local and statewide environmental groups have voiced their strong concern regarding a package of water bills released by the Legislature. This legislative package, if enacted, would result in a massive and costly restructuring of California's water laws and water infrastructure - covering several contentious water issues including governance of the Bay-Delta region, water conservation, and an updated version of the multi-billion dollar Peripheral Canal, which was overwhelmingly rejected by California voters in 1982.

Legislature Will Authorize Council, Try To Bypass Public Input For Canal Construction

Barbara-Parrilla.jpg By Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla
Campaign Director
Restore the Delta

Restore the Delta has heard that language for water bill legislation will finally at some point. We also understand that rather than authorizing a peripheral canal directly, the proposed legislation will call for the creation of a water council, which will have the authority to implement the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which in turn is calling for the construction of the peripheral canal (also known in politically correct terms as new conveyance).