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Twin tunnels plan driven by politics

Coalition response…The Bay Delta Conservation Plan and its twin tunnels proposal has been developed through the work of scientists and researchers who have worked diligently in recent years. The goal of the BDCP is to establish a reliable water supply and restore the ecosystem of the Delta. Judge Oliver Wanger also ruled that the biological opinions that govern the export of water that flows through the Delta were “arbitrary and capricious.” He further directed the federal agencies to redraft the biological opinions and this time to consider the impact they have on humans. The twin tunnels would provide both ecosystem benefits and water supply reliability, co-equal goals established by the California legislature in 2009.

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