Tunnels Foes Ask For Delay

Delta interests will ask a judge Friday to put a stop to the ongoing twin tunnels hearings in Sacramento, alleging that improper communication has taken place between project proponents and evaluators. The city of Stockton, San Joaquin County, other Delta government agencies and environmental groups are asking for a temporary restraining order to stop the hearing until their claims can be investigated in greater detail. In court papers, they argue that the conduct of state officials “threatens both the property rights of millions of citizens and the environment.”