FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2019
CONTACT: Kyle Griffith
Alliance Supports Single-Tunnel Water Conveyance Infrastructure to Upgrade California’s Primary Water Distribution System
(SACRAMENTO)- The California Alliance for Jobs issued the following statement today in response to Governor Newsom’s recent executive order directing state agencies to prepare a water resilience portfolio to address the numerous challenges associated with climate change. Among his proposals, the Governor directed his staff to develop a plan for a single-tunnel conveyance system through the Delta. The following statement can be attributed to Michael Quigley, executive director, California Alliance for Jobs:
“We appreciate Governor Newsom’s focus on California’s water preparedness. In particular, we support the Governor’s call to move forward with a conveyance system through the Delta. This project is desperately needed to improve water security for two-thirds of our state, and to protect water supplies from the impacts of climate change, sea level rise, and natural disasters. We look forward to working with the Governor and his team on a solution that provides ample capacity to ensure our homes, farms and businesses have water security into the future.”
The California Alliance for Jobs is a unique labor-management partnership that advocates for responsible investments in public infrastructure projects. Representing over 2,000 heavy construction companies and 80,000 union construction workers, the Alliance focuses on the core of what keeps California’s people and economy moving as the state’s population grows: transportation networks, water systems, and increasing the quality of infrastructure for all Californians.