[^ top]

Add comment on:

Brown Administration Releases Deceptive Economic Impact Report of Delta Export Scheme
Dan Bacher
A controversial new economic analysis of Governor Jerry Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels purports to show a "net benefit" to California residents of $4.8 billion to $5.4 billion statewide. “This report compares California’s economic outcomes under the BDCP to the conditions we can expect without BDCP,” gushed California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird. “The result is clear: Achieving the water supply reliability goal of the BDCP is crucial to California’s economic future. But what cannot be quantified in an economic analysis like this is equally important. By safeguarding and enhancing the fish and wildlife of the largest estuary on the West Coast, we act in the interest of all Californians to come.” Carolee Krieger, the executive director of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN), disagrees strongly with Laird. She said the report falls far short of a Brown administration promise to provide a full, objective and transparent cost/benefit analysis of the BDCP. “This isn’t a complete analysis,” said Carolee Krieger, the executive director of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN). “This is a whitewash." "It glosses over the profound fiscal burden this boondoggle will impose on urban ratepayers south of the Delta, while exaggerating the benefits. And it isn’t fooling anyone. Even the primary beneficiaries of the Twin Tunnels – the corporate farmers of the western San Joaquin Valley and the big urban water districts of the South State – are getting cold feet about this project. Dr. Sunding’s report is a Hail Mary pass," she stated. Photo: Governor Jerry Brown is fast-tracking the construction of the peripheral tunnels, a $54.1 billion government boondoggle that will lead to the extinction of Sacramento River Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, Delta and longfin smelt, green sturgeon and other fish species.

Guidelines for commenting on news articles:

Thanks for contributing to Indybay's open publishing newswire. You may use any format for your response article, from traditional academic discourse to subjective personal account. Please keep it on topic and concise. And please read our editorial policy, privacy, and legal statements before continuing. Or go back to the article.

Comment Title (required)
Author (required)
E-mail     Display email?
URL
TEXT/HTML (required)
For plain text, URLs will be converted to clickable links. You may also use <a href="url">link</a> in plain text articles (other tags will be ignored unless you select "HTML"). When selecting "HTML", you must provide <p></p> and <br /> tags for paragraphs and line breaks.
 Is Text HTML?
Number Of Uploads
Maximum size of each uploaded file 480MB; maximum total size of all uploaded files 560MB; 6 hours maximum uploading time.
Accepted File Types: 3G2, 3GP, AMR, AVI, F4V, FLV, GIF, JPG, M3U, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPG, OGA, OGG, OGV, PDF, PLS, PNG, RAM, RM, TORRENT, WAV, WMA, WMV
For playability of media files on mobile devices, upload videos as MP4s with H.264 encoding. For audio, upload MP3s.
 CAPTCHA
Anti-spam questions (Required) What letter is missing from the alphabet: RST_VWX?
What is 7 minus 1?

You must preview your post before publishing.