Fish Sniffer Digital Edition Issue 3624 Nov 10-24 2017 - Page 20

18 Nov. 10 - 24, 2017 FRESHWATER Department of Interior Issues Contradictory Statements on Support for Delta Tunnels W ednesday, October 25 was a confusing day in California water history. After a Trump administration official first said the administration didn’t support Governor Jerry Brown’s controver- sial Delta Tunnels project, he later that day said the Department of Interior would con- tinue supporting the project but wouldn’t provide funding for it. Interior deputy communications director Russell Newell told Ellen Knickmeyer of the Associated Press that “the Trump administration did not fund the project and chose to not move forward” with the project to build two giant tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. 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