Posted by: Jan | February 20, 2010

A message for Sen. Feinstein – Don’t Drain the Delta !


(Posted by Jan on behalf of Mike Guzzardo)

HELLO FRIENDS:

When you read this, remember I’m not a “cause guy” … just a Delta resident who is fed up with the nonsense and had to stand up with my fellow committee members and form SFBDF just 3 months ago.

What a wild ride it’s been so far.

We appreciate the support of YOU, and other delta residents who are also fed up. We continue to make a difference.

I know you’re as busy as I am (running a business and working on too many committees to remember…) BUT

Please take 5 minutes to view this video that Snugg Harbor Resort put together about the Delta entitled “Don’t Drain the Delta”.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

THIS IS the message I would like everyone to see and hear about our wonderful Delta. Almost brings me to tears…

HOW ‘BOUT YOU DIANNE? (TEARS? EVIDENTLY NOT…)

Did you see the San Francisco Chronicle article last week?
U.S Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will try to remake the Endangered Species Act in her own image early next week to reve up the federal pumps in the San Francisco Bay Delta.

Federal Judge Oliver Wanger ordered the pumping diminished earlier this month to protect endangered fish, including Sacramento River salmon.

Feinstein reportedly intends to attach a pump-restarting rider to next week’s “must pass” Senate jobs bill.

CLICK HERE to read Dianne’s article in the Chronicle.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Burying this in a JOBS BILL? ? ? It ought to be illegal…

We can see how confused Water issues are getting (how misleading SOME politicians are making it). This San Francisco Chronicle article is scary because of the inaccurate facts linking farm issues only to water.

THIS editorial in the same paper CLICK HERE clarifies the myths.

The bottom line from the editorial responding to Feinstein’s SF Chronicle article:
Feinstein’s statement oozes compassion for the “tens of thousands of people unemployed” in the San Joaquin Valley. University studies show most unemployment in the San Joaquin Valley resulted from the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage housing construction boom, not the drought. About 8,500 jobs have been lost to the drought, and about 2,000 of those to fish protection at the delta pumps.

Meanwhile California has 23,000 workers idled by the two-year shutdown of salmon fishing — a $1.5 billion a year hit to the state’s economy.

I urge you to email Di Fi and let her know she’s WRONG!

..she’s WRONG to use PUBLIC money in promoting issues that support her friends…and she’s WRONG to betray her constituents by draining the delta – which in the end will hurt even her friends she’s working so hard to support.

Forward the link to the video too if you wish…
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How to . . . Contact Dianne Feinstein’s Washington, D.C. office
Senator Dianne Feinstein
United States Senate
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954
TTY/TDD: (202) 224-2501
Click here to email me. (DIANNE’S EMAIL)
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Thanks to Dave Dove for the Snugg Harbor link and his hundreds of hours of web surfing research on the OUR behalf.

See you all at our March 1st California Delta Water Meeting!
6:30pm Discovery Bay Elementary School Gym!

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