Obama moves to speed up Delta tunnels project

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.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/delta/article124507564.html

ECOS has officially opposed this project because of the enormous deleterious environmental impacts in our region. Read our concerns here: http://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.

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ECOS’ Comments on the Delta Tunnels

This comment letter is not intended to be exhaustive as pertains the myriad of problems with the tunnels project now reborn as “California WaterFix,” but rather it is intended for us to officially go on the record opposing this project because of the enormous deleterious environmental impacts in our region, and because of the inadequate analysis in the RDEIR/SDEIS as well as the inadequate avoidance, mitigation and and minimization measures proposed to address those impacts.



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See our comments submitted on October 30, 2015 by clicking on the letter above or here.



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See our comments submitted on November 8, 2015 by clicking on the letter above or here.

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Will you be at the last “public hearing” on Delta Tunnels?

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Tuesday, July 28, is the last of two public hearings on the Delta tunnels project. Help us transform the open house.

Our goal: a video of how large we really are to share with the Secretary Jewell at the Department of the Interior and with President Obama. You can be provided with insightful questions to ask if you’d like or help you craft your own thoughts. Some spirited, yet respectful activities are being planned to transform their dull open house into a party to oppose the tunnels. Let’s win this thing once and for all! We need to pack the “public hearings” on the Delta Tunnels!!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday in Sacramento — that’s where we will be from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown.. If you cannot make the July 28 date from 3:00p to 7:00p, there is a second public meeting on July 29 in Walnut Grove (see here).

We have buses departing from four different locations! Find out more about these public hearings and how to RSVP for a bus by going to our website here and scrolling down. Thank you for your support!

From Our allies at Restore the Delta.


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