Peripheral Tunnels Opponents to Protest at Vote:
Delta Plan Fails to Comply with the Law;
Protects an Unsustainable Status Quo
Sacramento, CA – Opponents of Gov. Jerry Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries announced today they would protest at the Delta Stewardship Council’s vote to adopt a flawed plan on Thursday, May 16th at 9:00am.
“The Delta Plan fails to comply with the law. BDCP is simply a scheme to perpetuate an unsustainable status quo that enriches a few powerful water brokers at the expense of reliable water supplies and healthy fisheries. It is a classic shell game to benefit special interests and, if implemented, would represent a death sentence for one of the world’s great estuaries,” said Bill Jennings, executive director, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance.
Who: Bill Jennings, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance;Restore the Delta Exec. Dir. Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla; Nick Di Croce, Environmental Water Caucus; Wendy Buckley-Stokes, Restore the Delta President, Stokes Family Farms; Kathy Miller, Delta Coalition, Stockton City Council; Dozens of Picketers and protesters
When: 9:00am, Thursday, May 16, 2013
Where: In the Courtyard Area at Ramada Inn & Suites, 1250 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, 95691