Media Advisory for Friday, May 11, 2012

Media Advisory for Friday, May 11, 2012

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

Experts to Provide Bay Delta Conservation Plan Briefing

Impacts on Water, Environment, Fish, Farming & Ratepayers

Get answers to questions: What does the delay in BDCP mean? Is BDCP on life support? Is there “surplus” water to take? Whom does the water-taking benefit? Is the “fix” in for a Peripheral Canal or Tunnel? What are the true costs of a Peripheral Canal or Tunnel? Who would pay? What is our solution to the water supply and Delta health conundrum? What is solution that works best for people and the environment?

Restore the Delta announced today that it would present a panel of experts to brief interested media on the impacts of the proposed Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), including a Peripheral Canal/Tunnel. The Friday, May 11, telephone briefing will include experts’ views on expected impacts on water, the environment, fish, farming and costs to water ratepayers.

“The BDCP contemplates the largest public works project in our history,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta. “We have gathered experts to briefly lay out concerns and answer media questions about every major aspect of the BDCP.”

What: Experts’ Concerns about Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP)

When: Friday, May 11, 2012 – 11 am – noon

Who: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Dr. Jeffrey Michael, Business Forecasting Center at the University of the Pacific; Bill Jennings, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance; Kristin Lynch, Food & Water Watch; Conner Everts, Southern California Watershed Alliance; John Herrick, So. Delta Water Agency

Where: 218.844.8230     Access Code: 687978#

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