Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) draft EIR available for public review

"Speak Out Against The Delta Tunnels! Delta “Twin Tunnels” – A Doubled-Barreled Shotgun Aimed At North State Rivers"

2014-01-28 message from the Friends Of The River [888.464.2477], for more background visit our Delta page [friendsoftheriver.org/site/PageServer?pagename=DeltaCanal].
The long awaited draft Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and its draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) are now available for review by the public. The government is soliciting public input on the controversial plan and its proposal to build massive “twin tunnels” intended to divert fresh water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta Estuary. Now is your opportunity to speak out against this environmental travesty at upcoming open houses and by sending an email opposing this expensive and destructive water project.
Completion of these twin tunnels could pave the way for new dams on the American and Eel Rivers to name just a few. Plans to expand Shasta Dam and drown a protected segment of the McCloud have already been proposed. Off-stream projects like Sites Reservoir which could take as much as 67% of the Sacramento's average flows in April would gain new momentum. Please take action today to prevent this unwise and wasteful proposal.
Send your email opposing this disastrous project TODAY - ACT NOW.
Visit the Action page today! [https://secure2.convio.net/fotr/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=9D35189ADAE9F7B733822D893A0E1642.app263a?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=319]

BDCP Open house meetings on THE DELTA & BDCP -
Please attend one or more of the upcoming open houses and speak out against the Delta twin tunnels plan. Feel free to use the bullet points in the email message below. Upcoming public meetings include:
FAIRFIELD – Tuesday, January 28, 5-9PM
Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield, CA 94533
WALNUT GROVE – Wednesday, January 29, 5-9PM
Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road, Walnut Grove, CA 95690
SACRAMENTO – Thursday, January 30, 3-7PM
Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
LOS ANGELES – Tuesday, February 4, 3-7PM
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
ONTARIO – Wednesday, February 5, 3-7PM
Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764
Public comment on the BDCP will be accepted through April 14, 2014. Please feel free to add your personal views to the sample letter or email below and send it TODAY. Copies will be automatically sent to your State Legislators and Members of Congress. For moew information, go to Draft BDCP [http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/PublicReview/PublicReviewDraftBDCP.aspx] to review the plan and go to BDCP Draft EIR/EIS [http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/PublicReview/PublicReviewDraftEIR-EIS.aspx] to review the environmental reports.

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