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DELTA TUNNELS: Formal Protest Notices Filed with State Water Board

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.

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  • Priscilla Sulamo
    January 6, 2016, 4:11 pm

    The Full Levels of the Delta Rivers is Necessary for Every Life that depends on it. The Farmers who Feed the Population of Every County in The State of California Plus Other States! All of The Habitats of Every Species of Animal on Land, Air or Water that Survive or Feed off of to Sustain their Lives! The different species of Fish that Migrate Here to Resource Our Lives..a way to Feed even the Homeless or those short on Funds to Provide for their Families. Our Father used The Delta Waters in fullness to make provision to feed 8 children! Water is a Gift…We Need it Here for The Growing Population! DON’T TAKE WHAT BELONGS HERE…THERE ARE EFFICIENT RESOURCES DOWN SOUTH. PGS.1-6-2016

  • Linda
    January 6, 2016, 11:02 pm

    Leave our Delta Alone! It is necessary to the land and the peoples that it promotes!

  • January 7, 2016, 3:36 am

    A century of water transportation to places that it should not be for a purpose that the water can only make worse needs to be left as a 20th Century detour from sanity.
    Water for the West San Joaquin Valley brought the predicted problem of heavy metal waste water.
    Water exported south of the Tehachapis imported the limiting growth factor for unlimited sprawl, pollution, traffic and disease. The tunnels proposal is a continuation of the disasters. Time to reverse ourselves and not take one more step on the way to more destruction.
    For a decade Friends of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area continues to campaign to end the excessive and destructive power of water districts planned in the Whittier Narrows Natural Area. Two Metropolitan Water District member districts would twist nature history education into what they call “water education” with the building their $22 million palace to their political and economic power on top of irreplaceable habitat.

  • January 14, 2016, 3:24 am

    Please no tunnels! We need the Delta to stay as natural, and beautiful as a Marty Stanley painting.

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