CALIFORNIANS FOR A FAIR WATER POLICY
No Wasteful Water Projects No Tunnels!
Media Advisory for Monday, December 9, 2013
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected] Twitter: @shopcraft
Farmers, Fishermen, Taxpayers, Environmentalists & Consumer Advocates to Oppose Governor’s Water Export Tunnels:
Too Costly, Creates No New Water, Better Solutions Available
$50 billion Boondoggle – Urban Families & Businesses Pay for West Side San Joaquin Valley Mega-Growers’ Water
Californians for a Fair Water Policy, a statewide coalition opposing Gov. Brown’s water export tunnels, announced today that their members (Restore the Delta, Food & Water Watch, Environmental Water Caucus, Friends of the River, Winnemem Wintu Tribe, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, Southern California Watershed Alliance, and Endangered Species Coalition) will join with elected leaders, the Planning and Conservation League, Friends of the River, C-WIN and a dozen other groups in a rally at the State Capitol on Monday, December 9. As the Brown Administration and federal officials release their proposal, opponents will point out expected damage to water, the environment, fish, farming and water ratepayers.
What: Opponents Rally Against the BDCP Tunnels
When: Monday, December 9, 2013 –
—-10:30 am – Experts and spokesperson available to media, Room 112, State Capitol, Sacramento
—-12:30 pm News conference and campaign Kickoff – State Capitol, West Steps, Sacramento, CA
—-3:00 pm News teleconference – experts provide detailed response
Media only – Dial-in: 1-800-434-1335, Code: 623192#
Who: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Assembly member Jim Frazier; Jonas Minton, Planning and Conservation League; Zeke Grader, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations; Bob Wright, Friends of the River; Bill Jennings, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance; Nick di Croce, Environmental Water Caucus;Jim Cox, Calif. Striped Bass Assoc.; Osha Meserve, Stone Lakes Wildlife refuge; Councilmember Kathy Miller, City of Stockton; Mike Jackson, C-WIN; John Herrick, South Delta Water Agency; Tom Zuckerman, Central Delta Water Agencies