Mercury News: Feinstein bill risks further damage to Delta

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San Jose Mercury News editorial:
Feinstein bill risks further damage to Delta

April 22, 2014

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s willingness to do Big Ag’s bidding at the expense of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta is increasingly alarming. Last week she released a revised drought bill that has environmentalists up and down the state fuming — with good reason.

House Republicans are demanding that any drought legislation roll back crucial environmental protections and end the San Joaquin River restoration project. They act as if these rules are all about helping fish, but keeping the river system healthy is critical for people who rely on its water.
That’s particularly true in the Bay Area. The Delta supplies about half of Silicon Valley’s water supply. But for major agricultural interests, this battle is all about money. …

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