Our friends at Restore the Delta are drawing our attention to another drought bill authored by Resnick-backed Congressman Valadao under the guise of “drought relief” for California. It is being pushed in Congress and the goal is to pass the bill by the end of the week. It has already passed the House and a Senate vote may take place today, so please call both Senator Boxer and Feinstein right away, if you haven’t already.
There is operational language in the bill that will take away Bay-Delta protections in order to over pump the Delta and the latest reports state that a “last minute poison pill rider” is intended to be included that will kill thousands of fishery jobs and rollback the Endangered Species Act.
The Natural Resources Defense Council says this “backroom deal” may threaten thousands of fishing jobs on the West Coast and harm water quality.
Please call Washington DC offices and your state offices to get the message through! Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Barbara Boxer are in an angry split over this bill. It is critical to call both of them.
Senator Barbara Boxer:
Washington D.C.: (202) 224-3553
Bay Area: (510) 286-8537
Los Angeles: (213) 894-5000
Sacramento: (916) 448-2787
Senator Dianne Feinstein:
Washington D.C.: (202) 224-3841
San Francisco: (415) 393-0707
Los Angeles: (310) 914-7300
Thank you for taking action today!