Posted by: Jan | December 5, 2018

Write your Senators – Stop the WIIN Act Rider


IN ADDITION TO THE SAN FRANCISCO DEMONSTRATION, EVERYONE PLEASE WRITE TO SENATOR KAMELA HARRIS AND ASK HER TO VOTE “NO” ON THE WIIN ACT RIDER AND ASK HER TO TALK TO SENATOR FEINSTEIN ABOUT FEINSTEIN’s ATROCIOUS ROLE IN THIS BOONDOGGLE

CONTACT KAMELA HARRIS AT: https://www.harris.senate.gov/contact/email

Here’s what I wrote:

Please do everything you can to stop the WIIN Act extension.

Shame on Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Six years ago, at Sen. Feinstein’s urging, one of the world’s most prestigious scientific organizations, the National Academy of Sciences, studied the health of the Delta. The academy and every scientific report conducted about Delta Flow Requirements concludes that the best way to preserve the Delta’s ecosystem is to send more water, not less, through it and out to San Francisco Bay, not shipping the water south.

Delta citizens have spent years testifying about the real issues with the Delta tunnels – the horrendous 10+ year construction project and the devastating environmental effects from sending water around the Delta instead of through it – and our efforts are close to paying off. BUT NOW THIS! Just as two state agencies are about act to protect the environmental health of the Delta, the governor and Sen. Feinstein are trying to undermine them.

The drought is over. The WIIN Act extension is just the means for Brown and Feinstein to force their will on the state. In addition, the extension is designed as a rider to the federal appropriations bill, so it won’t get the committee scrutiny a bill of such magnitude deserves. This is bad politics.

You are our last hope for saving our Delta communities and the Delta environment. Reject the rider. It is unacceptable for Brown and Feinstein to continue to ignore the science in order to help the pocketbooks of the Corporate almond and pistachio growers and L.A. developers.

Also email Sen. Feinstein and express your disappointment in her for abandoning the scientific evidence that taking water around the Delta will not help it. And complain about the project’s complete failure to protect the Delta Communities which instead will be destroyed by 10+ years of construction through the heart of the Delta.

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