[env-trinity] Rally July 7 to Protect Delta

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 3 16:10:02 PDT 2009


Local legislators will join hundreds of members of environmental
organizations, sportfishing groups, farmers and community activists as they
hold a rally at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
at 11 a.m. to voice concerns around a package of yet-unreleased water bills.
Delta advocates fear that this bill package will include a enormously costly
and environmentally destructive peripheral canal and more dams to export
more water to corporate agribusiness on the west side of the San Joaquin
Valley. The hearing on the water bills originally scheduled for July 7 has
been cancelled and no new date has been set. 

 

The canal and dams are expected to exacerbate the collapse of Central Valley
Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, longfin smelt, Delta smelt, green
sturgeon, striped bass and other Delta fish populations. 

 

Dan Bacher

 

 

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES 

Press Contact: Andrew Acosta 

andrew [at] acostasalazar.com <mailto:andrew at acostasalazar.com> , (916)
444-8897 

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** 

 

Delta Community Groups and Legislative Leaders 

Call for Transparency in Water Policy Negotiations 

 

Hundreds Plan to Rally at the State Capitol to Ensure the Delta has a Voice 

 

SACRAMENTO - Local legislators will join hundreds of members of
environmental organizations, sport fishing groups, farmers and community
activists as they hold a rally at the State Capitol on Tuesday, July 7th,
2009 to voice concerns around a package of yet-unreleased water bills. 

 

WHO: Senator Lois Wolk and other members of the California State Legislature


Rudy Mussi, Central Delta Farmer 

Bill Jennings, Chairman, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance 

Zeke Grader, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations 

Robert Johnson, Contra Costa Delta Fisherman's Group 

Charlotte Hodde, Planning and Conservation League 

Debbie Davis, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water 

Steve Evans, Friends of the River 

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta 

*Spanish speakers will be present 

 

WHAT: Delta Water Policy Press Conference and Rally 

 

WHERE: California State Capitol, North Steps 

 

Sacramento, CA 

 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 

 

11:00 a.m. 

 

The closed door negotiations on this water package are reported to include
several contentious water issues including the governance structure of the
Bay-Delta region, water storage and an updated version of the multi-billion
dollar Peripheral Canal, which was overwhelmingly rejected by California
voters in 1982. Participants will express the Delta's need for a voice in
these negotiations and the responsibility of the State Legislature to allow
for a full and public debate on these important issues. 

 

# # # 

 

 

Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 cell

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