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Congressman John Garamendi’s Statement on President Trump’s Efforts to Slash Environmental Protections for the Delta

October 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City), a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who represents over 200 miles of the Sacramento valley, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s memorandum seeking to slash environmental protections for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in order benefit Central Valley interests:

“President Trump is continuing his attack on the environment and on California’s constitutional right to determine its water policies. Not only is he attacking the multi-million dollar fishing industry in California, but he’s also attacking the contractual and legal rights of water districts and seems determined to advance the disastrous $20 billion twin tunnels boondoggle. This is nothing but a cynical effort to build support for his endangered political allies in the Central Valley. I’ll defend the Delta against anyone, no matter who it is or which political party they belong to.”