Now Is Not the Time for Crystal Ball Gazing
Jul 09, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown's delta fix is not much of a plan
Coalition response...There are other questions that should be asked: "What happens if California does not move forward in addressing the Delta/water supply issues that includes restoring the area's ecosystem and constructing a peripheral canal or tunnel? Will the ecosystem be allowed to decline? Will the uncertainty of a reliable water supply continue to plague 25 million Californians, including the farmers who grow the food most Californians buy to feed their families?" An uncertain and costly food supply, and one more dependent on imported food, is an even bigger concern for consumers.
Efforts are currently underway through the Delta Stewardship Council and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan that will work toward securing California's water future as it relates to the Delta. Discounting what these results might be before they are even announced requires a bit of gazing into the crystal ball. It might be wiser to allow the planning efforts to continue and then seek the answers that will be needed.
May 25, 2013
Bridges & Trains
There's an editorial in the Bee about the disaster that is the Bay Bridge repair. Way over estimate. Years late. Extremely dangerous. ... more
May 24, 2013
NRDC is one of a handful of environmental groups that has stated for years that new conveyance from the Delta may be warranted and should be studied. ... more
May 24, 2013
SoCal Likes Delta Plan
And THEY, not us, have the votes AND the money AND therefore, the power.