Media Advisory for: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta; Bob Wright, FOR, 916/442-3155 x207; [email protected]
Expose MWD-Funded Attack on Delta Water Rights,
Attack on Restore the Delta
Sacramento, CA- Friends of the River (FOR), Restore the Delta (RTD) and other 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 Thursday, March 12, to announce posting on the Friends of the River website of hundreds of suppressed public comments on the Brown Administration’s Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS). These comments have been suppressed by the Administration. The opponents will also expose MetropolitanWater District (MWD) funding of an attack on Delta water rights. RTD will also expose those behind a recent attack on RTD.
“Gov. Brown is suppressing public comments, keeping Californians in the dark about the facts and alternatives to his unsustainable water export project,” said Friends of the River Senior Counsel Bob Wright.
“The Metropolitan Water District and other Delta water-takers are funding attacks on the legal water rights of Delta farmers, residents and businesses, and on RTD, which represents the people of the Delta and sustainable water alternatives,” Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of RTD.
WHAT: Release of Suppressed BDCP Public Comments, Expose MWD Attack on Delta Water Rights & RTD
WHEN: 10:30am, Thursday, March 12, 2015
WHO: Bob Wright, Friends of the River; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Osha Meserve, Delta Water Rights Attorney
WHERE: Media Teleconference: Dial 1-888-862-6557 Code 39192659#