By Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow
January 4, 2016
The Sacramento Bee
The Obama administration acted Wednesday to speed up federal environmental reviews on California’s controversial Delta tunnels project, saying the project is needed “to help address the effects of drought and climate change on California’s water supply and imperiled wildlife.”
With barely two weeks left before President Barack Obama leaves office, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell issued an order directing agency officials to complete a preliminary environmental review sometime this month. However, a final review wouldn’t occur until April, when President-elect Donald Trump occupies the White House.
ECOS has officially opposed this project because of the enormous deleterious environmental impacts in our region. Read our concerns here: https://www.ecosacramento.net/2015/11/ecos-submits-comments-on-delta-tunnels/
Sabalow, Dale Kasler and Ryan. “Obama moves to speed up Delta tunnels project.” Sacbee. Sacramento Bee, 4 Jan. 2017. Web. 04 Jan. 2017.