Sacramento Business Journal: Climate change has created urgent need for the Delta Conveyance Project as a sustainable water source
Experts are ringing alarm bells. The climate crisis is here already. Simply standing by and doing nothing is not an option. We should not wait another day to plan for California’s future and implement a reliable water system to sustain our way of life in California. We must act now before it’s too late.
As Environmental Impact Report is Released, Broad Coalition Supports Governor Newsom’s Plan to Fix California’s Aging Water Distribution Infrastructure
“There are few things more important for the security of our state than a reliable water supply,” said Michael Quigley, Executive Director of the California Alliance for Jobs, a labor management partnership. “But California’s main water distribution system that supplies water to 2/3 of our state’s families, farms and businesses is aging and at risk of collapse. We must take steps now to fix our aging water distribution infrastructure to protect the safety and reliability of our state’s water supply. Inaction is not an option.”
With another year of state budget surplus, the time is right for funding state grants for dam safety projects within the Fiscal Year 2022-23 state budget. The grants would help make possible projects that would enhance public safety, improve water storage, and result in better climate resilience and new jobs for California.