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Tunnel opponents urge Obama not to support water export tunnels
Dan Bacher
Restore the Delta (RTD) on Friday, February 14 organized a bus and several car pools of people, including Delta farmers, fishermen, Tribal members, environmentalists and Delta residents, to travel from Stockton to the Fresno area to call upon President Obama not to support the peripheral tunnels and to led federal officials do their job without interference. The group held a press conference in Fresno in the morning and then rallied at an intersection on the West side of the San Joaquin Valley near Firebaugh in anticipation of the President’s Motorcade going by. The President, rather than going by motorcade, instead traveled by helicopter to a location near Firebaugh to meet behind closed doors regarding the drought with selected officials, including Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Birmingham, General Manager of the Westlands Water District, and Arturo Rodriguez, head of the United Farmworkers Union. Members of the group effectively conveyed their message to numerous media outlets, ranging from NBC News, to the Washington Post, to Pacifica News.Tunnel opponents urge Obama not to support water export tunnels. Photo of Delta advocates rallying at an intersection near Firebaugh by Dan Bacher. Below is the RTD press release. A more complete report will follow.

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