Media Advisory for Thursday, August 15, 2013
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta
Experts to Respond to Brown Administration on
Proposal of a New Location of the Peripheral Tunnels
Restore the Delta will respond to the Brown Administration’s release by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) of changes to the location of the proposed tunnels. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and BDCP proposed to move the tunnels farther east, away from delta communities.
“This is a failed attempt by Jerry Meral to show that he and the other architects of the BDCP are sensitive to delta communities. It does not change the fact that 48 significant and unavoidable impacts that are identified in the BDCP will be inflicted on delta communities, fisheries, farms, and boaters,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director Restore the Delta.
What: Response to proposed changes
Who: Melinda Terry, General Manager for the North Delta Water Agency; Osha Meserve, general council for LAND – Local Agencies of the North Delta – a coalition of North Delta farmers
When: 11:45am, Thursday, August 15, 2013
Where: Teleconference – 1-800-434-1335, code: 912887#