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Tunnels critics blast Congressional move to suspend Endangered Species Act to favor Westlands, Kern mega-growers during drought

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta Tunnels critics blast Congressional move to suspend Endangered Species Act to favor Westlands, Kern mega-growers during drought The move to push forward legislation by Congressman Devin Nunes, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, and Congressman David Valadao, with the support of House Speaker John Boehner, to allow the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta pumps to operate “as long as water is available” in a drought is nothing more than a blatant, short-sighted water grab, fueled by years of political contributions from huge growers in the Westlands Water District and the Kern County Water Agency to these Central Valley Congressional Representatives. Furthermore, we find it [...]

California Can’t Tunnel its Way Out of Drought Conditions Highlighting Need for Sustainable Solution

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 13, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta California Can’t Tunnel its Way Out of Drought Conditions Highlighting Need for Sustainable Solution Tunnels of no use in dry years; California should use $70 billion for sustainable water solutions, not build tunnels that won’t add one drop Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), and opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today called the tunnels a flawed solution for a drought-plagued state. The experts criticized the tunnels as an outdated, inappropriate solution to California’s water challenges, one that would create no new water, be [...]

Media Alert: KFCF Fresno “State Weighs Cost and Benefit of Bay Delta Plan”

Media Alert, December 29, 2013 The Pacifica Evening News State Weighs Cost and Benefit of Bay Delta Plan Click here to listen or download. New figures say the true cost of building the twin tunnels to ship water to Central Valley farmers and Southern California cities would be more than double the current 25 billion dollar estimate. Earlier this month the California Resources Agency released the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The thirty-four thousand page document details a plan touted to provide a reliable water supply for the state, while restoring the impaired ecosystem of the San Francisco Bay Delta. The centerpiece is a conveyance system of two giant tunnels to channel water under the Delta and into the state [...]