Forces assemble to fight governor’s Peripheral Canal
Central Valley Business Times
When California Gov. Jerry Brown announces his plans on or about July 25 to build a $51 billion canal around or a tunnel system beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the news is expected to be greeted with a wave of organized opposition.
Restore the Delta, a coalition of farming, urban, business and environmental groups, says it is ready with not just arguments against the massive project, but a plan to unite the state in rejecting it, just as Californians did the first time Mr. Brown was governor in the mid 1980s and he pushed for a peripheral canal.
The canal/tunnel plan would siphon off much of the fresh water from the Sacramento River before ti could flow into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and ship it to the State Water Project and Central Valley Project pumps at Tracy to be sent to farmers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and to Los Angeles.
This time, though, the governor’s opposition will have a multi-media approach, including a 45-minute documentary, produced by Restore the Delta and other groups.
Watch the CVBT interview with Restore the Delta Executive Director Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla here:
Published 10 months, 1 week ago under Rivers to Oceans