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Delta Voluntary Agreements Are a “Plan to Fail” in Droughts

Expert BlogCaliforniaDoug Obegi
Rather than planning for droughts and ensuring that minimum water quality objectives are achieved in critically dry years, the proposed voluntary agreement appears to be a “plan to fail” to protect the Delta in future droughts.

Drought Shows that CA’s Water Rights System Is Bankrupt

Expert BlogCaliforniaDoug Obegi
The only way out of this cycle of destruction—other than praying for rain, which is not a strategy—is to reduce water deliveries and diversions in order to maintain adequate carryover storage in Shasta and upstream reservoirs this year.

Agencies Planning a Disaster for CA Salmon if 2022 Is Dry

Expert BlogCaliforniaDoug Obegi

If next year is dry in California, modeling from the Bureau of Reclamation shows that Shasta Reservoir would store nearly 750,000 acre feet less water in April 2022 than it did in April 2014—a year that was an unmitigated disaster…

Everyone Who Fishes Should Be Accountable

Expert BlogMolly Masterton
But Modern Fish Act in Congress opens the door to an “alternative” management scheme that would reduce accountability and threaten healthy fisheries

Center for Biological Diversity et al. v. Zinke et al.

Court CaseInternational, United States, AfricaClosed
By sanctioning imports of elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ignored concerns about illegal poaching. NRDC and partners are fighting for these majestic animals.