Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft;
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta
Ignores “Co-Equal Goals” Requirement; End Run on EPA?
Water Use: The Top 1% Water-Takers vs. 38 Million Residents
Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build massive underground water tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today announced a news teleconference on Monday, April 20, to address the abandonment of habitat restoration in BDCP tunnels.
“You cannot have successful habitat or restore fisheries while draining the Delta of its water,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, RTD executive director. “The governor has now abandoned that as a co-equal goal of building the tunnels. BDCP is now a naked ‘tunnels-only’ water grab for the unsustainable mega-farms in Westlands and Kern.”
Experts will address the following:
What does it mean to abandon the Habitat Conservation Plan in BDCP?
What is next in the war over the governor’s tunnels?
Are the water exporters taking over control of design, engineering and spending on the tunnels?
How much of the public’s water does billionaire Stuart Resnick use for his almonds vs. the amount of water 38 million Californian’s are now required to conserve?
What should California be doing to address our water challenges?
WHAT: Tunnels Opponents: What does Gov. Brown’s “tunnels-only” BDCP Mean?
WHEN: Monday, April 20, 2015 – 11:00am Pacific News Teleconference
WHO: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Jonas Minton, Planning & Conservation League; Chelsea Tu, Ctr. for Biological Diversity; Conner Everts, So. Cal. Watershed Alliance
WHERE: Teleconference: 1-888-862-6557 39503455 #