A letter written by environmental opponents listed below of the latest draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to representatives of NOAA Fisheries Service, Department of Interior Fisheries, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Fish & Wildlife Service. -- blj
October 7, 2013
We are writing to you as members of the Environmental Water Caucus to express our opposition to the current Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) proposal, which is still in draft form. We oppose the current BDCP proposal because building high capacity tunnels to remove large amounts of fresh water from the Delta will destroy the ecosystem, the fisheries, and the agricultural economy of the Delta, and because there are more environmentally appropriate and economically feasible alternatives than those contained in the current Administrative Draft describing the BDCP proposal. There are clear alternatives that can satisfy the objectives which the current proposal is attempting to accomplish without the need to build tunnels or other conveyance around the Delta.
Our objections to the current BDCP proposal are based on a number of significant problems which have not been resolved. They include:Read More »