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Vote to Finance $11 Billion Delta Tunnels Hit With Lawsuit

Sept. 10, 2018, 8:45 PM

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s decision to finance a majority of a $17 billion water tunnel project drew a lawsuit from advocates opposed to it.

Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety filed the lawsuit Sept. 7 in California Superior Court for Los Angeles County seeking to invalidate the water district board’s August vote to fund nearly $11 billion of the project.

The infrastructure project, known as California WaterFix and pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), would build three new intake structures to remove water from the ...