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Action Alert: Pro-Tunnels Agenda? Why You Should Submit Your Comments Anyway

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We are alerting you about the Delta Stewardship’s Delta Plan Amendments PEIR Public Comment Event this Thursday (12/14) because of its essential part in the Delta Tunnels project process. However, we have found with the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) that it is best to put comments in writing to be part of the record for future litigation. Public participation does not have any influence on their pro-conveyance agenda. The DSC does not take public comments from Delta residents seriously enough. For instance, they have failed to make changes to their public meetings after we discussed how they needed to extend outreach for public meetings this year. At the last Stockton scoping meeting about 18 people showed up, after we alerted them about the event. Press members weren’t even notified until hours before the event.
 
In addition, the DSC is determined to approve conveyance language for the tunnels, regardless of what we say about process, law and outcomes. We recommend submitting comments in writing before the January deadline more than showing up for their public event in order to have a public record for future litigation. To learn more about this matter, read “Delta Stewardship Council Votes to Approve Delta Plan Amendments: Fails to Meet State Mandates.”
 
How to submit comments: Due January 22, 2018
 

WRITTEN COMMENTS
Written comments on the Draft PEIR’s environmental analyses are requested and invited from responsible agencies, organizations, and interested parties. All comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the official administrative record and may be made available to the public. The Council is extending the comment period on the Delta Plan Amendments Draft PEIR until January 22, 2018. E-mailed comments will be accepted from November 1, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018.
 
Mailed comments must be postmarked by Monday, January 22. Written comments should be sent to:
Delta Stewardship Council
980 9th Street, Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95814
Comments may be emailed to: [email protected]

 
If you are planning on attending the public meeting:
 

A public hearing on the Delta Plan Amendments Draft PEIR remains as scheduled, from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 14, 2017, at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol, Avenue, West Sacramento, CA.
 




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  • Edward Garrison
    December 13, 2017, 6:45 am

    All those pro tunnel people in the Delta Stewardship Council should submit their financial records to third party, not State, CPA auditors so as to discover which pro tunnel types took bribes from Southern California Water companies and millionaire farmers to support the tunnels.

  • Patricia Lind
    December 14, 2017, 6:23 pm

    Whether one or two tunnels the plan is outrageous destruction of marsh land and wetlands. Even one tunnel will decrease flow of fresh Sacramento river water to the San Joaquin Delta and negatively impact the Delta, the cradle of so many fish and endangered Smelt. Dams and tunnels are not the answer but sustainable agriculture with plants that are native and adjusted to local soils and rain falls. Water conservation not more water deliverance systems are needed.

  • Amy
    December 14, 2017, 9:51 pm

    Patricia, please send your compelling comments to the email noted above this Comment section. This area is for comments to the blog, not to the Delta Stewardship Council. Thank you!

  • Angela Rollins
    December 16, 2017, 4:05 am

    Don’t fool with mother nature. If you try you’ll have total destruction. It is very important to keep the natural beauty of our land and water. Thank you.

  • Heather R.
    December 17, 2017, 7:11 am

    Hi Restore the Delta – Thanks for your great work. Do you have a sample comment letter to share?

  • Mary Shabbott
    December 30, 2017, 4:30 pm

    Whether one or two tunnels the plan is outrageous destruction of marsh land and wetlands. Even one tunnel will decrease flow of fresh Sacramento river water to the San Joaquin Delta and negatively impact the Delta, the cradle of so many fish and endangered Smelt. Dams and tunnels are not the answer but sustainable agriculture with plants that are native and adjusted to local soils and rain falls. Water conservation not more water deliverance systems are needed.

  • Renee Calpin
    January 5, 2018, 9:35 pm

    I oppose any construction that would ruin natural habitat for Birds animals and fish we have destroyed this planet so badly that we must do everything in our power to repair the damage that has been done not make it worse please help these innocent animals that need us to defend them opposed the Twin Bridges

  • Mary Shabbott
    January 21, 2018, 8:55 pm

    Without adequate amounts of water, there will be no habitat. Consequently the population of hundreds of species such as the endangered Chinook Salmon and the Greater Sandhill Cranes will become decimated or extinct due to a diminishing food-web. Wildlife, such as the South Pacific Puget Sound Orca Whales, that depend on migrating Delta species will also face near extinction.

Join us in the fight to SAVE the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas!