Sacramento, CA – Restore the Delta, local, state and federal elected officials, the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, the Planning and Conservation League, the Environmental Water Caucus, Friend of the River, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations and a dozen other groups launched their campaign against the “Peripheral Tunnels” with a rally at the State Capitol on July 25. Restore the Delta today announced it has posted audio from rally speakers who pointed out “fatal flaws” of the tunnels they said
would damage water, the environment, fish, and farming and impose billions of dollars of increases on water ratepayers.
“We oppose the rush to build a project that would exterminate salmon runs, destroy sustainable family farms and saddle taxpayers with tens of billions in debt, mainly to benefit a small number of huge corporate agribusinesses on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. “This proposal is fatally-flawed.”
To listen to the audio from the rally, click here.