Tuesday Final Vote: Massive Corporate Giveaway

LAST YEAR WE STOPPED the multibillion-dollar water tunnels project. The tunnels are one of the biggest CORPORATE WATER GRABS in California history, and residents LIKE YOU would have to pay for it! It’s back, and the VOTE IS ON TUESDAY! Join us @11am at Union Station to stop it again!

Indigenous Peoples across California like the Winnemem Wintu Tribe are also fighting the tunnels which will devastate salmons runs and their ancestral and sacred homeland.

WHAT: press conference and vote on $11 billion – $67 billion water tunnel project
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th
11:00 AM – Gather, Press Conference, learn more
12:00 PM – Meeting begins promptly with public comment, followed by Vote to Finance and Charge SoCal for the $17-$67 billion-dollar water tunnels

WHERE: Metropolitan Water District
700 North Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
*We’ll meet outside in the courtyard *

We encourage you to take Metro to Union Station. MWD is on the same property. There is paid parking on site. If you are interested in carpooling – send a message to Brenna.

Questions? Email Brenna at bnorton(at)fwwatch(dot)org

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We defeated one version of this massive water grab. But now Governor Brown is making a last-ditch effort to quickly push through a new version of his reckless water tunnels project.

We must urge our city officials to stop any and all versions of this water tax! Mayor Eric Garcetti is especially key to stopping the project for all of California.

The water would overwhelming go directly into the hands of big agribusinesses and oil companies in the Central Valley. These corporate interests use massive amounts of water at an unsustainable rate, but YOU, and So-Cal ratepayers would subsidize the bill. Run amok water agencies like the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) would also benefit from this tunnel project.

Join us to tell our city officials to do everything they can to stop this corporate giveaway tax! We need to fix our OWN water systems, not subsidize a tunnel tax for special interests!

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garretti opposed the two tunnels and voted against the proposal last year. Now, the project would cost even more. Call Mayor Garcetti at 888-793-4597 and tell him to fight for California by opposing the new version of this tunnel proposal — one tunnel is just as destructive as two and still too expensive!