[env-trinity] Fwd: SB1: Restore the Delta asks for Governor’s Signature

Tom Stokely tgstoked at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 09:18:23 PDT 2019

I encourage you to contact Governor Newsom and ask him to sign SB 1.   This
is very important!

Tom Stokely

Restore the Delta Releases New Report

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2019

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053,
barbara at restorethedelta.org

*Restore the Delta asks for Governor’s Signature of SB1*

Stockton, CA – The politics surrounding SB1 are as murky as Delta water in
late September.

But there is a clear story illuminated by an article today by LA Time’s
veteran Sacramento-observer George Skelton. Senate leader Toni Atkins
(D-San Diego) has shown great courage in “standing up to a powerful new
governor of her own party.”
In defying Newsom, she tried to protect California from Trump — and showed
how legislating should work
– Los Angeles Times 9/16/19

While Governor Newsom has vowed to veto this bill, San Francisco Bay-Delta
advocates today asked him to reconsider.

*Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta said:*

“We have spent 2019 working to be the voice of reason from the Delta and to
build a bridge with the Newsom administration. That is all now in danger of
crumbling. If Governor Newsom continues to echo the talking points of water
contractors and vetoes SB1, he will allow Delta fisheries to collapse.

“SB1 is based on the 2011 biological opinions and all the related fishery
management science of the Delta, and fishery protections equal water
quality protections for the Delta's 4 million people. He will be rejecting
protection of the estuary and its people, plus a host of needed water
quality and air quality protections for the state. He is choosing big ag
and big water interests over public health and a healthy and clean
environment for all Californians.

“We have tracked the Voluntary Agreements to reset flow standards for the
Delta tributaries, but like other Delta public entities, were never invited
to the table. When the California Department of Water Resources, and
California Fish and wildlife introduced the Voluntary Agreements to the
State Water Resources Control Board, they promised agreements that would be
more protective of the Delta than the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan.
But a veto of SB1 will open the door to make the Voluntary Agreements
meaningless.  We spent years working at the State Water Resources Control
Board to advance a Bay-Delta Water Quality Plan that was protective of the
Delta. We will not accept the imperfect Bay-Delta Water Quality Plan being
replaced with a disastrous Voluntary Agreement based on a gutting of
environmental protections.

“Governor Newsom, please sign SB1!“

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