Editorial: Biden offers California a clear, clean water strategy (Mercury News 4/27/21)
California’s continuing failure to adopt a comprehensive water strategy is exacerbating its looming drought crisis.
For nearly two decades, the state has put its focus on dam projects and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta tunnel fiasco. The primary aim is creating new ways of diverting additional water to Central Valley farmers at the expense of the fragile, over-tapped Delta, which supplies about one-third of the Bay Area’s fresh water supply.
There’s a better approach.
President Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for $50 billion to ease the West’s drought crisis by heavily investing in water efficiency and recycling programs. Gov. Gavin Newsom should jump at the opportunity to put the state on a long-term path toward water security that also protects precious waterways.
Essay: Recall politics? No thanks, because the Delta keeps losing either way – Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta (Sacramento News & Review 4/28/21)
We will continue to work on processes and advocating for the complete well-being of the estuary and its people. We will continue to push back against Big Water’s agenda of profit from water sales, over protection and proper stewardship of our most valuable resource. We won’t spend effort opposing or supporting a recall that will change little unless we see a true, bold champion step up fully for the estuary.
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