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Governor Brown, Donald Trump & Delta Tunnels

For Immediate Release: Monday, 11/14/16
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected]

Governor Brown and President-Elect Trump
Don’t undermine environmental laws to push Delta Tunnels

Stockton, CA – On November 10, Governor Jerry Brown offered his commitment to find “common ground wherever possible” with the incoming Trump Administration, but to oppose the new administration regarding climate change policies.
Today, Restore the Delta called on Governor Brown to advocate for the full protection of San Francisco Bay-Delta fisheries and river flows for the estuary, as he establishes his working relationship with President-elect Trump’s transition team and administration.
Restore the Delta’s executive director Barbara Barrrigan-Parrilla said:
“It is striking to us that Governor Brown did not mention protecting the Clean Water Act for drinking water supplies, or the Endangered Species Act in regard to fishery protections, in his statement about the incoming Trump Administration. While we oppose Governor Brown’s Delta Tunnels project, we know that all Californians, expect him, like every governor before him has done, to fight to enforce the federal Clean Water and the Endangered Species Acts to protect the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.
“Governor Brown must protect the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary in his dealings with the Trump Administration. If he does not, in order to push the Delta Tunnels project through the Federal approval process or to increase freshwater pumping from the endangered estuary, his legacy with Californians will be tarnished permanently. We call on him not to tie his Delta, environmental, and statewide water protection legacy to a weakening of these crucial and essential laws. We call on him to demonstrate to the new incoming Federal administration that saving the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary is as important to him as he has claimed it is while promoting the Delta Tunnels.”

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  • Fred Rodriguez
    November 14, 2016, 3:20 pm

    It is not about common ground its about whats right and whats wrong. I believe Brown is a disease to this state and many more in power with there lawless power hungry appetites. We as care takers of this world deserve the right of clean water and air. No on Delta tunnels.

  • Denise Fortune
    November 14, 2016, 6:13 pm

    Please Gov, Brown, do not destroy Our Rivers and fish to fill pools in L A. You are no better then Trump If you do this.

  • Nolan Vaughn
    November 15, 2016, 9:36 am

    Don’t do it. The delta is crucial not only for wildlife but for transportation. So many carriers pass thru the delta each day. Lowering it’s lines will result in shipwrecks and a complete remap of how to transport goods. Not to mention the amount of salt water that will get in and completely wipe out all vegetation. Do not do it. No on the tunnels.

  • Leslie Story
    November 15, 2016, 9:37 am

    It is crucial at this time to stand strong against any weakening of the Clean Water, Endangered Species Act, as well as the Clean Air act. Please do your part in protecting our environment and ourselves. We depend on you.

  • Diane shoff
    November 15, 2016, 11:20 am

    The delta tunnels plan is built on faulty research and will destroy the delta if built.