FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2012
Contact: Jim Frazier (925) 250-6851 or Mary Jo Rossi (925) 228-2558
‘We need to stop Southern California water interests’ plan to rape the Delta and steal our water’ Frazier says
AD 11 Candidate Frazier Calls on Solano and Contra Costa
Citizens to Sign Online Petition Opposing HR 1837
Standing along the Delta waterway at Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley, City Councilmember and Assembly District 11 candidate Jim Frazier vowed to fight House Resolution 1837, asking Solano and Contra Costa citizens to join him in signing an online petition he will personally deliver to the area’s Congressional Delegation.
“We need to stop Southern California water interests’ plan to rape the Delta and steal our water,” said Frazier who is running for the AD 11 seat which encompasses a large portion of the Delta from Isleton to Walnut Grove, to Oakley to Antioch to Suisun City.
HR 1837 passed the House Natural Resources Committee on February 16th by a vote of 27 to 17. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) is a co-sponsor, speculating that the bill may have a majority of votes to get out of the House of Representatives and must be stopped in the Senate.
“This bill was fabricated behind closed doors, flying under the radar of our Delta communities,” Frazier said. “There is no way we will stand by and let them take our water and damage our sensitive Delta ecosystem in what is a blatant water grab,” Frazier added.
The purpose of HR 1837, authored by Southern California Congressman Devin Nunes and being pushed by big Central Valley agricultural businesses, is to send more of our Delta water South and to substantially alter the 100-year San Joaquin River Restoration Agreement.
“This is not a Democrat or Republican issue – this is an issue that will adversely affect every one of our citizens,” Frazier added. “I urge area residents to go to my website and sign the online petition in opposition to this blatant water grab.”
Frazier added that HR 1837 is one of the biggest threats to our water, to our fish population and to our local economy along the Delta. Residents can visit http://www.peoplebeforepolitics.org/to sign the petition by clicking on STOP THE WATER GRAB Sign the Petition.