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Editorial: Now Gov. Brown threatens to force us to pay for Delta Tunnels?

Excerpt: "For six years we’ve been saying the tunnels are no solution to California’s water crisis. The “WaterFix” looks like a WaterGrab, ultimately creating the massive capacity to flush Delta water into Southern California, regardless of what Brown says now. Claiming they won’t succumb to the pressure to send more water south ignores the long history of California water politics."

NEWS: Interview on Westlands’ Rejection of the Delta Tunnels & More!

In case you missed it! Restore the Delta was interviewed and quoted all over local, state, and national media yesterday!   “The sooner we can get Gov. Brown to put an end to pushing California WaterFix, the sooner we can get to solutions for California water,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director for Restore the Delta." (Associated Press)   Interview with Restore the Delta's Executive Director on Westlands' Vote (2 mins) - KCBS State water plan fails in 7-1 vote  - KSEE 24 (interview with Restore the Delta) Water district vote could doom California Twin Tunnels Project  - ABC 30 Fresno (interview with Restore the Delta) Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan  - KCRA 3 (interview with Restore the Delta) Major Water [...]

Victory! Westlands Votes No on Delta Tunnels Plan Participation

For Immediate Release, September 19, 2017  Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, (209) 479-2053, [email protected]   Press statement Restore the Delta's Response to Westlands Water District's Vote on California WaterFix   FRESNO, Calif.— Restore the Delta issued an official statement on Westlands Water District's vote on the California WaterFix.    Executive Director of Restore the Delta, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla said:   "Today is a very good day for California. By rejecting California WaterFix, the Westlands Water District has dealt a blow to the project. There are many better solutions for creating a sustainable water supply in California. Metropolitan Water District's math is based on a sizable contribution from Westlands, so is Santa Clara Valley Water District's. They now have to come [...]

AP: “Millions of Californians on hook for water plan”

In Case You Missed It: September 18, 2017 Contact: Nora Kovaleski, 408-806-6470, [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   In Case You Missed It AP: “Millions of Californians on hook for water plan”   Today, The Associated Press published a story confirming rumors of “expanded funding demands” for the Delta Tunnels proposal. New documents obtained by the Associated Press reveal that dozens of local agencies representing millions of Californians may be required to pay for the tunnels, even though they have not been asked to participate in the project, nor would they receive the “supply reliability” benefits promised to CA WaterFix participants. This follows years of assurances from the Brown Administration that only local water agencies actively participating [...]

Editorial: Gov. Brown — don’t demand a decision on the delta tunnels

The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board wrote, "Without a formal agreement setting out how much water would cost, what responsible board would vote?"

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