Dear Friends of the Bay-Delta,
Due to our attendance at Nunes' talk about California water last Friday with Ag Lenders in Fresno, we were covered and interviewed in the L.A. Weekly about the Delta Tunnels and Delta water. We were also interviewed by KQED, Univision, and Channel 24 News (CBS and NBC). Make a donation to continue to support our work in raising awareness about the protection of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.
Critics Say U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes Is as Much a Foe of the Environment as He Is a Friend of Trump
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"For years, Nunes has made misstatements about the causes of California drought," according to a statement from environmental group Restore the Delta. "Nunes is a climate change denialist and he believes that his campaign contributors — big corporate ag — deserve all the available water in California at the expense of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary.
Restore the Delta staged a demonstration against Nunes Friday outside the Ag Lenders Society of California's annual meeting in Fresno. "If you go back and look at the history of his statements, they're based on untruths," says Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, the group's executive director."
"Restore the Delta is against a bill Nunes recently co-authored, HR 23, that would divert more water to California farmers at the expense, according to critics, of the environment. "It destroys protections for endangered species," Barrigan-Parrilla says.
The group is also opposed to Gov. Jerry Brown's $14 billion plan to build new tunnels to help bring water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Central Valley and to Southern California. Critics also say Brown's tunnels are bad for the environment, even though their original purpose is to save endangered fish, including Chinook salmon and Delta smelt, that now get caught in powerful pumps used to move water from the delta to farms in the Central Valley. With noted exceptions, Big Agribusiness is pro-tunnels; environmentalists tend to be against them."
"Nunes wants even more for farming. "Nunes spends a lot of time saying, 'Turn up the pumps,'" Barrigan-Parrilla says."