About the Petition
The draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and associated draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement are available for public review and comment until July 29, 2014. The 40,000-page document is flawed and deeply expensive. The project relies on disingenuous phrasing and over-allocated water rights to justify the construction of these tunnels. The “conservation” project fails to anticipate future conditions of California’s water systems and favors Big Agriculture and fracking interests in the San Joaquin Valley.
Likewise, the proposed project would severely affect critical habitat for many species, including endangered Delta smelt and steelhead and chinook salmon. In addition, it would decrease water flows, impact many other threatened and endangered species, exacerbate ecological drought conditions, and waste $67 billion in taxpayer dollars.
Tell California’s elected leaders to stop the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and explore more–cost effective and less-destructive water supply alternatives.