Media Advisory: Delta Advocates to Oppose Delta Tunnels Motion at Delta Stewardship Council on Thursday

Media Advisory for Thursday, March 23, 2017
Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209479-2053,

Delta Advocates to Oppose Delta Tunnels Motion at
Delta Stewardship Council on Thursday

Who: The Delta Stewardship Council, Restore the Delta, concerned citizens
What: DSC meeting March 23 (meeting at 9 a.m. – pubic session begins at 10 a.m.)
Where: Brentwood Community Center, 708 3rd Street, Brentwood, CA 94513
The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) is considering a motion to amend the Delta Plan to automatically accept new conveyance (AKA the Delta Tunnels) into their master plan for the Delta, without proper public vetting. The motion will be Agenda item 11.
Delta advocates will attend the DSC meeting to show their opposition to this motion.
Advocates will make the following points before the Council.
1. Do not make the Delta Tunnels (dual conveyance) a promoted option or preferred alternative at this time.
2. Do the comprehensive review and analysis required by the Delta Reform Act and a benefit-cost analysis before declaring the Tunnels or anything else to be the promoted option and preferred alternative.
3. There is no need to rush an approval for the Delta Tunnels without Federal permits, and without a financial plan.
4. Think first, Act later.
On March 20, a coalition of organizations sent this letter to the Delta Stewardship Council outlining their opposition to the motion being considered at the meeting and informing the DSC of their Need to Comply with Delta Reform Act and California Environmental Quality Act.
The AquAlliance, California Water Impact Network, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Environmental Water Caucus, Friends of the River, Planning and Conservation League, Restore the Delta, and Sierra Club California signed the letter.

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