Tell Senators Feinstein and Boxer to protect California's rivers and fisheries In February, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1837, a radical bill introduced by Rep. Nunes (R-CA) that would overturn a court-approved settlement to restore the San Joaquin River, weaken protections for salmon and other fisheries and preempt state laws protecting rivers across California. Urge Senator Feinstein and Senator Boxer to oppose this disastrous bill and any similar proposals. Please ask your California Senators not to support any legislation that would give San Joaquin Valley agribusiness more water from the imperiled Francisco Bay Estuary. Recipients Your Senators Message * Subject: Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message I urge you to continue to oppose H.R. 1837 and any attempts to enact its provisions in other forms. I agree with the statement in your February 15th letter that "the answers to California's water challenges lie not in radical proposals to eviscerate state and federal environmental law and water rights, but rather through the development of balanced, consensus-based solutions that respect the views of all stakeholders." If signed into law, this radical bill would gut environmental protections for salmon and other fish species, would undo the 1992 Central Valley Project Improvement Act, and would overturn a court approved settlement to restore the San Joaquin River. This bill threatens the vibrant economies of communities throughout California that are dependent on salmon fishing jobs thousands of salmon fishing jobs and communities in California as well as clean and reliable water supplies. Title I would gut the 1992 Central Valley Project Improvement Act, which was signed into law by President Bush to encourage water conservation by requiring compliance with state law and establishing water supply and ecosystem protections as co-equal goals of the Central Valley Project. This section would also eliminate protections for salmon and other species required under the Endangered Species Act, by substituting measures crafted as part of a short-term deal in 1994. Title II of H.R. 1837 would overturn the 2009 court approved San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act, which brought multiple stakeholders to a final agreement after twenty years of arduous litigation. H.R. 1837 attempts to obstruct state laws, which resulted from the 2009 Act requiring river restoration. The bill would also eliminate flood protection and water supply projects for farmers that were approved as part of the Settlement Act. Without restoration and protection of these waterways, thousands of jobs will be lost. The livelihoods of commercial and recreational salmon fisherman, Delta farmers, fishing guides, tackle shops and communities across California and the West Coast depend on the environmental protections that H. R. 1837 would eliminate. California's Bay-Delta Estuary is the lifeblood of the salmon fishery in California, and it is essential that we maintain protections. I thank you for expressing your opposition to H.R. 1837. I urge you to continue to oppose H.R. 1837 or any subsequent legislation or riders that might include provisions of H.R. 1837. Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: Address 2: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: Phone Number: Yes, I would like to receive periodic updatesand communications from Sierra Club.