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The Sacramento Bee
Caltrans yanks anti-tunnel signs in Delta, ignites furor
By Matt Weiser
Published: Thursday, Jul. 11, 2013
State transportation officials have emboldened a protest movement in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by removing yard signs objecting to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two giant water diversion tunnels.
The signs, proclaiming “Save the Delta! Stop the Tunnels!”, have proliferated in yards fronting state highways in the region in recent weeks. It is an effort by residents and activists to make their voices heard on the controversial issue.
But the signs began to vanish in the last few days, and residents learned they had been removed by workers from the state Transportation Department’s maintenance office in Rio Vista. Caltrans officials said the signs were placed too close to the roadway, violating state law.
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