August 30th 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Terra Brusseau 559-281-9088 cell [email protected] SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – Earlier today, California Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) by Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) advanced from the California Assembly Appropriations committee. SB 1 will now be considered on the California Assembly floor before the Legislature adjourns on September 13th.…

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Dear Friend, Water is life in California. Earlier this year, Sacramento politicians introduced Senate Bill 1 (SB1) which seeks to inject politics into California’s environmental regulations. SB! will restrict water deliveries to the Central Valley and make California even more unaffordable. SB1 puts our communities in danger. The California Water Alliance is a non-profit and…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact Robert Dolezal [email protected] (510) 599-5189   October 22, 2018 (Hanford, California) – The West and the people who live in it have suffered over water for decades. By turns, they’ve toiled with:      •  Confusing, frequently contentious debate over California water policy,      •  Arbitrary court decisions,  …

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California Water Alliance MEDIA ALERT Friday, October 12, 2018 Media Contact Robert Dolezal [email protected] (510) 599-5189   (October 12, 2018—Hanford, California) Several major California media outlets that for months have famously defended other classes of victims from their harassers are now blaming Central Valley farmers and rural communities for water problems created by California’s and…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Robert Dolezal (916) 408-5144   The California Water Alliance (CalWA) Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to join major agricultural, environmental, conservation, and other organizations in endorsing passage of a new statewide citizen’s ballot initiative and bond measure on November’s ballot. Upon passage, the water bond measure will fund $8.877…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Robert Dolezal (916) 408-5144 (Hanford, California) The California Water Alliance (CalWA) Board of Directors today voted to oppose Proposition 68, a statewide legislative initiative titled the Parks, Environment and Water Bond, appearing on the ballot in June’s Primary Election. “All too often, Californians are fooled when they cast their ballots…

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For Immediate Release November 21, 2017 Media Contact: Hector M. Barajas 800.213.4032 ext. 1 [email protected] California Water Alliance Announces Appointment of Interim Executive Director   HANFORD, Calif., (Nov. 21, 2017) – Erik Hansen, chairperson of The California Water Alliance (CalWA), announced the departure of the water policy non-profit’s long-time Executive Director Aubrey Bettencourt and appointment of Raul Riesgo as…

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Executive Director Aubrey Bettencourt of the California Water Alliance, a statewide, non-profit, water-policy organization, issued the following statement following a 7-1 vote by Westlands Water District’s Board of Directors not to fund the California Water Fix tunnels project: “California Water Fix has been troubling from the start,” said Aubrey Bettencourt of CalWA. “The obvious being…

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Today, the California Water Alliance, a statewide water-policy non-profit organization, released its statement concerning this week’s U.S. House of Representatives floor debate and vote on H.R.-23, The Gaining Responsibility on Water (GROW) Act of 2017: The California Water Alliance (CalWA) urges members of the House of Representatives to support and vote for passage on The…

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