CALIFORNIA WATER JUSTICE
Protecting California's Rivers and Estuaries
Join us July 5 at the State Capitol!
Full Agenda Coming Soon
Why We're Taking Action:
On May 19th, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom vowed to suspend environmental laws in order to build new reservoirs, like the Sites Reservoir, and massive diversions, like the Delta Tunnel. This is not the first time Governor Newsom has favored industrial agriculture over California’s people and environment.
Salmon fishing has been shut down throughout the state, including Native communities, due to fish dying for many years from lack of water. The state and feds made the decision to divert water to farms and kill the salmon.
California is forcing our salmon into extinction, and denying people of color clean water and a healthy Delta and San Francisco Bay.
Why are they choosing export crops over people?
This is why we need to take action!
“We have never been more disappointed in a California governor than we are with Governor Newsom,” she said. “How is perpetuating environmental injustice, which harms public and environmental health, really any different than red state governors perpetuating social injustice in their states, which Governor Newsom likes to criticize vigorously?”
- Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta
(Excerpt from: "Gavin Newsom wants to fast-track huge water projects in California. Angry environmentalists respond by comparing him to ‘red state governors’")
Governor Newsom: Support Water Justice,
Save the Salmon
Governer Newsom, We're Counting on You
Governer Newsom, We Depend on the River for Our Survival
Stories of the River, Stories of the People
American West(s): How the Yurok Tribe is reclaiming the Klamath River
Photos and Artwork
Our communities are working hard to save our Rivers and Salmon