Media Advisory for 4/7: Update on Harm from Peripheral Tunnels (BDCP) Teleconference

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Monday, April 7, 2014
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546;; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta

Restore the Delta, Experts:
Governor Brown's Tunnels Would Force
Relocation of Byron residents;
Permanently Degrade Groundwater;
Senator Feinstein’s Pumping Bill “Reckless”

Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s plan to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom salmon and other Pacific fisheries, announced today that it will detail in a teleconference on Monday, April 7, permanent, significant and unavoidable negative impacts, including the forced relocation of up to 1,000 Contra Costa County residents. RTD criticizes Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s “reckless” bill to ignore long-term good to pump water for mega-growers in drought.
"The Brown Administration admits the tunnels would have '52 Significant and Unavoidable Adverse Impacts' on the Delta region, including permanently degraded groundwater quality, long-term reduction of navigation opportunities, and exposure to air quality in Byron bad enough to require people to move in order to avoid an increased cancer risk," said RTD Executive Director Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla.
WHO: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Dir., Restore the Delta; Colin Bailey, Exec. Dir., Environmental Justice Coalition for Water; Bill Jennings, CA Sportfishing Protection Alliance; Osha Meserve, Local Agencies of the North Delta
WHAT:      Update on Harm from Peripheral Tunnels (BDCP)
WHEN:        11:00 am Pacific  – Monday, April 7, 2014
WHERE:     Teleconference – contact for dial in
Space is limited; preference given to news media.


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