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Sun Jul 28 2013 (Updated 07/29/13) Groups Say Billions to be Spent on Peripheral Tunnels Serve Only to Pad Corporate Pockets
New California Water Grab for Fracking and Agribusiness Governor Brown has proposed building two massive $50 billion water tunnels to divert the Sacramento River to corporate interests in the Central Valley. Fracking opponents say the peripheral tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta could play a role in increasing fracking in California.

“It’s absurd that Governor Brown wants to make us taxpayers pay to redirect the Sacramento River so that oil companies and huge agribusinesses can make even more profits,” said Adam Scow, the California Campaigns Director of Food and Water Watch. “Not only would we spend billions on a wasteful project that serves only to pad the pockets of corporate interests, we would be helping oil and gas companies contaminate our already precious water with fracking. Stand up and tell Governor Brown that we won’t pay the water bill for agribusinesses and oil companies."

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See Also: California Legislators kill fracking moratorium under oil industry pressure | Three fracking moratorium bills pass Assembly Resources Committee | Water for fracking: How much does the oil/gas industry use? | The BDCP's Hidden Agenda: Water for Fracking? | Senate hearing will discuss fracking in California | Alternatives to the tunnels for Governor Brown's legacy? | Federal reports confirm Delta tunnel plan not based on sound science | Delta advocates call for cost-benefit analysis of peripheral tunnels | Remaining Delta tunnel plan documents released amidst broad opposition | Avalanche Of Lawsuits Challenges Delta Plan | Bay Delta Conservation Plan's actual cost: $54.1 billion | Members of Congress Slam Brown’s Peripheral Tunnel Plan

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