Rep. McNerney to Hold Press Conference on “WaterFix” Tunnels Plan
Stockton, CA – As the public comment period on California Governor Jerry Brown’s “WaterFix” tunnels plan environmental review documents remains open through the end of October, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) will hold a press conference to educate the public on this ill-advised plan. The “WaterFix” tunnels plan would devastate the fragile ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, and the way of life and economy of the Delta region. The Congressman will also highlight why the plan is not the right solution for managing California’s water supply.
The press conference will be held in conjunction with special guest Restore the Delta. Speakers will include: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta; Jeffery Michael, Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at University of the Pacific; and Tom Zuckerman, third generation Delta farmer, among other regional stakeholders.
WHEN: Monday, October 5th
WHERE: The west end of Eight Mile Road
Directions from I-5:
Take the exit for Eight Mile Road and drive west until you hit the end of the road. Take a left and drive until you see signs for the event. Carpooling is encouraged.
Earlier this week, Rep. McNerney, along with Northern California House Democrats, sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown concerning the California “WaterFix” tunnels plan. The letter argues that the multibillion-dollar tunnels fail to increase water supply, devastate an already fragile Delta ecosystem, and divert funding from more effective statewide water solutions for California.
In July of this year, Congressman McNerney voiced his concerns over the irreversible damage the “WaterFix” plan would cause to the Delta region.
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.