Rep. McNerney Responds to New ‘Water Fix’ Tunnels Plan
Washington – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement responding to the latest ”Water Fix” and “Eco Fix” environmental documents, that will result in irreversible damage to the Delta Region:
“Governor Brown continues to push a misguided plan that favors South of Delta water interests while turning a deaf ear to the concerns of farmers, families, and small business owners of the Delta region. The way of life for these communities will be harmed should this plan continue to move ahead – not to mention the lasting environmental damage it will cause to the Delta ecosystem. Furthermore, this plan wastes billions of dollars and will not create any new water the state so desperately needs. We must chart a new way forward that brings everybody to the table.
“We also need to pursue bold, innovative solutions that prioritize technological, energy, and water-efficient approaches to manage the state’s water supply and produce more water. The Governor’s plan is not the fix we need. I will continue to oppose any proposal that fails to protect the health of the Delta as part of a comprehensive drought solution, and leaves part of California ill-prepared for droughts in the future.”
Congressman McNerney has been a strong champion for the people and communities of the Delta region. Last week, the Congressman called on Congress to authorize 27 regional water recycling projects. Investing in water recycling technology helps augment existing water supplies and relieves pressure on Delta water supplies.
Earlier this year, Rep. McNerney introduced two water bills: one that would help local water agencies begin new projects to capture, store and recycle more water, and another that would ensure the health and safety of drinking water during drought conditions.
Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.