San Joaquin River Restoration Letter
Dear Senator Feinstein and Congressman Cardoza:
We are members of Restore the Delta – a grassroots coalition of Delta residents, business leaders, civic organizations, community groups, faith-based communities, union locals, farmers, fishermen, and environmentalists – and we seek to strengthen the health of the estuary and the well-being of Delta communities. We are writing to urge you to make the passage of S27, the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act, a top priority in any lame duck session of Congress. We understand that a new PayGo neutral version of the original settlement legislation has been developed, and we strongly support its passage.
The de-watering of the San Joaquin River was one of the greatest tragedies ever to befall the Delta. The restoration of flows and salmon to the San Joaquin River offers the prospect of restored fisheries, cleaner water, and economic benefits for our agricultural and urban communities. In addition, a successful San Joaquin River restoration settlement offers hope for resolving some of the difficult water issues facing the Delta. The passage of S27 and the restoration of the San Joaquin River would represent a remarkable achievement and a victory for the Delta.
We thank Senator Feinstein for her role as the sponsor of S27. Please let Restore the Delta know if there is anything we can do to assist in your efforts to pass this critical piece of legislation.
Restore the Delta