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Governor Asked 7 Questions About Peripheral Canal
by Dan Bacher
Tuesday Jul 3rd, 2012 9:50 AM
A new video from Salmon Water Now (7 Questions) is available to be
used in the struggle to stop the march to build a peripheral canal. A
broad coalition of organizations is insisting that policy come before
plumbing when it comes to talking about the peripheral Canal. To that
end, on June 27th, they sent a letter to the Obama administration
saying they would like the answers to 7 questions about the project.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 3, 2012

Contact:
Carolee Krieger, President
California Water Impact Network
805-451-9565
http://www.C-WIN.org
Caroleekrieger7 [at] gmail.com

OR:
Tom Stokely
Water Policy Analyst/Media Contact
California Water Impact Network
http://www.C-WIN.org
tstokely [at] att.net
V/FAX 530-926-9727
Cell 530-524-0315

Governor Brown Asked to Answer 7 Questions About
Proposed Peripheral Canal in New Salmon Water Now
Video (Video script included at bottom of this release)

San Francisco, CA — Salmon Water Now.org, one of thirty-six
California fishing, environmental and consumer advocacy organizations
that on June 27th demanded that the Obama administration delay the
imminent announcement of a peripheral canal until “fundamental
details” are made available, today released a video to encourage the
public to ask the same questions to California Governor, Jerry Brown.

The video, 7 Questions asks:

1. How much will it really cost?
http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/Libraries/Dynamic_Document_Li
brary/BDCP_Chapter_8_-
_Implementation_Costs_and_Funding_Sources_2-29-12.sflb.ashx

2. Who pays for it? Who REALLY pays for it? And the impacts?

3. How much “new” water will be produced annually?

4. When will this “NEW” found water be available?

5. How will this “new” water pie be divided?

6. What are the upstream impacts on the Sacramento River of this
project on flows, temperatures, fisheries protection and reservoir
operations?

7. Will climate change, expected to impact California, undo any
meaningful utility of the proposed multi-billion dollar expenditure in
2020, and beyond?

Salmon Water Now.org is collaboration of commercial/recreational fishermen and media
professionsls working to raise awareness of the plight of wild salmon. In addition, bcause
water reliability is critical to the economy of California and almon salmonfishing
communities dependent upon freshwater flows in the San Francisc Bay Delta estuary.
visit http://www.SalmonWaterNow.org

Here is the information sheet that was released with the video and the
links to watch it:

7 Questions (3:54)
A new video from Salmon Water Now (7 Questions) is available to be
used in the struggle to stop the march to build a peripheral canal. A
broad coalition of organizations is insisting that policy come before
plumbing when it comes to talking about the peripheral Canal. To that
end, on June 27th, they sent a letter to the Obama administration
saying they would like the answers to 7 questions about the project.
In it, they ask 7 questions that they would like Governor Brown to
answer.

The proposed canal would divert the Sacramento River before the
river’s water could flow through the San Francisco Bay Delta estuary,
so it can be pumped to the industrial-corporate farms on the West
side of the Central Valley.

Salmon Water Now urges that policy be developed before any further
moves to build this additional and costly new plumbing system. Read
the full letter that spells out the questions the group is asking of
Governor Brown and others. And, read the BDCP report to learn
about the source of the numbers presented at the video. BDCP canal
expense. Then, let the Governor know that you are waiting for his
answers.

Watch 7 Questions here:
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-n1LK1QVqc&hd=1
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/44988812
§7 Questions - New Video from SWN
by Bruce Tokars Tuesday Jul 3rd, 2012 9:47 AM
It’s time to turn up the heat on Governor Brown and let him know that we want sound science and policy before plumbing when it comes to his plan to build a peripheral canal.

7 Questions (3:54)

A new video from Salmon Water Now (7 Questions) is available to be used in the struggle to stop the march to build a peripheral canal. A broad coalition of organizations is insisting that policy come before plumbing when it comes to talking about the peripheral Canal. To that end, on June 27th, they sent a letter to the Obama administration saying they would like the answers to 7 questions about the project.

The proposed canal would divert the Sacramento River before the river’s water could flow through the San Francisco Bay Delta estuary, so it can be pumped to the industrial-corporate farms on the West side of the Central Valley.

Salmon Water Now urges that policy be developed before any further moves to build this additional and costly new plumbing system. Read the full letter that spells out the questions the group is asking of Governor Brown and others. And, read the BDCP report to learn about the source of the numbers presented at the video. BDCP canal expense. Then, let the Governor know that you are waiting for his answers.

Watch 7 Questions here:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-n1LK1QVqc&hd=1

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/44988812
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