Media Advisory for Wednesday, May 14, 2014: Teleconference on BDCP Implementation Process

Media Advisory for Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546;; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta

Experts to Criticize Flawed BDCP Process,
Feinstein Federal Rollbacks:
No BDCP Implementing Agreement,
S 2918 Would Remove Key Protections

Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, and salmon and other Pacific fisheries, announced today they will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, May 14, to criticize the lack of an Implementing Agreement (IA) and outline harm that would result from Sen. Feinstein’s S 2198.

“Permitting is not complete. There is no financial plan or agreement. The Implementing Agreement will not be released to the public until after the public comment period on the BDCP and its EIR/S is complete. Yet, DWR is moving forward to implement the project,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of RTD. “Sen. Feinstein’s bill uses the drought as an excuse to roll back decades of key protections. S 2198 would cause irreparable harm to the Delta.”

WHAT: Restore the Delta, Experts Briefing: BDCP Lacks Implementing Agreement, Sen. Feinstein’s S 2198 would cause irreparable harm

WHEN: 10:30am, Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WHO: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta; Bill Jennings, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance; Bob Wright, Friends of the River; Osha Meserve, Local Agencies of the North Delta

WHERE: Media Teleconference: Dial 1-800-434-1335, Code 575973#
Limited lines, preference to news media; interested parties invited, but not guaranteed a spot.

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