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  • Restore Hetch Hetchy newsletter - Summer 2015


    We have posted our 2015 summer newsletter. Read about our lawsuit against San Francisco and our plan for returning Hetch Hetchy to Yosemite National Park and all people.

  • Success and failure in Yosemite


    Engineer William Mulholland, head of the Los Angeles Water Department, wanted to build a dam in Yosemite National Park's eponymous Yosemite Valley "from one side... to the other and stop the goddamned waste." 

  • The water wars around us


    A high ranking state water official - one who is privately but sadly not publicly supportive of our campaign - recently described Hetch Hetchy as "a real estate issue, not a water supply issue". We agree.

  • A Moderate and Patriotic Package


    Since we filed our lawsuit two months ago, we have been "making the rounds" in Sacramento and elsewhere, meeting with elected and appointed officials.

  • Wall Street Journal: Politics, Drought and Hetch Hetchy


    A recent Wall Street Journal editorial recognized Hetch Hetchy's extraordinary legacy, but mischaracterized our campaign to restore the valley in important respects. 

  • Taking the high road


    There has been quite a bit of excitement among Restore Hetch Hetchy supporters since we filed litigation two weeks ago on John Muir’s birthday ...

  • Restore Hetch Hetchy files lawsuit


    Lawsuit asserts Yosemite'sHetch Hetchy Reservoir violates California law

    "Not one drop of water need be lost in restoration"

  • Not one drop


    Not one drop of water need be lost when Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park is restored.

  • The blame game in California's drought


    As concerns over California’s drought intensify, a lot of finger pointing is going around. Some of it is justified, and some is not. We need to get past some of the hyperbole so we can concentrate on the real issues.

  • Not the Apocalypse


    As winter comes to a close, it is obvious California's drought, now in its fourth year, is serious indeed. Much needs to be done.

    It is not quite the apocalypse for all of California, as some have suggested, although it may be for Delta smelt as well as some farmers.

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