For Immediate Release: January 7, 2018
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053
CA WATER: SF Bay-Delta Activists Welcome Governor Newsom;
New agenda could protect largest estuary on the West Coast
Sacramento – As Gavin Newsom is sworn-in as the new Governor of the State of California, water activists from the San Francisco Bay-Delta community are feeling hopeful about a potential change in California water politics.
Newsom is bringing a new set of priorities to Sacramento that may not include California WaterFix, also known at the twin “Delta Tunnels,” a controversial, yet so-far unsuccessful legacy project of Governor Brown. The Twin Tunnels proposal still lacks state permits required to begin construction and that process has now become an uphill battle .
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla said:
“We wish Governor Newsom great success in his role as Governor of California. We agree completely with him, “The water we drink, the air we breathe,” all hang in the balance. That is why we look forward to working with the Newsom Administration on efforts to restore the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary and to solve California’s water challenges. We hope to participate in the creation of a sustainable water future for California built on the co-equal goals of the Delta Reform Act.”