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Peripheral Tunnel Opponents to Hold “Death of Delta” Funeral

Media Advisory for Thursday, April 4, 2013

Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]: @shopcraft

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta

Peripheral Tunnel Opponents to Hold “Death of Delta” Funeral

Protest Brown Administration’s Refusal to Consider Alternatives; Present Coffin to Peripheral Tunnel Proponents

Opponents of Gov. Jerry Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries will present California Natural Resources Agency Deputy Director Jerry Meral, the Administration’s point man for the project, with a coffin on Thursday at a public meeting on the tunnels plan. Opponents will hold a news conference outside the meeting, and then deliver the coffin to the Brown Administration.

Delta water expert Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta, said, “The proposed Peripheral Tunnels will kill the Delta, the fisheries and the Delta farms. The coffin will be painted with Delta place names and values that would be lost.”

“Restore the Delta opposes 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 Barrigan-Parrilla.

Who: Restore the Delta Exec. Dir. Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla; Bill Jennings, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance; Steve Heringer, Delta farmer & vintner; and Peripheral Tunnels Opponents

When:12:00 pm, Thursday, April 4, 2013

Where: Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento

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