Consumer Advocates Call for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Canal

Media Advisory for: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Contact: Steve Hopcraft (916) 457-5546; Twitter: @shopcraft;

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla; (209) 479-2053; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta

Consumer, Environmental Advocates to Call for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Peripheral Canal/Tunnel: How Much Would Water Rates Rise? Who Benefits?

Three Delta-related bills will be heard at the beginning of the Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Comm. Hearing. How much would water rates increase for California residents, especially Southern California, if a Peripheral Canal/Tunnel were built? “Urban water users would pay tens of billions of dollars to construct a massive Peripheral Canal or Tunnel. Those who’ll pay deserve to know how much they’d pay and how much benefit would go to those ratepayers,” said Conner Everts, Executive Director of Southern California Watershed Alliance. “There are numerous references to studies, but not one would require a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis.”

WHO:  Kristin Lynch, Food & Water Watch;
Conner Everts, Southern California Watershed Alliance

WHERE: Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee Hearing; Room 437, State Capitol

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2012; Special Order at 9:00am

WHAT: A.B. No. 2421 Berryhill. Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Delta Plan project: costs and benefits. A.B. 2000 Huber. Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Delta conveyance facility. A.B. 2422 Berryhill. Western Delta Intakes Concept feasibility study. 

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