The Metropolitan Water District has been sued over the multi million-dollar purchase of five islands in the Sacramento River Delta.
Two Northern California counties, two water districts and two environmental groups filed suit on Thursday. Brenna Norton with Food and Water Watch, one of plaintiffs, says:
“This is really they effort to push through a much bigger water project that has been approved by the state. In attempting to push through a 67-billion dollar Delta tunnel project that could cost Southern California taxpayers and ratepayers billions of dollars including future liabilities.”
They are demanding an environmental review of the islands be made before the water district is allowed to complete their purchase. Tom Perumean, KABC NEWS.