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Take Action: Oppose the Delta Tunnels

Dear friends,

Gov. Brown has proposed massive underground water export tunnels now called the “California Water Fix” though it is essentially the same project as the peripheral canal, which California voters rejected in 1982 by a 62.7% majority. The tunnels could grab the Sacramento River, which is the main supply of fresh water in the Delta and San Francisco Bay estuary. About 30 percent of water exported from the Delta goes to cities. But Big Ag on the southwest side of the San Joaquin Valley get about 70 percent of Delta water, which mostly goes to grow water intensive almonds and pistachios on unsustainable desert soils for lucrative overseas exports. Now pro-tunnel agencies are trying to ram these tunnels through, unless the public speaks up about it — federal agencies may go ahead and permit it by early 2016. Take action by October 30.

We have two options for you to take action against the tunnels. If you have more time, we highly recommend doing #2 Writing a Letter Based On Your Experience & Expertise and/or #1 Sign Our Petition at Change.org (takes less than 5 minutes!). If you cannot find the time to sit down and write your own comment letter on the Delta tunnels, sign our petition to send our letter to California Water Fix officials and Governor Brown. Take action on this immediately! Last public comments are due on October 30, 2015.

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Tell state and federal agencies you oppose the Delta Tunnels. Our petition letter outlines three objections to the Tunnels plan for officials based on 1) environmental, 2) public health, and 3) economic concerns. It also encourages investment in shovel-ready water projects that will bring jobs and sustainability to California. In addition to signing this petition, please submit a comment of why you are signing this (in the comment box on the left.. “I’m signing because…”) or customize this letter to make it personal and unique.

Sign and then share your action with friends and family.

Together, Californians can stop this insane project. We have done it before and we can do it again!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Feel free to use our template in .doc format, or copy and paste text below. Any other resources you may need, including what questions to ask or what documents to refer to, we highly recommend checking our FAQs & Research page. Written comments are due by close of business Friday, Oct. 30. Comments should be mailed to BDCP/WaterFix Comments, P.O. Box 1919, Sacramento, CA 95812 or emailed to [email protected]
 
 
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Subject: Oppose the Delta Tunnels/California Water Fix (Alternative 4A)

I am writing to express my strong opposition to the the Delta Tunnels plan.

The Delta Reform Act of 2009, in which the California State Legislature committed to the “coequal goals” of providing a more reliable water supply for California AND protecting and restoring the cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta, cannot be upheld if the Delta Tunnels come to pass.

The California Water Fix does not meet the restoration goals of the Delta Reform Act; it is simply a plan to export more water out of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. The Delta Tunnels will also fail to provide more reliable water because the Delta watershed is already oversubscribed by five times in normal water years.

My objections to the tunnels are threefold:

The California Water Fix does not address the environmental, public health or economic impacts of the proposed Delta tunnels project. Also, the plan ignores alternatives that would save California tax and ratepayers billions of dollars, while investing in the jobs and local water sources that build sustainability.

My environmental concerns with the plan are:

· The impact on wildlife and plant species in the Delta that depend on freshwater include the Delta smelt, chinook salmon, steelhead, San Joaquin kit fox, and tricolored blackbird, protected species already on the brink that will face decimation due to a diminishing food-web.

· At sea, even the ESA-listed South Pacific Puget Sound Orca Whales depend on migrating Delta species that will be harmed by less water flowing through the Delta.

· The tunnels plan seems to ignore Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act which prohibits federal agency actions that are likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or that “result in the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] habitat of [listed] species.”

My public health concerns with the plan are:

· The tunnels will cause increased contamination of municipal water and wells for the millions of rural and urban residents living in the five Delta counties.

· The tunnels plan fails to model for potential increases of carcinogens and other formation of byproducts that would cause cancer and other serious health effects.

· Environmental justice communities, who depend on subsistence fishing, will also face food and health insecurities as a result of increased contaminants, specifically mercury contamination, in fish and wildlife populations.

My economic concerns with the plan are:

· For large metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles and San Jose that depend on export water, water rates and/or property taxes will go up, but they will get no additional water.

· No analysis has been done on how the lack of fresh water flows will impact San Francisco Bay tourism and recreation. These industries depend on Delta fresh water flows for their crab and salmon fisheries, wildlife sighting, boating, and their restaurant economy. This industry is worth billions annually.

· Salinity intrusion is already impacting the western Delta farms and removing Sacramento River freshwater from the system will make matters worse. Delta farmers cannot irrigate crops with salt water and they certainly cannot plant crops in contaminated soils. The Delta Ag economy, which consists of generations of family farms and farm workers, generates $5.2 billion for the California economy, annually.

· California coastal fishing communities depend on thriving wildlife. This historic industry is worth billions annually, with the salmon industry worth $1.5 billion annually alone. Thousands of jobs and livelihoods are tied to these industries.

· The operation and construction of the tunnels will obstruct and disable navigable waterways for boating, marinas and other types of leisure activities, in addition to creating conditions of low water flow that will foster invasive aquatic species, such as water hyacinth. Poor water quality also creates unsafe recreation. Recreation and tourism in the Delta generate $750 million annually.

Alternatives to Water Exports Ignored

Far far less expensive and less environmentally destructive alternatives to the Delta Tunnels were largely ignored. The plan does not seriously consider any alternatives other than new, upstream conveyance. The decision-making process (from the outset) has tilted in favor of increasing water exports from the Delta.

Our tax and ratepayer dollars would be much better spent on:

· More aggressive water efficiency program statewide that would apply to both urban and agricultural users.

· Funding water recycling and groundwater recharging projects statewide that would be billions of dollars less expensive for rate payers than constructing a new version of the Peripheral Canal or major new surface storage dams. Meanwhile, these projects move communities towards water sustainability.

· Retiring thousands of acres of impaired and pollution generating farmlands in the southern San Joaquin Valley and using those lands for more sustainable and profitable uses, such as solar energy generation.

· Improving Delta levees in order to address potential earthquake, flooding, and future sea level rise concerns at a cost between $2 to $4 billion and is orders of-magnitude less expensive than major conveyance projects that are currently being contemplated.

· Increasing freshwater flows through the Delta to reduce pollutants so ecosystems and wildlife can be restored.

· Installing fish screens at the south Delta pumps to reduce the current salvage of marine life.

In Summary

The Delta has problems that need to be addressed, but the CA Water Fix tunnels are a 20th century idea that won’t fix them. It won’t produce more water, more reliable supplies, or improved conditions for the environment in the Delta.

The new EIR/EIS has not adequately addressed my above stated concerns. That is why I oppose the Delta Tunnels/California Water Fix (Alternative 4A).

Reclamation and DWR should prepare and circulate a new Draft EIR/EIS that will include alternatives that reduce water exports and increase Delta flows for consideration by the public and decision-makers. Such alternatives have a far better chance of complying with the Delta Reform Act and the federal Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts.

End of letter

{ 224 comments… read them below or add one }

Pat Brodston August 25, 2015 at 11:10 am

Don’t mess with our delta!!!!

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Margaret Lomax August 25, 2015 at 11:14 am

We don’t need this and it won’t work. Why have tunnels if they are going to be empty over half the time?

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Connie August 25, 2015 at 11:45 am

These tunnels are just a waste of Money and Water there are so many other better solutions to Californians water problems.It is all about money and politics not California, Wake up people . Stop the madness!!

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Patricia Hilaire August 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Stop the tunnels! This is a waste of efforts and money and will not improve/produce more water.

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Carolyn Pettis August 25, 2015 at 12:25 pm

I am writing to express my strong opposition to the the Delta Tunnels plan.

The Delta Reform Act of 2009, in which the California State Legislature committed to the “coequal goals” of providing a more reliable water supply for California AND protecting and restoring the cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta, cannot be upheld if the Delta Tunnels come to pass.

The California Water Fix does not meet the restoration goals of the Delta Reform Act; it is simply a plan to export more water out of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. The Delta Tunnels will also fail to provide more reliable water because the Delta watershed is already oversubscribed by five times in normal water years.

My objections to the tunnels are threefold:

The California Water Fix does not address the environmental, public health or economic impacts of the proposed Delta tunnels project. Also, the plan ignores alternatives that would save California tax and ratepayers billions of dollars, while investing in the jobs and local water sources that build sustainability.

My environmental concerns with the plan are:

· The impact on wildlife and plant species in the Delta that depend on freshwater include the Delta smelt, chinook salmon, steelhead, San Joaquin kit fox, and tricolored blackbird, protected species already on the brink that will face decimation due to a diminishing food-web.

· At sea, even the ESA-listed South Pacific Puget Sound Orca Whales depend on migrating Delta species that will be harmed by less water flowing through the Delta.

· The tunnels plan seems to ignore Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act which prohibits federal agency actions that are likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or that “result in the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] habitat of [listed] species.”

My public health concerns with the plan are:

· The tunnels will cause increased contamination of municipal water and wells for the millions of rural and urban residents living in the five Delta counties.

· The tunnels plan fails to model for potential increases of carcinogens and other formation of byproducts that would cause cancer and other serious health effects.

· Environmental justice communities, who depend on subsistence fishing, will also face food and health insecurities as a result of increased contaminants, specifically mercury contamination, in fish and wildlife populations.

My economic concerns with the plan are:

· For large metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles and San Jose that depend on export water, water rates and/or property taxes will go up, but they will get no additional water.

· No analysis has been done on how the lack of fresh water flows will impact San Francisco Bay tourism and recreation. These industries depend on Delta fresh water flows for their crab and salmon fisheries, wildlife sighting, boating, and their restaurant economy. This industry is worth billions annually.

· Salinity intrusion is already impacting the western Delta farms and removing Sacramento River freshwater from the system will make matters worse. Delta farmers cannot irrigate crops with salt water and they certainly cannot plant crops in contaminated soils. The Delta Ag economy, which consists of generations of family farms and farm workers, generates $5.2 billion for the California economy, annually.

· California coastal fishing communities depend on thriving wildlife. This historic industry is worth billions annually, with the salmon industry worth $1.5 billion annually alone. Thousands of jobs and livelihoods are tied to these industries.

· The operation and construction of the tunnels will obstruct and disable navigable waterways for boating, marinas and other types of leisure activities, in addition to creating conditions of low water flow that will foster invasive aquatic species, such as water hyacinth. Poor water quality also creates unsafe recreation. Recreation and tourism in the Delta generate $750 million annually.

Alternatives to Water Exports Ignored

Far far less expensive and less environmentally destructive alternatives to the Delta Tunnels were largely ignored. The plan does not seriously consider any alternatives other than new, upstream conveyance. The decision-making process (from the outset) has tilted in favor of increasing water exports from the Delta.

Our tax and ratepayer dollars would be much better spent on:

· More aggressive water efficiency program statewide that would apply to both urban and agricultural users.

· Funding water recycling and groundwater recharging projects statewide that would be billions of dollars less expensive for rate payers than constructing a new version of the Peripheral Canal or major new surface storage dams. Meanwhile, these projects move communities towards water sustainability.

· Retiring thousands of acres of impaired and pollution generating farmlands in the southern San Joaquin Valley and using those lands for more sustainable and profitable uses, such as solar energy generation.

· Improving Delta levees in order to address potential earthquake, flooding, and future sea level rise concerns at a cost between $2 to $4 billion and is orders of-magnitude less expensive than major conveyance projects that are currently being contemplated.

· Increasing freshwater flows through the Delta to reduce pollutants so ecosystems and wildlife can be restored.

· Installing fish screens at the south Delta pumps to reduce the current salvage of marine life.

In Summary

The Delta has problems that need to be addressed, but the CA Water Fix tunnels are a 20th century idea that won’t fix them. It won’t produce more water, more reliable supplies, or improved conditions for the environment in the Delta.

The new EIR/EIS has not adequately addressed my above stated concerns. That is why I oppose the Delta Tunnels/California Water Fix (Alternative 4A).

Reclamation and DWR should prepare and circulate a new Draft EIR/EIS that will include alternatives that reduce water exports and increase Delta flows for consideration by the public and decision-makers. Such alternatives have a far better chance of complying with the Delta Reform Act and the federal Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts.
Thank you for accepting comments.

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Stina Va August 25, 2015 at 3:10 pm
Harriet Ingram August 25, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Big waste of our tax dollars, we don’t want salt water ruining good farming land.

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Sandy Goulart August 25, 2015 at 1:17 pm

STOP THESE TUNNELS! Billionaires Agribusinesses, on the Westside need to STOP planting permanent crops on desert lands!

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Diane Shoff August 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm

No tunnels. Tunnels will destroy the Sacramento San Joaquin delta

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Barbara Cullen August 25, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Leave our Delta water alone. The tunnels are a terrible plan. Too expensive and it will never work. What a waste of water.

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Kersti Evans August 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm

The tunnels will ruin our ecosystem

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Dianna kniss August 25, 2015 at 3:58 pm

This is our water.maybe you should get sea water and take the salt out.our area depends on the delta water for recreation and watering our many crops .get your own. Also you want us to help you pay for tunnels to steal our water. Bull shit!!!!

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Tracy Huddleson October 20, 2015 at 11:36 am

Amen to that!

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Kate Grebitus October 25, 2015 at 6:06 am

DOUBLE THAT AMEN!
50-60 Desalinization Plants can easily be built instead of spending it on the Twin Tunnels, that will cost in excess of $60+ Billion dollars, turning Northern CA farmlands into a salty dustbowl. One of the richest agricultural lands in the world, growing the highest quality fruits, vegetables & nuts will be lost. This is the very same land you are so willing to destroy with saltwater intrusion. And the amount of water delivered per billion dollars spent is negligible. Hey Southern CA, build more dams, repair the Aqueduct (that leaks like a sieve, and will not be paid off for another 35 years), and start building your desalinization plants. The longer you wait, the longer it will be before you get more water. Northern CA does not have it to give.

This is not about a little fish, big fish, birds or other endangered species. Yes, they all matter in the big picture, but it comes down to this, Southern CA is a desert land. You are demanding more than Northern CA can give. You took the Colorado River water until the states upstream finally realized they needed it too. Mexico was receiving next to nothing downstream of the massive Colorado River that helped them irrigate their farmlands and provide a healthy marshland for their fisheries. “Their” riverbed is dry.

In the last couple of years, the anthem has been “Just take it from the Aquaphor”. Well after well has been drilled, to the point of sinking farmlands, and wells going dry all over the state. The Aquaphor does not have a limitless supply of water. It is evident in our trees, as they are dying due to lack of water for their taproot. We voted to limit drilling last year, but it had a hidden extension. The drilling companies are drilling like madmen, and will right up to the 11:59 pm, December 31, 2016, deadline if the governor does not sign an emergency order to halt all drilling. We can not replenish the Aquaphor with just a good snow pack. Instead of demanding more water for the exploding population of California, ask the question, “Can California support more people, or have we hit our limit?” What has happened to the environmental impact reports required for developments in this state? We have pushed this state as far as it can go.

Californians must wake up to this Emergency…Please do not cause further harm to this state. We are supposed to be the stewards of our land, water and air. At this point, I would have to say we are failing at this. Governor Brown, Please do NOT make matters worse with this ill-conceived water project, The Twin Tunnels must NOT be built.

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Michael Cendejas August 25, 2015 at 4:53 pm

NO tunnels, makes NO sense, creates NO water!!!

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Frank & Mary Middleton August 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm

Subject: Oppose the Delta Tunnels/California Water Fix (Alternative 4A)

I am writing to express my strong opposition to the the Delta Tunnels plan. I have lived in a waterfront home on the Delta for 33 years and used the Delta for Water Skiing, Fishing and Cruising in the Delta for over 45 years. Please do not ruin the Delta by removing its most needed substance “Fresh Water” to maintain the balance of this unique Delta Estuary.

The Delta Reform Act of 2009, in which the California State Legislature committed to the “coequal goals” of providing a more reliable water supply for California AND protecting and restoring the cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta, cannot be upheld if the Delta Tunnels come to pass.

The California Water Fix does not meet the restoration goals of the Delta Reform Act; it is simply a plan to export more water out of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. The Delta Tunnels will also fail to provide more reliable water because the Delta watershed is already oversubscribed by five times in normal water years.

My objections to the tunnels are threefold:

The California Water Fix does not address the environmental, public health or economic impacts of the proposed Delta tunnels project. Also, the plan ignores alternatives that would save California tax and ratepayers billions of dollars, while investing in the jobs and local water sources that build sustainability.

My environmental concerns with the plan are:

· The impact on wildlife and plant species in the Delta that depend on freshwater include the Delta smelt, chinook salmon, steelhead, San Joaquin kit fox, and tricolored blackbird, protected species already on the brink that will face decimation due to a diminishing food-web.

· At sea, even the ESA-listed South Pacific Puget Sound Orca Whales depend on migrating Delta species that will be harmed by less water flowing through the Delta.

· The tunnels plan seems to ignore Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act which prohibits federal agency actions that are likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or that “result in the destruction or adverse modification of [critical] habitat of [listed] species.”

My public health concerns with the plan are:

· The tunnels will cause increased contamination of municipal water and wells for the millions of rural and urban residents living in the five Delta counties.

· The tunnels plan fails to model for potential increases of carcinogens and other formation of byproducts that would cause cancer and other serious health effects.

· Environmental justice communities, who depend on subsistence fishing, will also face food and health insecurities as a result of increased contaminants, specifically mercury contamination, in fish and wildlife populations.

My economic concerns with the plan are:

· For large metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles and San Jose that depend on export water, water rates and/or property taxes will go up, but they will get no additional water.

· No analysis has been done on how the lack of fresh water flows will impact San Francisco Bay tourism and recreation. These industries depend on Delta fresh water flows for their crab and salmon fisheries, wildlife sighting, boating, and their restaurant economy. This industry is worth billions annually.

· Salinity intrusion is already impacting the western Delta farms and removing Sacramento River freshwater from the system will make matters worse. Delta farmers cannot irrigate crops with salt water and they certainly cannot plant crops in contaminated soils. The Delta Ag economy, which consists of generations of family farms and farm workers, generates $5.2 billion for the California economy, annually.

· California coastal fishing communities depend on thriving wildlife. This historic industry is worth billions annually, with the salmon industry worth $1.5 billion annually alone. Thousands of jobs and livelihoods are tied to these industries.

· The operation and construction of the tunnels will obstruct and disable navigable waterways for boating, marinas and other types of leisure activities, in addition to creating conditions of low water flow that will foster invasive aquatic species, such as water hyacinth. Poor water quality also creates unsafe recreation. Recreation and tourism in the Delta generate $750 million annually.

Alternatives to Water Exports Ignored

Far far less expensive and less environmentally destructive alternatives to the Delta Tunnels were largely ignored. The plan does not seriously consider any alternatives other than new, upstream conveyance. The decision-making process (from the outset) has tilted in favor of increasing water exports from the Delta.

Our tax and ratepayer dollars would be much better spent on:

· More aggressive water efficiency program statewide that would apply to both urban and agricultural users.

· Funding water recycling and groundwater recharging projects statewide that would be billions of dollars less expensive for rate payers than constructing a new version of the Peripheral Canal or major new surface storage dams. Meanwhile, these projects move communities towards water sustainability.

· Retiring thousands of acres of impaired and pollution generating farmlands in the southern San Joaquin Valley and using those lands for more sustainable and profitable uses, such as solar energy generation.

· Improving Delta levees in order to address potential earthquake, flooding, and future sea level rise concerns at a cost between $2 to $4 billion and is orders of-magnitude less expensive than major conveyance projects that are currently being contemplated.

· Increasing freshwater flows through the Delta to reduce pollutants so ecosystems and wildlife can be restored.

· Installing fish screens at the south Delta pumps to reduce the current salvage of marine life.

In Summary

The Delta has problems that need to be addressed, but the CA Water Fix tunnels are a 20th century idea that won’t fix them. It won’t produce more water, more reliable supplies, or improved conditions for the environment in the Delta.

The new EIR/EIS has not adequately addressed my above stated concerns. That is why I oppose the Delta Tunnels/California Water Fix (Alternative 4A).

Reclamation and DWR should prepare and circulate a new Draft EIR/EIS that will include alternatives that reduce water exports and increase Delta flows for consideration by the public and decision-makers. Such alternatives have a far better chance of complying with the Delta Reform Act and the federal Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts.

Sincerely,
Frank & Mary Middleton

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Stina Va August 26, 2015 at 11:38 am
John Morelli August 25, 2015 at 5:32 pm

This is insanity! Complete madness. The beautiful Delta region, our environment, the entire ecosystem in the Delta will perish if these tunnels are built. It does not make sense to do this tunnel madness.

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Janice Hutchinson August 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm

The Delta Reform Act of 2009, in which the California State Legislature committed to the “coequal goals” of providing a more reliable water supply for California AND protecting and restoring the cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta, cannot be upheld if the Delta Tunnels come to pass. And thus they are illegal.
The many species, including ours, who rely on fresh delta water will not be upheld by this plan. And as far as agricultural needs there are many less intrusive ways to save water, including covering the canals to stop evaporation, not irrigating land which is inappropriate farmland due to runoff minerals, stop using water to extract oil, even desalinization is a possibility. As far as the delta goes, we need to strengthen existing levees.

Thank you for your attention

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Joe Peterson August 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Stop the tunnels! This is a waste of efforts and money and will not improve/produce more water.

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Ron Fletcher August 25, 2015 at 7:31 pm

We do not need the twin tunnels or anymore water pumped and taken from our Bay and Delta Waterway. Our Bay Delta ecosystem is dying.
WE NEED TO SAVE THE BAY AND DELTA . WE DO NOT NEED TO SAVE THE ALMOND FARMERS THAT EXPORT MOST OF THE ALMONDS OUT OF OUR COUNTRY.

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james athas August 25, 2015 at 9:58 pm

The tunnels will ruin our fishery.

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Lester August 25, 2015 at 10:41 pm

I just want everyone to know Me and my Wife and a lot of other people are going to lost our Homes because of this Evil tunnel scheme. Most of the people in these small towns are not wealthy our home is all we have. Is Governor Brown going to buy us all new homes Hell NO!! We will be bought out pennies on the dollar and forget about us.
I was reading about the Jewish people in the Ukraine, Russia is taking their homes and these people fear for their lives. Guess what came to mind, The Tunnels, This Governor and his Henchmen are going to come in and take our Homes and Farmland we have no say so about it. This is not the America I remember. We have a dictator for a President and a Dictator for our Governor. He didn’t have bids for the contract for the tunnels because he needed just the right guy to do his biding.
The sad thing about all of this is hardly anyone knows or cares about these tunnels. As long as it doesn’t affect them. I talked to my doctor today and she didn’t even know about the tunnels. I talked to my cousin in San Diego and she doesn’t know about the tunnels. The Media again is concealing information about these tunnels. If the public really knew how much these tunnels were going to cost and All of use are going to pay for a worthless pipe line that will take away all recreation, farming, kill millions of fish. Turn the delta into a cesspool of Death and I am not just talking about fish.
We need to get the word out on the internet, family, friends and who ever. The them to send what they receive from use to whoever they can.
Stop these Tunnels or there will be trouble, No one is going to give up their land, Homes without a fight.

My thought
Lester Kite

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Deborah September 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm

I know about the tunnels Lester, and I care. I’m originally from CA but now live in North Carolina. I’m signing these petitions, letting my friends know and sending letters to my Federal Congressmen. I do care about your home, as imminent domain has always angered me. I was born in SF, lived in Sacramento, then Los Gatos until I was 13, so I understand the Bay and the Delta well. My parents are now living in Petaluma where I went to high school, and this will even affect the water up the Petaluma River. I wanted you to know that I care. I hope everyone is successful in stopping this and saving your home.
Deborah

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Caryn Simon August 26, 2015 at 5:44 am

Restore the Delta not destroy it.

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Keirsha Girouard August 26, 2015 at 6:14 am

Just stop, the government doesn’t have the best interest at heart, don’t ruin the delta like you’ve done everything else.

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Melanie Schauer August 26, 2015 at 9:52 am

No tunnels in the Delta, Governor Brown. Dig deep inside yourself, destroying the Delta and our way of life can’t really be the legacy you dream of leaving.

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brian cleaver August 26, 2015 at 10:10 am

This is a complete affront on the people of California. No public approval of the BCDP and Mr Brown running roughshod over the public. In my opinion not only is the cost of the tunnels a complete waste and with likely overruns does not produce one drop of water. This is no way to fight drought conditions we need active programs that either produce water ( Salinity extraction) or conserve the water available. We can and will have to fight on the existing grounds outlined above. The real issue is this is a complete waste of money and impacts the lives and jobs in all northern California.

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Mark Whisler August 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

put the mailing and email addresses in your sample letter

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Stina Va August 27, 2015 at 9:13 am

Thanks Mark, we will do that!

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Bill Jacobson August 26, 2015 at 11:45 am

Mother Earth can no longer take the abuse. Mankinds insatiable appetite for money, power and greed must end now. Water is sacred. Water is Life!

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Robert Ansell August 26, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Just consider the business of fish we need fish to keep the rivers healthy. How can we in take such an important resource and just kill them for water down south.
Does federal enviromental law mean nothing.

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Carol Pecoraro August 27, 2015 at 4:21 am

Leave California alone, quite trying to waste tax payers money. There is no public approval for these tunnels. Sad that it has come to this.

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Mike Bennett August 27, 2015 at 10:08 am

Fly from Sacramento (brown grass) to LA (green grass) Your view from above does not lie. Socal needs to conserve and build storage and desalination plants. We don’t need the vampire tunnels.

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Sharon Joseph August 27, 2015 at 11:29 am

I strongly oppose this action. The Delta enriches the lives of all those who live around it. It makes no sense to destroy it Govenor Brown. It’s a waste of time and money that we don’t have.

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Kristine weber August 27, 2015 at 2:02 pm

So much water is ready going south our have dead trees and lawns the farmers can’t water their crops and in the desert they have green lawns and waste water we don’t need tunnels we need more water storage and the people in Southern California is Start conserving water

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Pattie Addison August 27, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Born and raised in the Delta. I strongly oppose building the tunnels. No! No! No Tunnels. Leave our Delta waterways and find water for Southern CA somewhere other than Northern CA.

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Joann Tucker August 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Please save the Delta Don’t destroy it!

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Denise August 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm

NO TUNNELS!!!! SAVE THE DELTA!!!!

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Karen wilhelm August 27, 2015 at 8:57 pm

As a water worker I see too much water waste and average user in southern part of state use 350 gpd. Per person conservation education and efficiency measures must be enforced. NO Tunnels

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greg goddard August 27, 2015 at 9:21 pm

As an avid salmon fisherman, I ask you to please not build the tunnels.
Greg Goddard

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Bob Simons August 28, 2015 at 6:08 am

Stop the madness!

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Debbie Fong August 28, 2015 at 8:07 am

I don’t want the tunnels .we need to save our wildlife .

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alex September 27, 2015 at 11:30 pm

Yes we do!!! It’s California for crying out loud, aren’t we know for our beautiful lands?? Jerry Brown needs to quit the bingo and come fish the delta for some large mouth bass, its much funner.

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Matthew Smith August 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

Stop violating the law and the trust of the people. Protect our natural resource; don’t destroy it. How can the Democrats justify this action and tell the people of California they fight for nature and the middle class; everyone knows only the big developers of southern California will profit from this plan while us middle class pay the price with our beloved delta

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Annette seabury August 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

What the muck?
Who will be digging through the muck to save the lives of all the innocent animals, fish, etc? The tunnels are beyond a stupid idea. Isn’t it cheaper and smarter and easier to come up with a DIFFERENT plan? Let’s think OUTSIDE the box jerry brown….

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James E. August 28, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Enough is Enough!!!! These waterways have been and will always be a way of life and apart of OUR life in this region! Gov. Brown is a LIAR, this water act will not address the water concerns that our region face as with most of California drought or NO drought! Our State Government does not have the right to alter, sway or reinstitute LAWS that impact and alter THIS Natural resource, today, tomorrow and the future…OUR FUTURE!

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Donald Maher August 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

NO NEW TUNNELS !!! DON’T RUIN THE DELTA FOR THE SAKE OF AGRIBUSINESS. WE NEED RESPONSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR ALL CALIFORNIANS; CALIFORNIAN CITIZENS NEEDS COME FIRST & A CORPORATION ISN’T A CITIZEN !!! BUILD A RESPONSIBLE WATER SYSTEM FOR ALL CALIFORNIANS !!!

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Raymond Ramirez August 29, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Save the delta! No tunnels

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Jane kilmartin August 29, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Please stop the tunnels

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edward vina August 30, 2015 at 5:56 am

No place in the world like the Delta and no place like California. There will be no repairing it if you the people that are elected to protect it fail.
PLEASE ! DO YOUR JOBS !

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Doug Dulude August 30, 2015 at 7:39 am

Save and improve the Delta not suck it dry ! Fish and animal life depends on it .

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cheryl bishop August 30, 2015 at 9:34 am

no tunnels ..

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william cuppoletti August 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm

As a former commercial fisherman, I can attest to the damage the tunnel will do the bay. Loss of suitable habitat of lower food chain creatures has decimated the commercial stock to the point of collapse. Don’t be on the wrong side of history. You will be remembered as dick cheney is for the collapse of the salmon fishery for a few bucks to divert water.

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JaneAmmerman August 30, 2015 at 11:43 pm

we need to stop changing our inviroment! We do so many things to our world in the name of progress, only to put millons of dollars and years to correct the wrong that we did…when will we learn? Yes, S. Ca. needs water, so does N. Ca. I’m not an engineer, but I just came back from Mexico, is there a way to spend the billions to build pumping plants and pump water to S. Ca.? That would create jobs in Mexico at their end and jobs at our end. We would put all the money into it (instead of tunnels), of course we would have to have our military insure that the drug cartel doesn’t interfere, but we do every where else anyway. This may sound rediculous, but to me, so do the tunnels.

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Richard Gaffney August 31, 2015 at 6:53 am

Simply more water away from the Delta will take more water away from the San Francisco Bay, and cause the degradation of the estuary and the valley

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Bradley Byrd II August 31, 2015 at 7:48 am

Studies have shown that this tunneling will cause more problems than it will solve. So why don’t you just leave well enough alone. That’s the problem with you goverment officials and people with too much money. You don’t know how to leave well enough alone. You gotta go ruining everything for your benefit and screw everyone else.

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Michael Whittington August 31, 2015 at 11:08 am

Don’t destroy a natural wildlife wonder and a million+ acres of farming land that is used to feed millions of Californians and Americans. The California Delta is an ecosystem that will crash if salt water back flows into the fresh water ways of the river delta.

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Gil Bustamante August 31, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Yes restore the Delta Not destroy it . No tunnels!

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Laura F. August 31, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Use this money to build storage for Northern CA. In a year such as this and the whole state is on drought alert how could one even feasibly think about building such an permanent structure that would ruin Northern CA. A total waste of tax payers money.

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Nancy petersen September 1, 2015 at 9:00 am

This is such a bad idea and a waste of taxpayer dollars. I am strongly opposed to the delta tunnels. Spend our money on more storage!
Thank you for hearing our voices.
Nancy Petersen
Hughson, ca

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Debra Dominguez September 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

I oppose the building of the Delta tunnels. We need the Delta to remain untouched.

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Morris Phineman September 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Build more dams, fill more reservoirs, conserve water and don’t build the Delta Tunnels.

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Helen Winter September 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm

I lived in the Delta for nearly 60 years. It is a California jewel with its agriculture, wildlife, and recreation opportunities. Please do not allow this this tunnel to be built. It would be a disaster from many perspectives. For water for the southern part of the state there must be other options. How about constructing desalination plants or building another dam? I urge you to protect the Delta and consider alternatives to the tunnel.

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Richard Hebert Jr September 1, 2015 at 10:59 pm

$60B wasted by the state for the sake of doing anything is ignorant, reckless and dangerous. This wasted money is nepotism at its worst. This project will solve nothing. Saline intrusion is harmful to the ecosystem of the Delta. STOP THE MADNESS

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Brad S September 2, 2015 at 1:56 am

On 8/28/15 salt water jelly-fish the size of large dollar coins were noticed at Sherman Island county park (end of Sacramento river) – the sign of things to come?
Read somewhere that 90% of a number of fish species were already destroyed (with current baby tunnels) – so lets build bigger tunnels to water a desert?
Fish or “green” desert – No sense whatsoever.
“Tunnel neutral” legislation my …. time to call your representative so they can count the votes they will lose – every switched vote means they have to make up 2 to get back to even with their competitor.

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Diana September 2, 2015 at 7:37 am

Save the Delta. We are farmers not only are you taking our livelihood away but where is the food going to come from to feed our people. Please vote for NO TUNNELS! SAVE the DELTA!

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Sally September 3, 2015 at 6:26 pm

No tunnels. You will kill the delta. What happened to the aqueducts better that were built to send water down south. Was that just a wast of taxs payers money

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Erica Tate September 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Govenor Brown,
I strongly oppose the formation of tunnels that steal our water supply. 60 billion is money that could be used for creation of water conservation. We are all in a drought. This is not the answer!
Erica Tate

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Drew Witt September 4, 2015 at 11:02 am

Stop the tunnels!! It comes down to what’s more important; Food from agriculture, or tech. Now technology can be designed anywhere. Central California’s climate is neccissary for such a large scale agriculture system. Decimating the water source there would be catastrophic and far reaching. Building cities in the deserts of Southern California was their first mistake.

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Ernest Luckhardt September 4, 2015 at 12:51 pm

No need for this expenses waste of money, the Tunnel will take away farmers and homeowners & commercial property owners property to build this monster.

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Rich Wilson September 5, 2015 at 4:06 am

No, Mr. Brown!

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Barbara Nelson September 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

No tunnels

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Kristin Joseph September 15, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Save and restore the Delta. The tunnels will ruin a way of life for many of us. Whether it is agriculture, the ecosystem or tourism, our Delta will never be the same if the tunnels go through. There are many alternatives which are far less destructive!

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don preston September 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm

kill this Mr. Brown vote no

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Rain McNeill September 15, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The largest money grab of our most valuable resource funded by large agro-biz and sold by Jerry Brown to the highest bidder. No scientist involved believes this is a good idea for anyone but the people residing in a permenant desert in Southern California. This will go down as one of the largest man made disasters in history. Please lets not let Jerry Brown destroy the largest delta/wetlands on the western US coast. Please get active and get involved!! We can stop Jerry’s political cash cow!!

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Greg Mariano September 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Mr. Brown,
I oppose the building of your tunnels in an attempt to further you political contributions by the water pirates in the Central Valley. This is a prime example of what is the biggest problem this country faces. Big money buying off our politicians for their on greedy profits. You are asking us to spend 15 plus billon tax payer dollars so a few private corporations can continue to make record profits. They insist on growing water hungry crops in a desert. As if that isn’t enough the soil is polluted with selenium that is filtering into the ground water. We the people voted you cannel down isn the 80’s and now your trying to force it through without the peoples endorsement. may i remind you that you were elected to serve the people not the interest of a few that have more money than they can spend now.
Greg Mariano
Tax Payer

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Patricia Lind September 15, 2015 at 9:16 pm

The Delta Tunnels will further decrease Delta water quality and allow for less fresh water and more salt water to infiltrate the Delta. The tunnels will destruct much of the 100 acre wide strip that is planned to cut a crossed the Delta farm and wetlands to put 2 40 foot pipes over a 100 feet deep in the soil and encast them with cement to decrease infiltration or leakage. The water will go to Westlands who sell water for profit and industrial farmers who plant water gorging unsustainable plants while destroying the wetlands and using government subsidies. Water is a public right and fish, wildlife, local environmentally friendly farms and citizens deserve clean water and should have first in time benefits. These tunnels will destroy irreplacable wetlands as well as the largest estuary on the west coast, the home of countless endemic and endangered species, please do what is right and save our Delta and stop the tunnels. Use conservation and real sustainable measures to ensure clean drinking water. Thank you.

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Andreotti September 15, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Stop the tunnels, save the Delta, do not take our water!!. Will ruin the ecosystem of the Delta!!!

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Cindy September 16, 2015 at 7:13 am

No tunnels on our delta

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Dia September 16, 2015 at 10:04 am

NO NO NO!! NO tunnels. Save the Delta!! Why in the world would anyone think SoCal is more important than NorCal? Why is SoCal more important than OUR farmers, OUR homeowners and OUR commercial property owners? Ridiculous!! To destroy half a state to artifically grow an area that isn’t going to produce food, protect wildlife, or provide the recreational opportunities that the Delta provides make no sense. Spending that kind of money on a project few people want makes no sense. Find a real and sustainable solution and LEAVE OUR DELTA ALONE!!

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Roberto lovato September 17, 2015 at 3:27 pm

No tunnels!

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Jose Manuel Camacho September 17, 2015 at 8:04 pm

No tunnels, save the delta and ecosystem.

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Barbara Jo Silver de Jean September 20, 2015 at 7:14 am

Leave our delta alone!

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Jennifer Wheeler September 22, 2015 at 9:51 am

Sent comments to stop the tunnels

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Shelley September 22, 2015 at 11:06 am

This just makes me sick. I’ve raised my children here in Rio Vista. We moved here because of the Delta.
All I can say…is I HOPE…HOPE…HOPE this does not go through.

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Tom September 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm

WE have seen this Bull Crap Corporate Water Grab,Coming for a while now! Not Brown ,but the Feds basically made a settlement with these Water Contriving Tyrants! Stop This giveaway, and theft from the people!

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Steve Standridge September 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm

No more Owens Valley. Moonbeams push on the twin tunnels is nothing but scam just like the Owens Valley. It’s a LA water grab that will destroy the Delta.

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Sherry Stanley September 22, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Stop The Tunnels!!

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John Whitman September 23, 2015 at 5:25 am

Stop wasting the tax payers time and money on these tunnels. It will ruin lives in Northern California and besides they get plenty if water from other sources. Let’s

These tunnels will take away jobs and ruin a lot of farmers. Instead of stealing the deltas water we need to find other ways to bring water into California. There are plenty of options to do so but Jerry Brown cannot see past his own nose.

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Emma Hamm-White September 23, 2015 at 10:46 am

Just another power grab by the government; trying to control everything! Leave the Delta alone!!! NO TUNNELS!!!

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Michelle MacKenzie September 23, 2015 at 8:28 pm

Submitted my comments.

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Ralph Patton September 24, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Stop the Tunnels save the delta and ecosystem. This is corruption at it’s best

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Steve Standridge September 25, 2015 at 6:54 am

Don’t let the Delta become another Owens Valley…stop the tunnels.

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MARK STEBBINS September 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm
Constance De Mars September 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Please NO TUNNELS!!! This will devastate nature and the livelihood of generations of farming families. Why would destroy the beautiful Delta to farm the Desert. It makes no sense. Shame on your greed and stupidity.

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Bruce allen Hubbell September 26, 2015 at 8:35 am

My Question is, how could anyone in good conscious support a project that will affect the eco system of the entire central valley of California of which the consequences would bring about the extinction of many speicies and have an unforeseen and irreversible result.

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Janet Willett September 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Please, no tunnels. We have done enough damage to our Eco system.

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Terri Spencer September 26, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Pope says take care of our natural environment..the future depends on it! Who can argue with that?

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Rodney fagundes September 27, 2015 at 1:15 am

It’s total destruction of one the most important waterways in the state not only does it ruin our rivers but threatens our bays and Pacific ocean

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Linda Morse-Robertson September 29, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Gov. Brown appears to think HE is above the law and the Feds sold us down the river with their ever so generous GIFT to Westlands and Metropolitan Water Districts in the “forgiveness of debt”. How about we forgive these imperialistic idiots who are defying Federal law, LYING OUTRIGHT to the public as well as other agencies by allowing them to just disappear from this horrendous miscarriage of justice? How about we forgive YOU . Gov. Brown, YOUR stupidity and just have all of these manipulating liars leave town and leave our Delta AND it’s landowners alone? How about SOMEONE SOMEWHERE in SOME capacity FORCE the laws they are breaking down their throats? How about the land grab that seems to be proceeding BEFORE permits are issue just STOP? How about giving us, the public, the voters in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA what WE want INSTEAD of the corporate giants who paid ALL of you liars TO lie? How about you take the realistic other steps that can be taken BEFORE you DECIMATE the Delta? How about your let OUR farmers CONTINUE to farm with their SENIOR WATER rights and let those that chose to farm in A DESERT suffer the consequences of a very poor decision in the first place? HOW ABOUT THAT????

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Pete September 29, 2015 at 4:53 pm

So. Cal needs to spend their own money on desalinization for their own water or build more reservoirs, that will create jobs too.
So.Cal does not need to destroy are ecosystem in the north along with destroying jobs.
Tell Stewart Resnick to supply them with the water he has stored,

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Marti September 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

I can’t help but wonder why Jerry would want this as his legacy, the ruination of the Delta which is a beautiful, pristine area, not to mention people’s livelihoods, where families have lived and farmed for many generations. There are so many different alternatives, that would be so much less expensive and destructive to our beautiful Delta. DWR knows what they are, but chooses to ignore them, since their boss, Jerry is choosing to ignore the alternatives!! He must have too much pride and is too embarrassed to admit that this whole plan is a terrible, stupid idea.

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Kevin Korst September 30, 2015 at 12:57 pm

I oppose the delta tunnels project. The environmental impact is far to risky to the already damaged delta system. The damage would be irreversible and would ruin what is left of this amazing natural resource. Don’t do it!!!

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June Rice September 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Restore the natural waterways

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Laurel Filice October 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

I oppose this project as an ecological and financial disaster.

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Mel Corren October 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm

How is it wise to spend all of this money on tunnels which will disrupt an entire area and not produce one new gallon of water.
Why not put that same money toward developing new sources of water such as desalinization.

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Terri Paulus October 6, 2015 at 12:29 pm

It’s called the “water fix” yet it’s no new water fixing anything, its northern Californians water being shipped south. Other plans can create new water at less cost.

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Lorraine Behnke October 12, 2015 at 11:46 pm

Restore the Delta… Stop stripping Northern California of our resources! Southern California needs to learn to conserve like we have too. $$$ won’t replace the damage being done to our state by SoCal. While you’re at it, divide the state so we can have equal representation!!!

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Helder Garcia October 12, 2015 at 7:32 pm

I oppose this , killing the local watershed for political gain and financial loss

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Patti Camatti October 12, 2015 at 9:46 pm

I oppose the tunnels….

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Gurjeet Bhalaru October 12, 2015 at 10:11 pm

No tunnels please

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Denny Ah-Tye October 12, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Don’t mess with my Delta. I have been in Stockton for 67 years and the Delta has become more fragile from years of drought. The proposed Twin Tunnels will do more harm than good. Water experts have repeatedly concluded the Project has so many flaws to proceed without addressing their vald concerns.

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Emily October 13, 2015 at 6:19 am

There is NO way this ‘fixes’ the water problem in California. There is a fundamental difference in attitude about water between No. Calif and So. Caluf. In the North we KNOW how previous this redorce is and we respect it; we know we can not use this resource indiscriminately; we are blessed with this gift, not entitled to it. In the South, there has been evidence of the sense of entitlement since the days of Mulholland and the depletion of Owens Valley to today and the slow steady destruction of tbe Colorado River. And now the ravenous beast turns its attention north to assuage its thirst. NO!!!! No amount of money can make up for tbe loss of water in the North, which has allowed California to feed the entire nation. The resource of water in the North is limited, and the construction of tunnels will be a source of economic destruction of the the North.

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Dea October 13, 2015 at 7:03 am

Perhaps instead of killing and destroying the beautiful, natural homes of wildlife in areas that are well loved and frequented by many Californians and tourists, the state should consider not ‘donating’ such a large portion of water so companies like Nestle can increase their profits.

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Laura October 13, 2015 at 9:49 am

This is so not necessary! STOP THE TUNNELS!!

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Laura October 13, 2015 at 9:55 am

This is so not necessary, who is thinking about our beautiful farm lands, bird sanctuary’s, our total eco system for the people who live here!! In Northern CA!!!
Stop this nonsense, this is not necessary!! STOP THE TUNNELS!!!

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Shirley SEVERNS October 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm

What makes you think this is you solution? The valley needs this water to grow crops southern California has their own water.

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Gerri Lopes October 13, 2015 at 1:16 pm

STOP the tunnels!!

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Ann Burris October 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm

We have done enough throughout the history of California to control water delivery. I cannot understand how a project of this magnitude benefit all Californians. It’s very likely we will not get the historic snowfalls in northern CA that have provided water to the south in the future. Why are we designing a project that relies on snow melt? Gov Brown talks Climate Change but conveniently overlooks this fact in his myopic views on this project.

California doesn’t need tunnels.

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Treva Heringer October 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Hell no to the tunnels

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Michelle October 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm

STOP this ludicrous idea! It won’t help, but it will hurt wildlife and your checkbook!

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Sean Chapin October 13, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Save the Delta !

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Nichelle October 14, 2015 at 12:47 am

stop the tunnels!

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megan cloud October 14, 2015 at 3:11 am

Noo tunnels

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Brittany Harrold October 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

No to the tunnels.

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Alan October 14, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Stop the tunnels! We don’t need you guys stealing water for the riches!

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Susan Hobbs October 14, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Gov. Brown,

This is the most disappointing thing I’ve ever seen you do. I’ve supported you since your campaign and first term as governor. I wasn’t old enough to vote, but I pounded the pavement to get you elected. I’ve known for a while that you were overly beholden to Southern California interests, but to see you sell out to those who’d destroy the Delta to send yet more water south is extremely difficult for me to comprehend. You were once a defender of the environment.

Who are you, and what have you done with my governor?

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Scott Nilson Jr October 14, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Stop the tunnels, we don’t need to mess up the delta !

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Victoria October 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

STOP THE TUNNELS.

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Paul October 14, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Stop the tunnels. That is wrong.

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Jerry Fishbeck October 14, 2015 at 9:03 pm

How about waiting until we have a little more water to offer.
Now is not the time to give away what we don’t have !!!

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Pete wells October 14, 2015 at 9:30 pm

mr brown, I grew up out in the west delta and I believe this will devastate the eco systems! Please don’t put the tunnels in. It is such a fragile system and the brackish water will destroy life where the fresh water flows.

Sincerely

Pete wells

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Carrie Weinrich October 14, 2015 at 10:44 pm

when will we learn that all of these “fixes” don’t ever fix anything. They just create a bigger problem down the road. When will we learn? The tunnels are not the answer. Please put a stop to the tunnels!

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Cevan Forristt October 15, 2015 at 10:05 am

what a rip off that will be if that passes, i thought is was finished,when the peripheral canal was defeated, we have to stop it right now.

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Robert October 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Bad idea on flowing water from Delta to lower state and deplete the eco system that’s already harmed

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Tammie Parrino October 15, 2015 at 1:01 pm

These tunnels are wrong. I oppose the building of these twin tunnels!!!

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Ray Douglas October 15, 2015 at 2:40 pm

I understand this water is for LA how dose that help us up here

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H. Gordon Kemnitz October 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm

That this abomination of an idea is getting any traction at all in conversation between otherwise rational people is frightening. Want more water? Well, let’s just dam Yosemite Valley; After all, the moneyed interests took care of that with its twin early last century. Makes just as much sense, although I suspect the Fed might throw up an objection or two; and why the latter is not declaring this proposal DOA is beyond belief to me. But what a great idea, and equally ludicrous to what’s being proposed now; Except that this “water fix” would be far more destructive, as it would destroy the entire Delta and render many species within it extinct, due to permanent intrusion of salt water. And this is all to send more of our dwindling supplies of freshwater south in order to slake the thirst of agribusiness determined to continue to grow luxury crops in the desert for export. Governor Brown, I’m surprised at your continued insistence in attempting to ram this astoundingly idiotic idea through all opposition! You do not at all resemble that environmentally aware governor we elected, despite you regularly touting your “greenness”, especially vis a vis global climate change (to the Pope, no less!). Instead you appear to be more politically aware–that is, as to who is contributing to your coffers, and whose favors you need to return. However, this is one favor that should be off the table. I strongly suggest you come to your senses and give this “fix” the heave ho it so roundly deserves. Please give it up, Governor Brown–Forget the tunnels.

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Steve lassen October 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

stop the tunnels.

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Steve Thomas October 15, 2015 at 8:28 pm

Building tunnels to move water to the southern California area is a stupid waste of money. We need to build more dams to increase our reserve water capacity for the entire state. How many dams can we build that would serve all of California for the money the tunnels would cost?

No to the tunnels. No to the crazy train. No to Jerry Browns stupid ideas!

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Francesca October 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm

It’s a wast of money that could really make a difference elsewhere

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Bob Cowan October 16, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Stop the Tunnel project. I am concerned about the Delta habitat an the farmers who will lose their property through emminate domain. Build more dams for water storage.

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Linda October 16, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Please do not alter our Delta waterways. They have been healthy and good for many decades. Changing them is just another way for greedy capitalists to make money off of ordinary people who depend on our Delta in many ways as it is!

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Ellen Caldwell October 16, 2015 at 8:46 pm

The whole problem is population growth. I am NOT for more dams nor for this underwater tunnel. Jerry Brown, what happened to your sensible logic you governed with in the past? NO TUNNELS!

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Bonnie Scott October 16, 2015 at 11:23 pm

Why do we in Nor California always have to sacrifice for the glutinous ways of Socal.
We don’t take from them. Leave our water here so we can grow foods for everyone to eat.
NO TUNNEL NOW OR EVER AND NO STUPID TOY TRAIN FOR MONNBEAM EITHER PERIOD.

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Linda Wenster October 17, 2015 at 7:27 pm

This is the MOST ridiculous idea. No to the tunnels! We need to build more dams to increase our reserve water capacity for the entire state. I am a democrat who voted for you Gov. Brown and this is just a terrible idea. Please listen to all of the people who you govern. Very bad idea!

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Dennis Palmer October 19, 2015 at 8:04 am

No tunnels please Gov Brown

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robert beall October 19, 2015 at 10:49 am

dont do it.its wrong

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Vince Brady October 19, 2015 at 11:10 am

My first memories of fishing was on the Sacramento river around 1960. There were five of us fishing on a dock. One of the adults bought everyone of us kids drop lines with dacron line and bobbers on them. He kept baiting our hooks and we kept pulling in fish after fish. we must of caught over 200 strippers. We released all of them except one that was over 20lbs. I have never seen another day on the sac. river like that since. It’s already to late for my grandkids to have that joy that I had some 55 years ago. If the tunnels are built it will be for certain that nobodies grandkids will ever have a day anywhere close to that ever again!

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Tim Clark October 19, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Restore The California Delta — No More B.S. Tunnels. How about catching some of that water run-off in Southern C.A.

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Jeff Bodmer October 19, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Please don’t destroy our delta! I really don’t want to have to move away.

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Christian j Bried October 20, 2015 at 8:31 am

Save our water

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Pattie Addison October 20, 2015 at 8:41 am

The Delta is not only made up of waterways but farmland that provides food for people all over the World. Where do you think you will get the food you eat if you destroy the farm land it is grown. Do not allow the tunnel to destroy the great area so So CA can have water. It would cost less to build and use Desalination Plants.

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Jan Warren October 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

[email protected].

I am a citizen living in Walnut Creek. In September, 2009 I attended an informational meeting on the Delta Vision Strategic Plan at the local Lesher Center. I still have the glossy spinal presentation book. I was initially impressed with the presentation.

Over the years since then I have attended informational meetings and rallies in Stockton, Walnut Grove, and Antioch. I went out to physically see where the fish screes were used. I quickly became convinced that the nice sounding goals were high jacked by the large ag money interests in this state.

Some of the reasons for opposition to the tunnels
• No cost benefit analysis that includes the value of freshwater to the San Francisco Bay Delta estuary has ever been presented
• How does the CA water fix help reduce the reliance on Delta imports as mandated in the 2009 Delta Reform Act?
• The tunnels will not create more water; rather it will contribute to more saltwater intrusion into the Delta that further degrades the fish and aquatic life.
• I am appalled at the trampling of the property rights of Delta farmers and their livelihood and inability to leave their farms to their families since property will be acquired through imminent domain
• The cost for this project has risen over the years and the public who pays the bills have not been able to vote on it
• If this project is so beneficial, why have the legislative representatives of the Delta not supported it?
• The plan does not live up to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act
• The plan doesn’t adhere to the Clean Water Act
Alternatives to the Tunnel
• More aggressive water efficiency programs statewide
• Funding water recycling & recharging groundwater projects
• Retiring thousands of acres of impaired & pollution generating farmlands in the southern San Joaquin & using those lands for solar generation
• Improve Delta levees & increase freshwater flows
• Support efforts to replace old, large leaking pipes

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Victoria October 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm

I lived in the Bay Area all my adult life and retired to Tucson at age 57. I have watched from this distance, the waters in California slowly eeking out of reservoirs and the Delta. Tunnels are the brainchild of current Government, namely Jerry Brown who is trying his very best to leave a Governor’s legacy as “savior of the Delta”. Does not sound like Tunnels will be an expensive effort. California has already been on the brink of bankruptcy and this crazy tunnel train he is on is going to destroy what water there is left in the Delta. The San Luis Rey Dam is the very lowest I have ever seen it in my many years of travel to and from Tucson/S.J. Truly is a crying shame to observe the lack of water all around. The project is out of reach of available monies. It sounds like the tunnels would not serve to help California’s water problem at all. Too many politicians are spending money that we the People do not have to give. But . . . they do not seem to care. It is beyond my comprehension where the hell they think the money is going to come from to foot the bills on all the crazy propositions the California government proposes. God Help California and the Delta waters!

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Victoria October 20, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Meant to say in my earlier comment that “It does not sound like Tunnels will be an ‘IN-EXPENSIVE’ effort!!!

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Bonnie Sanders October 20, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Don’t mess with the Delta…Man has done enough to distroy This world…

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CA Water Plan October 20, 2015 at 7:33 pm

California’s lifeline prevention from a Water Armageddon and will save the state over $15 billion in unnecessary costs from the California WaterFix Alternative 4A (Twin Tunnels) proposal

Read more: http://cawaterplan.blogspot.com/2015/10/october-6th-2015-subjectnews-headline.html?m=1

All consulting work completely free of any compensation

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Patti Wallace October 20, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Come on, Jerry, wake up and save the Delta, our biggest, important ecosystem that will be destroyed with the tunnels! We feed the country with our crops, this will destroy our vitality and livelihood! Please reject the Tunnels!

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Joan Hansen October 21, 2015 at 12:28 am

An independent firm just completed a study that shows a desalination plant would cost less than the tunnels and produce 22 times more water. It also would not destroy the Sacramento / San Joaquin Delta area, jobs, towns, farmland that produces an unbelievable amount of produce and provides water sports, fishing, and a large tourist industry on land and on the thousands of waterways. Let’s see…..tunnels or desalination plant? Our brilliant governor wants his name on a big project.

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Michael Greggans October 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

NO! NO! NO!
As a fifteen year resident of the Delta, this is the first year that we experienced toxic algae in our backyard water. Brown has impeded the flow of the San Joaquin river, the problems have started. This is only the tip of the iceberg; if tunnels are built to export massive water flows, our Delta will die. No sane person with any foresight towards the future would even consider this type of folly, let alone take it upon themself in a Hitleresque manner and not allow the very public whose jobs, recreation, water supply, and way of life will be shattered have any voice via referendum!
NO!NO!NO!

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Howard Swarts October 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm

When the Spanish first viewed the Delta from the top of Mt Diablo they thought it was a beautiful giant lake. Mr Brown wants to turn this historical wonder into a giant mud puddle. No to the tunnels!

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Eric Lee October 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Stop the water loss to LA!! Save what is left of our Delta.

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Jeff Justh October 21, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Please, just STOP THIS MADNESS!!!!! Desalinate, Socal, don’t destroy the San Francisco Bay/Delta!!!!!

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Shannon October 21, 2015 at 2:25 pm

I am very opposed to the tunnels! The citizens should have a vote. We vote no!!!

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Allan Roff October 21, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Come on Jerry stop taking payoff money from the special interest water groups in Southern California they keep growing and expanding their land and cannot manage what they have and now they want to take away from others and in the process destroy our land and environment and is a huge waste of money there’s much better ways to do this we need more water storage capacity that’s the bottom line we have a water system that was designed to supply water for about 15 million people not 38 million like we have now and you people at the Capitol have done nothing for years to fix the problem it’s always conserved conserve conserve you can only conserve so much how many times can you divide a glass of water and still have a glass of water you all have done nothing to upgrade the system

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Elizabeth Hoeper October 21, 2015 at 10:02 pm

Please reconsider the Delta Tunnel project. Our eco system is much too fragile to withstand such a travesty. I’ve read the reports, it just doesn’t make good sense

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Jarod Ballardo October 22, 2015 at 7:16 am

Quit destroying the Delta, the proposed tunnels are ridiculous. I vote NO!!

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Carl Kruse October 22, 2015 at 3:15 pm

I am the great, great grandson of the founder of Walnut Grove, John Sharp and grew up in WG. I now live near San Diego and agree…NO TUNNELS. This is a stupid Jerry Brown project (like the bullet train) that needs to be curtailed. Add me to the list of No Tunnel advocates.

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Doug Dinjian October 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Come on Jerry…your plan makes no sense at all, except to a select few. Please represent all Californians and do the right thing and cancel this Tunnel Plan!

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Brian Flores October 22, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Please reverse the plan on building the tunnels and spend this time and energy to restore the wetlands of California. This is not good for the people, animals, or environment of California. NO TUNNELS PLEASE!

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Steven Alvarado October 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Please don’t ruin this beautiful watershed, full of life! Save the Delta!

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Joanne Broemmel October 22, 2015 at 10:57 pm

NO TUNNELS

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Jim Higuchi October 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

During the drought, when Gov. Brown asked the citizens of our great state to conserve water, we responded with responsibility and exceeded his request. While Southern California, not only ignored Gov. Brown, but in some cases increased their water usage! What makes you think they will use more water more responsibly.
As for agribusiness, I hope they look at ways to use the water wisely and choose crops that don not require as much water. If they choose to grow crops that use a lot of water, they should be made aware that during the next drought they will be the first to be cut.
I believe that more water storage is a better to go rather than spending millions on just redistributing what we have.

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Judith Buethe October 23, 2015 at 9:46 am

Governor Brown,
Your support for the Legacy Tunnels would wreck havoc on the environment, the economy, and the people of the Delta region. Your present stance seems very inconsistent with your past support for environmental issues! Back off! Be a positive example for others! It’s not too late to change your mind!

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Lindsay Marich October 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Stop this water grab! Preserve our beautiful Delta. Too much money. Gov. Brown, go back and play with the super train to nowhere

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Margr Barry October 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

No tunnels! Restore our delta. It’s in trouble now. Don’t make it much worse.

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Craig Hanson October 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm

This plan could wipe out my business, and the fishing industry as a whole if implemented. The Delta will be destroyed, and the only winners will be a few wealthy landowners. Can you really sleep at night knowing that you’re not just signing the death warrant for fish and wildlife, but also small businesses from the delta to the ocean.

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Heather Skarles October 24, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Don’t destroy our water system keep water local and don’t ruin an ecosysten.

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Tim shelton October 24, 2015 at 1:39 pm

I strongly oppose of this they should build their own lakes

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dan souza October 24, 2015 at 5:19 pm

leave delta alone

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Ron Hood October 26, 2015 at 8:58 am

The Delta is not only made up of waterways but farmland that provides food for people all over the World. Where do you think you will get the food you eat if you destroy the farm land it is grown. Leave well enough alone we don’t want any tunnels in our wetlands NO!NO!NO! stay away.
You should be taking all of the money you want to spend for tunnels and repair the Bay Area roadways that people travel evey day!
Altamont Pass West bound is were you should pend this money.

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Jeff Gillenkirk October 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Sent this to the BCDP today:

I am writing to express my strong objection to Governor Brown’s misguided Delta Tunnels Plan. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta features not only a unique and fragile ecological system, it is also home to a unique and fragile economic and cultural system that would be endangered by the export of vital water supplies. Delta farmlands were created by Chinese laborers who built the levees in the 19th century, then created a series of robust agricultural communities from Antioch to Sacramento. As expressed by California writer Sucheng Chan, who started the Asian Studies Department at UC Santa Barbara and is one of the leading scholars of California agriculture:

“Perhaps nowhere else in California has an area’s social structure so closely mirrored its biological and physical ecological balance [than in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta]. People of many different ethnic backgrounds have worked together closely for 130 years to make the Delta into one of the few places left in rural California where third-, fourth- and even fifth-generation descendants of some of the early settlers continue to farm the land in a complex pattern of interaction between man nature, and between one ethnic group and another. In this historical development, Asian immigrants have played a central role. More than any other place in rural California, the Delta has provided the conditions conducive to the establishment of relatively stable and settled Asian communities. Chinese have been involved in all stages of farm-making in the Delta: reclaiming the swamps, clearing the land, breaking up the sod for cultivation, leasing part of the land to grow crops, and harvesting and packing them for marketing.”

So not only are fish, fowl and farms at stake, but also the unique Delta blend of cultures and races. Please abandon this destructive plan to Drain the Delta.

Jeff Gillenkirk, co-author, Bitter Melon: Inside America’s Last Rural Chinese Town
http://www.bittermelonbook.com

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Mike Garza October 26, 2015 at 7:01 pm

No tunnels people need to learn to conserve and know that water does not come from the faucet and food doesnt come from the store. Southern California needs quit taking nor and cen cal water if you want our water they have to pay more. Or take that extra money and build more reservoirs down there and everywhere. Nothing of any segnifigance has been done in 50 years .this isn’t 1965 and california s population has exploded since. We as Californians need to rethink our ways and revise this state by leeps and bounds and live in to now.

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Greg nethercott October 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Don’t expand humanity where it can’t be sustained. What part of this do you not understand?!

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Jay Rosenberg October 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm

“One cannot hope to maintain a healthy estuary by taking more freshwater out of an already struggling habitat. With the effects of climate change increasing each year, we should protect the many benefits this estuary provides for humans and the environment.

Draining the bay-delta of water — and life — is not the way to do it.”

http://restorethedelta.org/blog/read-op-ed-in-the-sf-chronicle-on-bdcpca-waterfix-comments/

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Howard Friedman October 27, 2015 at 6:19 am

I urge that the delta tunnel be scrapped. It is an invitation to more degradation of the Delta’s habitat. We need stricter water use rules. People are used to unlimited water use. We need to know what’s precious and act accordingly. I visit the Delta four times a year to watch/photograph birds and I would be angry with government if they caved into demands for water diversion that would only support more poorly planned growth in the state. We are living beyond our means ecologically. Time to change our behavior. No to the Delta Tunnel.

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Joanna Rhodes October 27, 2015 at 7:23 am

STOP THE TUNNELS! Diverting water will dry up the land around the delta; farm land that produces food for people and waterways that have fish! By changing what is currently, you will end up destroying it all….for what?

Don’t ruin what Northern California has by giving it to Southern California, then Northern California will be changed forever!

Southern California needs to build reservoirs and figure it out. It makes NO sense to hurt one to try to help the other.

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Adam cox October 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

STOP IT ALEARDY !! Why can’t you figure out a better plan and save the delta . What can brown due for me ? Make Southern California find away to get there water elsewhere . You’ve had plenty of time to figure this out

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Daniel de back October 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Let LA find their own water!!! We need it here for all the reasons listed! We did not elect you to destroy the delta…read your history. This is not a good idea and if we had a vote it would be overturned. Do the right thing!!

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Margaret Corcoran Fletcher October 27, 2015 at 5:23 pm

I very much oppose the tunnels which will completely ruin the Delta and deprive migratory birds of their usual marshes and habitat. Drying up of the Delta would have a vast impact on the entire region.
Also, whatever would you do with all that tunnel mud? Bury the rest of the state? I feel this tunnel idea is completely wrong for California.
sincerely,
Margaret C. Fletcher- Fourth generation California farmer.

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John Parker October 27, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Dear Jerry Brown,
You will go down in history as the criminal that is guilty of the worst environmental crime in the history of the United States.
You make me sick Jerry Brown, you are a horrible person for ramming these tunnels down the throat of the California tax payers.
You will destroy all the fish species in the delta, destroy birds snakes and the entire chain of life in the delta and this will harm animal life all over the west coast as well as the livelihoods and lives of thousands of people that live and use the delta region. All for your own personal gain. The idea that you are doing this for flood control is a complete joke, a lie. You are doing this because you are being paid off by big money ag corporations and for that you are a complete crook.

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Anthony Berzinas October 27, 2015 at 6:56 pm

To think that the water conveyance through the Mendota Pumping Station can come completely from the Sacramento River System when all of the river systems that currently supply the water often don’t have enough water to export. This madness needs to stop, A proposition should be started to stop this effort. This will do so much harm to the estuary it is virtually a criminal act of monumental environmental destruction.

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Alan Ernesto Phillips October 27, 2015 at 7:10 pm

This clearly, corporate/lobbyist fermented project, does NOT include our Indigenous Tribes (recognized and UN-recognized) of the River & Delta at the table. I am deeply worried about all that is not being regarded and respected in this dangerous-sounding, massive and expensive project…. that very well may be to the detriment of tax-payers: Native and otherwise.

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Ash October 27, 2015 at 9:24 pm

Pyramid Lake is at 94% capacity Los Angeles. Shasta Lake 34%, capacity, Trinity Lake 22%, Camanch Lake 25%…Why are we sending our water south? Their getting more rain provide not agricultural production, and are not conserving water. Northern California has had exponential fire damage & farmers are struggling to provide the food we eat. Something is wrong wih our government it’s all about money until farmers are out of business, and everything is so dry it burns. We need a positive change and sending water south is not it. Save the Delta, save our agriculture, save our lakes. Don’t send the water south!!

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steve October 27, 2015 at 11:12 pm

Do the right thing. Do the right thing for the people of this great state. Do the right thing, not according to lobbyists, money and persuasion. Our Delta needs to be preserved and kept for future generations. Where is all that Delta Water gonna go anyways?

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Karen Franscioni October 28, 2015 at 8:55 am

To think that we are even contemplating this is awful. To sacrifice nature because it seems the easiest thing to do is lazy of us and a travesty to nature. Given time I am sure that other solutions for this problem can and will be found. Ultimately…..What we do the planet, we do to ourselves.

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Barbara buchanan October 28, 2015 at 9:48 am

Stop the tunnel. Save the delta

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charles October 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

Governor Brown you’er stupid the delta is a beautiful place. I’ve lived on the delta almost all my life I would like to have my grandkids to enjoyed the same beauty stop the tunnels you dummy.Have you toured the delta lately. You should and you would see.

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charles October 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Want you would destroy with the tunnels.

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Edward October 28, 2015 at 8:23 pm

the delta tunnels are a waste of time, money and resources. We don’t need to pump water south. We need the water in northern to stay in Northern California

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Eric October 28, 2015 at 9:44 pm

This will create even more irreversible effect on our fisheries and wildlife. NO TUNNELS!!!

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Barbara October 28, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Stop the tunnels!

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Katherine Rinne October 29, 2015 at 12:27 am

The Sacramento San Joaquin Delta is not only an important California ecosystem, but also one of the most important estuary systems in the world. It continued vitality is essential for all Californians. Rather than send water to Southern California, all Californians should learn to live with less water (that should be a mandate) and to properly manage the water that we have. For example, the rainfall in Los Angeles is for the most part sent right to the ocean rather than being “harvested” for use and to revive the aquifers. Correcting that grave situation would provide Southern Californians with abundant “new” water resources. Spend the money there, rather than on the tunnel. In fact, it is a strategy that should be used everywhere there are critical water issues.

Respectfully,
Katherine Rinne

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Lora October 29, 2015 at 7:27 am

Stop the tunnels!

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Juan tabares October 29, 2015 at 9:23 am

Instead of draining deltas, put higher regulations on farming water usage, like timed controlled drip systems instead of free flow watering

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charli October 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm

if we california citizens allow jerry brown 2 tunnel our water to los angeles then he will have successfully hold of the biggest water heist in california history while the citizens did nothing..

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Kathryn Vierra Borges October 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Dear Mr. Jerry Brown , I know you are a wise and gentle man, with that in mind I would like to remind you that the Delta is where most of the food and dairy comes from and animals, what if we had no delta rivers and no more of the wildlife that lives here ? What if the rivers turn to Salt water? To ruin this land FOREVER is not the answer to the water problems in Southern Ca. Please do not do this Horrific deed! God Bless you all!

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Brian Hatfield October 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm

There seems to be a terrible rush to push and rush this through, which almost invariably means Someone is making a lot of money and the rest of us will suffer. Just the brief perusal of the plan raises logistical and environmental questions. If we’re so hot to spend the money, we’d be better served doing infrastructure upgrades and conservation.

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gene b h October 29, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Peripheral canals with covers…oy gevalt
not again…some green gov…$$$$
nuts 2 u

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Sarah H. Simpson October 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Stop the tunnels. Stop the Special Interest land and water grab. This star of Californian can do better planning for future geoneratpionss….

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Martin October 29, 2015 at 10:26 pm

NO TUNNELS——ITS A HUGE MISTAKE———–PLEASE, WE IMPLORE YOU——STOP THE MADNESS AND THE TUNNELS SENDING OUR DELTA AND SACRAMENTO WATER TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE CENTRAL VALLEY

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DeAna Melilli October 29, 2015 at 10:38 pm

I am against the tunnels

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sarah October 29, 2015 at 11:21 pm

No This is a bad idea and figure out something else. Maybe like a desalination plant keep your hands off our Northern California Delta Water. Have you learned nothing of the history of this state’s thieving water barons don’t add yourself.

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Joan Hansen October 29, 2015 at 11:30 pm

All the comments are valid. A recent study found that one desalination plant would produce 22 times the water at one-twentieth the cost. That study alone rules out the tunnels. Jerry Brown needs to put his name on a desalination plant and get credit for making the right decision instead of being known for devastating the Sacramento – San Joiquin Delta.

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Rene Remington October 29, 2015 at 11:57 pm

GOV BROWN,

NO TUNNELS IN THE DELTA.
FOCUS ON DESALINATION INSTEAD.

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Bryan Baldwin October 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

I work in Delta on an ARMY CORP’S OF ENGINEER’S LEVEE PROJECT we measure river depth it’s only TEN FEET AT DEEPEST POINT where were working off Barges and they want to deplete it more at natures, farmers, fisherman, fish, birds on and on farmers Sf Block this now are you kidding me :( How will we get Barges in to do repair work if there’s not enough water to get Equipment in ridiculous. “Stop the Tunnels”

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Philip H Costa October 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

You are missusing natures plan. You will be punished!

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Larry Lack October 30, 2015 at 11:03 am

I think that our present Governor, the Honorable Jerry Brown, has put forth some excellent proposals to improve this Golden State, but political payback to his chief campaign contributor, multi Billionaire Head of Westland’s and Kern Water Districts Stewart Resnick whose political influence in receiving taxpayer-subsidized water has resulting in the state Dept of Water Resources to literally function as his subsidiary, . . . . . . . . is not one of Jerry’s better moves!

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Eric October 30, 2015 at 11:34 am

Gov Jerry Brown, this action shows me that you are in big ag’s back pocket and are not for the people like you say. You are making a big mistake at the cost of a very fragile and declining ecosystem. We should be doing everything we can to protect this treasure. Instead, you are trying to sign its death warrant. I’m asking you, please change your view on this issue. Think of your grand kids. This issue is bigger than making profits for the state and getting the rich few, Even richer. God bless the delta.

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Kristine Dean October 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

The delta is a place of true beauty that is left, not only for enjoyment, but so many boater live there due to the fact of that beautiful view. Others visit for enjoyment with family, look at what has happened th Folsom.please don’t destroy the delta

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Brian Stompe October 31, 2015 at 4:57 pm

The tunnels are a terrible idea and put the salmon and delta at greater hazzard than they are today, at huge expense to the tax payer.
DO NOT DO THE TUNNELS!!

Brian Stompe

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Kathleen Daly January 12, 2016 at 8:33 pm

The tunnels are the worst idea! Please stop the tunnels!

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