California Water Subsidies: Expert Sources
These experts on Western water subsidies have reviewed EWG's findings and are prepared to respond to news media inquiries.
U.S. Rep. George Miller
Contact: Ben Miller, legislative aide, Washington, D.C.
Rep. Miller, D-California, is the former chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and author of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act of 1982.
Citizens Progressive Alliance, Denver
Phil Doe is a former environmental compliance officer for the Bureau of Reclamation. In 1986 he began speaking out about "water giveaways" to the press and then testified before Congress. Soon after that the Bureau demoted him to a position with no office, no staff and no budget. Today he heads a non-profit organization in Denver.
Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco
Hal Candee, a senior attorney with NRDC, has been working for two decades to reform California water policy. Currently he is closely monitoring the contract renewal negotiations between the Bureau of Reclamation and CVP water districts.
Lloyd G. Carter
Save Our Streams
As a journalist in the 1980s, Lloyd Carter reported extensively on the environmental disaster caused by CVP runoff to the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge. He is a former lecturer in water law at San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno and a well-known local advocate.
Taxpayers for Common Sense, Washington, D.C.
(202) 546-8500 x130
Taxpayers for Common Sense is a non-partisian budget watchdog group that has written several reports criticizing the multi-million dollar subsidy deals to CVP farmers and other western water projects.