On April 13, 2016, CSPA joined a coalition of environmental and fishing groups to send a letter to California assembly member Susan Eggman in support of Assembly Bill 1713. The bill would prohibit the construction of any infrastructure like the Delta Tunnels unless expressly authorized by an initiative approved by California voters. Assembly Bill 1713 would give power to the ratepayers, taxpayers, and the people who would be most impacted by the irreparable harm caused by the proposed Delta Tunnels.
AB1713 is in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s efforts to construct the mass tunnels, costing upwards of more than 60 billion ratepayer dollars with interest, without a vote by the people of California. The previous “Peripheral Canal” proposed by then Governor Pat Brown was defeated in 1982 by a vote of 63 to 37 percent of the electorate.