Thu, Jul 26, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
Peripheral Tunnel Plan UnveiledDownload audio (MP3)
California's already turbulent water wars were stirred up this week when Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar unveiled a $24 billion tunnel plan to bring water from Northern to Southern California. They say the proposal will help protect the fragile ecosystem of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta while ensuring reliable water deliveries. But a coalition of environmentalists, fishing groups and local governments vow to fight the plan.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Paul Rogers, environment reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and managing editor of Quest, KQED's science and environment series
- Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director of Restore the Delta
- Jason Peltier, chief deputy general manager of the Westlands Water District, and a member of the California Farm Water Coalition which serves approximately 600 family-owned farms
- Karla Nemeth, project director of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, California Natural Resources Agency