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Gualala and Albion Water Bags, Water Rights, Privatization, and the Public Trust

Date:
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author:
Toben Dilworth
Location Details:
Sebastopol United Methodist Church, 500 North Main Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Alaska Water Exports, Inc. has applied to the State of California for water rights to fill giant plastic bags with water from the Gualala and Albion Rivers via underground pipes, and transport them down the coast to sell to San Diego for a (private) profit. (No joke!) · Help stop the corporate theft of water from our North Coast rivers. · At the Forum, participants will be assisted to correctly fill out the Official State Water Rights Form to protest the Alaska Water Exports, Inc. water appropriation application. · Experts, political representatives, and community representatives will speak about public trust alternatives to corporate theft of the commons. · Organize Panelists Include: · Assemblymember Patricia Wiggins- Seventh District, author of Assembly Bill 858 requiring impact studies on water export schemes · Ursula Jones and Don Kemp- Friends of the Gualala River · Antonia Juhasz- Project Director, International Forum on Globalization · Anne Blackshaw- CA State Senate Select Committee on International Trade Policy and State Legislation This event is free. Parking is limited, so please carpool, walk, or bike. For more information, call the Town Hall Coalition at (707) 874-9110. www.townhallcoalition.org www.ccwi.org
Added to the calendar on Tue, Feb 3, 2004 10:26AM
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