Misinformation Shapes Legislative Outreach

Recently, 18 south-of-the-Delta and Southern California senators and assembly members wrote a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Resources Secretary John Laird, and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor complaining about delays in the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) process. They said the process has been open and transparent (not true); that the threat of a major earthquake in the Delta affecting water deliveries is imminent (not true); and that weather changes threaten the water supply of more than 25 million Californians (never mind that precipitation in Northern California has always been variable and that many of those 25 million people get only part of their water from the Delta).

Click here to see geotechnical engineer Dr. Robert Pyke’s response, along with his suggestions about what should actually be happening with the BDCP process. Dr. Pyke minces no words.

Of course, it’s beginning to look as if the BDCP hardly matters anyway.

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