Lies and Damned Lies
- Pro-tunnel supporters lied from day one. You don't spend $25 Billion and not send even one more drop of water south.
- The entire corrupt project is designed to rape the Sacramento Delta in order to repay campaign contributors wanting to suck on the public teat.
- Again, corrupt special interests want to destroy the natural beauty of California so agri-business corporations can farm in the desert and new strip malls, housing and golf courses can be built in ScCal. Building desalination plants instead is never even addressed.
But now the Brown administration is proposing a major and politically risky change: dropping a 50-year guarantee to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta's environment. A centerpiece of the project, the environmental plan included $8 billion to preserve 100,000 acres of wetlands and dozens of other restoration efforts.
The dramatic course correction, whose details have not yet been made public, comes after biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies told the state they won't issue permits for the environmental plan. The reasons, the biologists say, is that the state cannot prove it will restore salmon, smelt, sturgeon and other wildlife struggling for survival in the Delta.
Losing the guarantee of 50 years of environmental restoration would create a substantial political problem for one of Brown's signature projects.
it would also be harder to gain support from water districts around the state -- whom Brown is counting on to pick up the $17 billion cost to build and operate the tunnels. That's because the 50-year "habitat conservation plan" was supposed to guarantee them reliability from endangered species lawsuits and decisions by the federal government that have limited Delta pumping in recent years to protect endangered fish.
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|$25 Billion in Government Spending|
Follow the money. Businesses and labor unions are lining up to rape the Sacramento River Delta so they can get a slice of a monstrously huge government spending project.
Sacramento Delta Must be Saved for Future Generations.