Media Advisory for Monday, August 5, 2013
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected];
Experts to Respond to Brown Administration on Economic Impact of Peripheral Tunnels:
Who will benefit? Who will pay? What will it cost?
Restore the Delta will respond to the Brown Administration’s release of partial information on the statewide economic impact of the proposed Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), including Peripheral Tunnels, on Monday, August 5.
The Brown Administration has failed to comply with its own Dept. of Water Resources Economic Analysis Guidebook on evaluating the benefits and costs of projects. “The BDCP contemplates the second-largest public works project in our history,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. “Yet, the State refuses to conduct a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis, in violation of its own policies.”
Whom would the Peripheral Tunnels benefit? What are the true costs of the Peripheral Tunnels? Who would pay? Is there a more cost-effective solution?
What: Who will pay for the Peripheral Tunnels
Who: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Dr. Robert Pyke, co-author, Delta Economic Sustainability Plan; Bob Wright, Friends of the River; Adam Scow, Food & Water Watch
When: Monday, August 5, 2013 –
Where: 1:00 pm In-Person Response – Friends of the River, 1418 20th Street, Ste. A, Sacramento
3:00 pm – Teleconference – 1-800-920-7487, code: 36453871#