TAKE ACTION: Oppose the Delta Tunnels!
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The San Francisco Bay-Delta is the largest and most unique estuary on the Pacific Coast of the Americas.
Fresh, clean, water supports the largest nursery for California fisheries, the largest Pacific Coast fly over stop for migrating waterfowl, more than 500,000 acres of California prime farmland, and an urban community that is home to over 4 million people.
Gov. Brown has proposed massive underground water export tunnels now called the "California Water Fix" though it is essentially the same project as the peripheral canal, which California voters rejected in 1982 by a 62.7% majority.
The tunnels could grab the Sacramento River, which is the main supply of fresh water in the Delta and San Francisco Bay estuary. About 30 percent of water exported from the Delta goes to cities. But Big Ag on the southwest side of the San Joaquin Valley get about 70 percent of Delta water, which mostly goes to grow water intensive almonds and pistachios on unsustainable desert soils for lucrative overseas exports.
The Tunnels plan would be devastating to the ecology and economy of the San Francisco Bay-Delta region. The plan also ignores shovel-ready urban and rural projects that would create local jobs and enhance water sustainability for the future.
The Delta Tunnels will also fail to provide a more reliable water because the Delta watershed is already oversubscribed by five times in normal water years.
Tell state and federal agencies you oppose the Delta Tunnels. Our petition letter outlines three objections to the Tunnels plan for officials based on 1) environmental, 2) public health, and 3) economic concerns. It also encourages investment in shovel-ready water projects that will bring jobs and sustainability to California. In addition to signing this petition, please submit a comment of why you are signing this (in the comment box on the left.. "I'm signing because...") or customize this letter to make it personal and unique.
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Together, Californians can stop this insane project. We have done it before and we can do it again!
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