Posted by: Jan | August 2, 2012

Some thoughts on the delta tunnels (Jon Carroll, SFGate)


Good SF Gate article in August, 2012:

“I cannot believe that Jerry Brown is trying to sell these delta tunnels as a really good idea. They’re not. Their potential for environmental damage is almost incalculable. The only good thing about them is that fracking is not involved.

“These tunnels are designed to move water across the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta area and away from the delta itself, which uses water to, like, produce rivers and streams and sloughs and marshes, all of them good for the ecosystem. It’s a fragile system at best, having survived various assaults on its integrity over the years, but this thing … you just know something is going to go wrong.

“And once it goes wrong, it’s going to be hard to stop. It’s hubris over common sense, an attempt to build our way out of a problem we can’t escape: too many people, too little water. That’s a problem now; that’ll be a problem if this multibillion-dollar boondoggle is ever finished.”

Read the entire article.

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