Re Tunnels wildlife impact unclear (Page A1, Dec. 18): The Golden Gate Salmon Association agrees that the Bay Delta Conservation Plans proposed tunnels are bad for Californias iconic salmon and salmon-dependent communities. The plan calls for two gigantic tunnels, big enough to divert the entire Sacramento River at most times of the year. History shows wed be fools to trust the tunnel backers promise theyll never divert enough water to harm salmon. And restoration of 100,000 acres of Delta wetland wont do much for salmon, even though it may be good for waterfowl. Lets be honest. The "peripheral tunnels" were conceived to help a handful of San Joaquin Valley growers get more water, not recover imperiled species like winter and spring run salmon. Why not put this to a vote of the people?
-- John McManus, Pacifica, executive director, Golden Gate Salmon Association