In action on Oct. 2, Representative Josh Harder (CA-9), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced an amendment to stop the proposed Delta Tunnel water grab once and for all. Rep. Harder has a long history of working to protect the Valley’s water supply and earlier this year, he introduced a bill to stop the Delta Tunnel. He also held packed town halls in French Camp and Lodi where he gave hundreds of San Joaquin County residents an opportunity to make their voices heard on the proposed Delta Tunnel project’s plans to send the Central Valley’s water down to Beverly Hills. Their opposition was unanimous.
“The Delta Tunnel water grab is a $16 million boondoggle that would be a disaster for our community. Water is our most precious resource, and I won’t stand by and let anyone ship it down to Beverly Hills,” said Harder. “My amendment would kill this project once and for all and make sure every drop of our water stays right where it belongs.”
Rep. Harder was joined by Reps. John Garamendi (CA-8) and Mike Thompson (CA-4) in pushing for this amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill which is headed to the House Floor this week.