Assemblymember Frazier Comments on Delta Court Decision
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by renewing a series of two-year delivery contracts for agricultural customers located south of the Delta:
“After numerous lawsuits, the court’s decision validates what environmental and Delta advocates have been saying for years. This is a rare, yet sweet, victory for those of us calling for restrained pumping levels and a closer look into the detrimental effects to the Delta’s ecosystem.
“While the protection of endangered species is vital, we must also continue to defend the Delta as a whole and the way of life for this extraordinary community. Moving forward, I hope we take a serious look at alternatives and engage in real conversations on ways to reach this co-equal goal.”
Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.