Assemblymember Frazier Participates in “No Delta Tunnels Rally!” at State Capitol

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) spoke at the “No Delta Tunnels Rally!” at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

The rally marked the last day for the public to comment on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Attendees rallied to oppose the plan in its current form, and urged Governor Brown to redraft the strategy, to reexamine the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) and to enact a new public comment period with increased transparency and accessibility.

“The BDCP is absolutely not a conservation plan,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The conveyance of water through the twin tunnels will mean the total decimation of the Delta. This megaproject has not been properly vetted on the federal, state or local level, and as a result, will create a devastating impact on all communities who rely on the Delta as a vital resource. It is imperative that we take a step back to examine alternative approaches that will benefit our state as a whole while also protecting the Delta.”

Guest speakers included elected officials and coalitions of commercial and recreational fishing, environmental, tribal and environmental justice organizations. North Delta Cares, Food and Water Watch and the Center for Biological Diversity also submitted thousands of petition signatures to be delivered to the Governor’s Office.

The afternoon was hosted by Restore the Delta, an organization that works in the areas of public education and outreach so that all Californians recognize the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta as part of California’s natural heritage.

If you would like to submit a public comment about the BDCP before tonight’s deadline, please visit http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/PublicReview/HowtoComment.aspx.

To contact Assemblymember Jim Frazier please call his District Offices at 707-399-3011 or 925-778-5790.

CONTACT: Amy Warshauer, 916-319-2011, Amy.Warshauer@asm.ca.gov