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Peripheral Tunnels Opponents Respond to State’s Draft Action Plan for Water: “Greenwashing the Water Grab”

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 31, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDeltaPeripheral Tunnels Opponents Respond to State’s Draft Action Plan for Water: “Greenwashing the Water Grab”STOCKTON, CA – Restore the Delta, opponents of Gov. Brown’s Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today responded to the release by the Brown Administration of a draft “State Action Plan for Water.” Restore the Delta Executive Director Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla said:“The Brown Administration is deliberately tying together the policies that Restore the Delta and the broader environmental community support for regional water self- sufficiency to the construction of the peripheral tunnels in order to greenwash the water grab. [...]

Water Bond Campaign Source, “Polling showing today that bond that’s on the 2014 ballot would go down pretty dramatically.” Points to Opposition to Damaging Delta as Key Cause

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDeltaWater Bond Campaign Source, “Polling showing today that bond that’s on the 2014 ballot would go down pretty dramatically.” Points to Opposition to Damaging Delta as Key CauseWhat now that Gov. Brown can’t get voters to approve spending billionsto make up for Peripheral Tunnels Damage?STOCKTON, CA – Restore the Delta, opponents of Gov. Brown’s Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today called on the governor to abandon his proposed tunnel. RTD cited the campaign manager, three successful water bonds, statement that the measure would “go down pretty dramatically” due to Delta opposition. [...]

Brown Administration Funding Statewide Propaganda Campaign to Sell Peripheral Tunnels: Community Groups are Paid Agents, PR Firms

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 28, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta Brown Administration Funding Statewide Propaganda Campaign to Sell Peripheral Tunnels: Community Groups are Paid Agents, PR FirmsSTOCKTON, CA – Restore the Delta, opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries today called upon the State of California to cease funding multiple Public Relations firms around the state to sell the governor’s tunnels. “It is outrageous that taxpayers are paying for a statewide propaganda campaign for these unnecessary tunnels. These front groups have not disclosed that funding when pumping the tunnels. It’s unacceptable, especially since the State [...]

Stockton School Students Create Display: The Death of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – R.I.P. Save the Delta – Stop the Tunnels!

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 24, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053; [email protected];Twitter: @RestoretheDeltaStockton School Students Create Display: The Death of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – R.I.P. Save the Delta – Stop the Tunnels!STOCKTON, CA – Students from grades four through eight at Stockton’s Kohl Open School, have created a Day of the Dead altar (“ofrendas”) to honor the life of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and caution of its possible demise if the proposed diversion tunnels are built and water is diverted under, rather than through the Delta. The altar is on display at the Mexican Heritage Center in Stockton. To view the altar, click here.A replica of La Llorona is placed in the [...]

Agency Officials Continue to Exclude Delta Views from Government-led Tours

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053; [email protected]; Twitter: @Restorethedelta Agency Officials Continue to Exclude Delta Views from Government-led Tours; Water Agencies, Tunnel Proponents Misrepresent Delta To Outside Interests in Push To Build The Peripheral Tunnels Stockton, CA — Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today called on the State of California Resources Agency, the Metropolitan Water District, the Department of Water Resources and other public agencies, as well as groups like the Commonwealth Club, Valley Vision, and others sponsoring tours and public forums on the proposed Bay Delta Conservation [...]

Viewpoints: The Economic case for a Bay Delta Conservation Plan without the twin tunnels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 7, 2013 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta In case you missed it… The Sacramento Bee Viewpoints: The Economic case for a Bay Delta Conservation Plan without the twin tunnels By Jeffrey Michael Special to The Bee Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013 The $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan is on the brink of failure. Its proponents have been unable to show that the plan meets environmental requirements, and they have failed to develop a viable financial plan for its massive water-conveyance tunnels. The BDCP can be saved, but only if the state drops its tunnel vision and seriously considers no-tunnel options. The plan contains 21 parts, including [...]