From Congressman John Garamendi’s office:
“Congressman John Garamendi (CA-3), former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, joins other Northern California Members of Congress in pointing to a nearly $3 billion error made by the State as yet another indication that Governor Brown’s proposed $14.5 billion Delta Tunnels water grab isn’t ready for prime time. Including construction of the Delta Tunnels, the entire project is expected to cost water ratepayers and California taxpayers over $25 billion. As an alternative to this boondoggle, Congressman Garamendi has offered an updated version of his “Water Plan for All of California,” which is described below.
The California Natural Resources Agency released a correction to revise the state’s original cost estimate of an alternative, smaller water project supported by a broad array of interests, including Northern California Members of Congress. The state originally asserted the alternative to the governor’s plan would save $3 billion and that this was too small of a savings to merit changing the Governor’s plan. But late Tuesday night, the state admitted it had made a mistake and that the alternative would actually be $6 billion less expensive than the Governor’s tunnels – a $3 billion difference. … “
Read the entire press release here: Alternatives to Delta Tunnels Boondoggle Overlooked