For Release: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected]
Formal Protest Notices Filed with State Water Board
Groups oppose “Point of Diversion” permitting for Delta Tunnels
SACRAMENTO – The fight to stop the Delta Tunnels (California WaterFix) has moved to a new venue in 2016, as was recently reported in The Record.
Today, Restore the Delta and numerous coalition partners filed either formal protests or notices of intent to make formal statements with the State Water Resources Control Board to oppose permitting to change the point of water diversion in the Sacramento River to allow for Delta Tunnels to be built.
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta said, "Farmers, fishermen, business, environmental, community and environmental justice leaders from throughout the region and the state recognize that the impacts of diverting the Sacramento River from the north end of the Bay-Delta estuary via the tunnels will wreak havoc on fish, wildlife, farming, business and public health needs and industries within the estuary. Our intent is through science, economics, and law to put a stop to the Delta tunnels once and for all.”
Groups filing notices today include: African American Chamber of Commerce San Joaquin County, Asian Pacific Self Development and Residential Association, Braceros Del Delta, Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (ret), Café Coop, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Striped Bass Association, California Student Sustainability Coalition, California Water Impact Network, Central Valley Asian Chamber of Commerce, Delta Chamber of Commerce, Delta Fly Fishers, Earth Law Center, Assemblymember Susan Eggman, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Environmental Water Caucus, Friends of the River, Senator Cathleen Galgiani, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, LAND, Lao Family Community Empowerment, Lower Sherman Island Duck Hunters Association, North Delta Cares, Planning and Conservation League, Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller (ret), San Joaquin County, Semillas, Sherman Island Duck Hunters, Sierra Club California, Social Media Moms, Stockton Downtown Comeback Club, Visit Stockton.