Photo of Restore the Delta supporters rallying on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley on February 14. Photo by Dan Bacher.
Delta advocates, Winnemem call on Obama to not support tunnels
by Dan Bacher
Advocates for the restoration of Central Valley salmon and the Delta rallied with colorful signs and banners at an intersection surrounded by fields on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley 12 miles west of the town of Firebaugh on Friday, February 14, urging President Obama to not support Governor Jerry Brown’s peripheral tunnel plan.
The diverse group of over 60 people, including fishermen, Delta farmers and Tribal leaders, also called on Obama to let federal science officials to their jobs regarding the protection of salmon and Delta fish populations without interference – and to support sustainable water policies that balance the needs of fish, wildlife and people. Many of the group traveled from Stockton via a chartered bus and car pools that morning that ended up at the intersection Althea and Oxford roads.