December 15, 2004

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.
(202) 225-2095
[email protected]

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.

Phil Doe
Citizens Progressive Alliance, Denver
(303) 904-1426
[email protected]

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.

Hamilton Candee
Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco
(415) 875-6100
[email protected]

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
(559) 304-5412

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.

Aileen Roder
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.