Re "Battle set on island habitat" (Page A1, Sept. 1): Gov. Jerry Brown's water diversion plan is extremely ill advised, and chock full of problems.
In the first place, why are we sending our water down to Southern California? Three decades ago, there were huge battles over Southern California trying to legislate a water grab. Their efforts were always turned down. Now our governor acts like he is a powerful king, and is doing some disastrous planning, which will affect the sandhill cranes preserve on Staten Island. That is a "magical place" to go and observe the cranes, as well as other bird species. It sounds like the construction involved will pollute and disturb hundreds of acres.
I hope all the environmental and other groups are gearing up for a major lawsuit to stop this very ill-conceived project.
-- Carolyn Sandie, Citrus Heights