≡ Categories

Congressional reps to the feds: Whoa!

Twelve California Congressional representatives have signed a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Acting Department of Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank asking them not to rush into supporting BDCP Plus – the build-it-first-and-ask-questions-later conveyance plan that Governor Brown and Secretary Salazar are expected to announce in July.

Says the letter, “We do not believe it is wise to commit to massive new water pumping stations and conveyance tunnels while sustainable solutions to the problems of water quality, fish and ecosystem restoration, local impacts, and water flows are made to wait.”

The letter continues, “There is too much at stake in the BDCP for the federal government to announce a plan that defers important decisions while an expensive and potentially damaging water diversion project is allowed to proceed.”

Leave a Comment

{ 0 comments… add one }