Dear Friends of the San Francisco Bay-Delta,
We wanted to make sure you saw that today, Mother Jones has published online their feature story:
MEET THE CALIFORNIA COUPLE WHO USES MORE WATER THAN
EVERY HOME IN LOS ANGELES COMBINED:
How megafarmers Lynda and Stewart Resnick built their billion-dollar empire
The Resnicks are known for their billion-dollar-feel-good empire, including brands like Teleflora, Fiji Water, and Wonderful Pistachios (famously known for its “Get Crackin’” ad campaign). But most folks aren’t aware of how this Beverly Hills power couple is shaping California water rules to maintain and expand their empire.
In this feature, Mother Jones reporter Josh Harkinson explores the how the Resnicks’ Wonderful Company came to control more of California’s water in some years than the residents of Los Angeles and the Bay Area combined.
Please share this story far and wide this week with your supporters, especially through your social media channels. We are the media!
Here is the link http://mojo.ly/2aPEaJC
"I think the Wonderful Company and the Resnicks are truly the top 1 percent wrapped in a green veneer, a veneer of social justice," says Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla of Restore the Delta.
"The tunnels would completely bypass the ecologically sensitive Delta, eliminating much of the smelt-endangering pumping–and, by extension, many of the restrictions on Delta water diversions that have crimped the Resnicks' supply."
Thank you for your support.
NOTE: Delta Tunnels evidentiary hearings continue today with testimony regarding modeling of the project. Watch it today and throughout the week every day starting at 9 am. Link to watch live. Catch up by checking out our live tweeting at Twitter.com/RestoretheDelta.