Media Advisory for Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta
Prop. 1 is behind us: What do we still need to do?
Delta Tunnels Looming: What’s coming in BDCP Fight?
Westlands Settlement: Multibillion Giveaway
to Industrial Farm Factories
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 news teleconference on Wednesday, November 12, to address the looming fight over the BDCP tunnels.
What is the current status of the BDCP, and what is the next battle?
What did the EPA’s critical comments letter mean for the status of the BDCP tunnels?
What is the status of the financing of the BDCP – who is paying and who is not?
What does the proposed settlement of the Westlands Water District debt to the public mean?
If not the tunnels, what is our solution to our water challenges?
The experts will call for a new Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). The opponents charge that the EIR/EIS process has been fatally flawed due to its lack of public outreach to non-English speakers, failure to present a funding plan, exclusion of any non-tunnels alternative, and scientists’ identification of numerous “red flags.”
WHAT: Tunnels Opponents: What’s Up with Gov. Brown’s Tunnels?
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
10:30 am News Teleconference;
WHO: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta;
Bob Wright, Friends of the River;
Mike Jackson, Water Law Expert
WHERE: Teleconference 1.800.434.1335 647995#
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