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Or is it the point?

While speaking with a representative from the California Water Impact Network at a recent meeting with Northern California’s Native American Tribes, Jerry Meral said, “BDCP is not about, and has never been about saving the Delta. The Delta cannot be saved.”

Now if Governor Brown and State officials would just stop pretending it’s a habitat plan to save fish when speaking with the press.

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  • Mike McCurley
    April 22, 2013, 5:29 am

    Well, finally, a little honesty out of the BDCP crowd. It’s going to be very interesting hearing them justify the millions already spent on this plan to turn the delta into a salt water swamp, for the benefit of a few corporate farmers in the Westlands district. Has ANYBODY yet proposed this alternative:

    Retire the Westlands district, return IT to it’s natural state (a selenium contaminated desert), and focus on revitalizing some of the the best farmland in the western hemisphere, ie. the fertile delta farmlands? Retiring Westlands from agriculture would-

    1) Stop the massive water drain from the delta, allowing it to recover it’s value as a prime farming area, recreation zone, and nursery for I’ve lost track of how many species of fish.

    2) Stop the continued poisoning of Kesterson Wildlife Refuge by selenium contaminated runoff from the Westlands district.

    3) Help to reduce the tax load on already overtaxed hard working people of this state, by not having to fund yet another “public works” project designed to benefit a few already wealthy corporate interests, specifically Stewart Resnick and Paramount Farms.

    4) Return a little faith to the California taxpaying voters that the democratic process hasn’t yet broken down completely in the face of the corruptive influence of special interest campaign donations.

    Hey, uncle Jerry, can you hear us now???