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Salmon Water Now Releases "Kill the Canal: Earthquake Fears & Realities"
by Dan Bacher
Friday Jun 15th, 2012 10:55 AM
The latest video by Salmon Water Now features the comments of Dr. Robert Pyke, a geotechnical consulting engineer who has extensive knowledge of earthquakes and many years of experience with the Delta’s plumbing system. Dr. Pyke addresses the main points in the canal proponents earthquake arguments.

Salmon Water Now Releases "Kill the Canal: Earthquake Fears & Realities"

by Dan Bacher

Bruce Tokars of Salmon Water Now has released his third program in his continuing series, Kill the Canal, about earthquakes.

The new video is entitled "Kill the Canal: Earthquake Fears & Reality" (7:19). Please share this video widely to expose the fear-mongering about "catastrophic" earthquakes on the Delta being promulgated by the Brown administration and by Bechel Foundation-funded reports as part of a cynical campaign to build a peripheral canal or tunnel.

"They say, we need to build a peripheral canal to save the Delta and protect California’s drinking water from earthquake disaster!" said Tokars. "That is what the forces intent on building the canal are telling us."

"But it turns out, that their message of fear is based on assumptions that can’t be supported. Salmon Water Now’s third video in a continuing series about the peripheral canal looks at the earthquake threat and cuts through the misinformation being presented as facts," said Tokars.

The video features the comments of Dr. Robert Pyke, a geotechnical consulting engineer who has extensive knowledge of earthquakes and many years of experience with the Delta’s plumbing system. Dr. Pyke addresses the main points in the canal proponents earthquake arguments.

"No one questions the fact that the Delta is subject to seismic forces," emphasized Tokars. "But building a peripheral canal is a very expensive and damaging option to address it. The good news is that are better, cheaper, and less destructive ways to harden and protect the Delta and California’s water infrastructure. This video provides a link to a detailed report that specifically spells out a better option."

"It’s not too late to stop the canal. Good alternatives to insure a reliable water supply and distribution system are available. Now we just need to get the State and Federal governments to take a deep breath and look seriously at canal alternatives," Tokars concluded.

Kill the Canal: Earthquake Fears & Realities (7:19)

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52_KFX4yD2w&hd=1

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/43375663