Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Delta Advocates Assail State’s Revised Water Export Plan

State officials are expected Friday to release the Environmental Impact Report for the revised Bay Delta plan. Today representatives from several Delta advocacy groups held a teleconference to criticize the State’s plan to build the immense 35-mile long twin tunnels designed to increase water exports from the Delta to large farms in the San Joaquin Valley and real estate developers in southern California. The -revised Delta plan is focused on building the tunnels while dramatically reducing habitat restoration called for in the original proposal. Pacifica’s Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.