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Metropolitan Water District’s Vote to Increase Property Taxes To Pave Way for Governor Brown’s Water Tunnels

Southern California Campaign Launched to Stop Water Tunnel Tax

Los Angeles—Yesterday the Metropolitan Water District’s board of directors took the first step toward raising property taxes to pay for massive twin-tunnels 350 miles north of Los Angeles. The MWD board decided to suspend restrictions on property tax revenues as a first step towards funding the construction and financing of proposed 35-mile twin tunnels to divert the Sacramento River, estimated to cost between $20 and $50 billion. In addition to MWD, the tunnels are supported by Westlands …

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Statewide Campaign Launched to Defeat Governor Brown’s $50 Billion Water Tunnels Project

San Francisco — While Governor Brown plots to build massive twin tunnels to send the Sacramento River to corporate agribusiness and oil interests, a group of over 30 organizations from across the political spectrum have formed Californians for a Fair Water Policy, a statewide coalition working to defeat the tunnels project that will unfairly and unnecessarily burden California’s taxpayers, ratepayers, and the environment.

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