Friday, August 9, 2013

State Releases Economic Analysis of Bay Delta Tunnels

The Brown Administration has released its draft economic analysis of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The State had already come out with a twenty thousand page planning document covering the environmental impacts of the project that aims to restore the Delta’s declining ecosystem while creating a more stable water supply for California’s farms and cities. The document claims the project will enhance California’s economy by some 5 billion dollars, while creating or saving one-million jobs over the next 50 years. The economic analysis was fleshed out this week in meetings of the BDCP working group and opponents of the plan. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.