Re "Wait to debate water bond, and then improve it" (Editorials, Sept. 5): The "habitat restoration" proposed under the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is designed to "green wash" the construction of the peripheral tunnels. In reality, there is no "conservation" in the BDCP.
The purpose of the $54.1 billion plan, masquerading under the "coequal goals" of water supply reliability and ecosystem restoration, is to facilitate the export of more water to corporate agribusiness and oil companies seeking to expand fracking operations.
In July, scientists from the federal lead agencies for the BDCP Environmental Impact Report -- the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service -- exposed the terminally flawed science it is based upon in 44 pages of comments. They criticized the draft documents for being biased, insufficient, confusing, and very subjective. The tunnel plan is based on the false premise that you can restore a river system by stealing more water from it.
-- Dan Bacher, Sacramento