Media Advisory for: Monday, July 28, 2014
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta
Experts to Criticize BDCP Process, Call for New Draft EIR:
Funding, Public Outreach, Alternatives, Science all Flawed
Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, and salmon and other Pacific fisheries, announced today they will hold a teleconference on Monday, July 28, to call for a new Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). The opponents will charge that the EIR/EIS is fatally flawed due to its failure to include a viable funding plan, exclusion of no-tunnels alternatives, failure to comply with the Endangered Species Act as evidenced by numerous scientists’ red flabs, and lack of public outreach to non-English speakers.
“We call upon Gov. Brown to rethink this unsustainable water export project,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of RTD. “It won’t solve our water challenges. The public comment process has been a mockery of outreach, dialogue and disclosure of what it will cost and who will pay.”
WHAT: Restore the Delta, Experts Briefing: Criticize BDCP Process,
Call for New Draft EIR: Funding, Public Outreach, Alternatives, Science all Flawed
WHEN: 10:30am, Monday, July 28, 2014
WHO: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Bob Wright, Friends of the River; Dr. Jeffrey Michael, University of the Pacific; Alex Aleferis, Contra Costa Taxpayers Association; Colin Bailey, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
WHERE: Media Teleconference: Dial 1-800-434-1335 Code 772159#
Limited lines, preference to news media; interested parties invited, but not guaranteed a spot.