Obama moves to speed up Delta tunnels project

By Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow

January 4, 2016

The Sacramento Bee

The Obama administration acted Wednesday to speed up federal environmental reviews on California’s controversial Delta tunnels project, saying the project is needed “to help address the effects of drought and climate change on California’s water supply and imperiled wildlife.”

With barely two weeks left before President Barack Obama leaves office, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell issued an order directing agency officials to complete a preliminary environmental review sometime this month. However, a final review wouldn’t occur until April, when President-elect Donald Trump occupies the White House.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/delta/article124507564.html

ECOS has officially opposed this project because of the enormous deleterious environmental impacts in our region. Read our concerns here: http://www.ecosacramento.net/2015/11/ecos-submits-comments-on-delta-tunnels/

Sabalow, Dale Kasler and Ryan. “Obama moves to speed up Delta tunnels project.” Sacbee. Sacramento Bee, 4 Jan. 2017. Web. 04 Jan. 2017.

More homes coming to Mill at Broadway development

By Ryan Lillis

December 21, 2016

The Sacramento Bee

The developers behind the growing Mill at Broadway neighborhood south of downtown Sacramento have sought the city’s approval to begin the next phase of the project.

Bardis Homes has applied to construct 55 condominiums on the site in northwest Land Park, just south of Broadway. Of the new homes, 39 will be single-family residences and the rest will be duplexes, according to the application filed Wednesday.

The Mill is among the most significant recent housing developments near Sacramento’s central city.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/city-beat/article122311714.html#storylink=cpy

Lillis, Ryan. “More homes coming to Mill at Broadway development.” Sacbee. Sacramento Bee, 21 Dec. 2016. Web. 04 Jan. 2017.

Hard work, smart science contribute to salmon’s success on Cosumnes River

December 16, 2016

By Mike Eaton

The Sacramento Bee

The Cosumnes River, the natural jewel on Sacramento’s southern flank, is enjoying its best run of Chinook salmon in years. The count so far is impressive, upward of a thousand. Their journey from the ocean toward the mountains is measured by a device mounted above a fish ladder that counts and photographs fish as they follow their ancient genetic drive.

Mike Eaton [is a long-time member and supporter of ECOS and also] worked for The Nature Conservancy from 1995 through 2007. He now advises the Cosumnes Coalition, a watershed restoration partnership. Contact him at michaelreaton [at] fastmail [dot] com

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article121358088.html#storylink=cpy