View Full Version : Jerry Brown to Environmentalist Water Tunnel Critics: ‘Shut Up’

05-07-2015, 10:12 PM
California Gov. Jerry Brown had some sharp words for environmentalist critics of his proposed Sacramento River water tunnels. On Wednesday, Brown told critics of his $15 billion plan to “shut up, because you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about,” according to (http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/Gov-Brown-tells-critics-of-water-tunnels-project/KU2QzpJDXUuE-WCO72wZGQ.cspx) the AP.
Brown’s office told Sacramento Bee blog Capitol Alert (http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article20375127.html) that the governor’s remarks were made in “jest.” But the sharp rebuke highlights the tension surrounding the pricey project, which would send water from the northern part of the state south by using a pair of underground water tunnels to divert water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) has been under development for the last eight years, according to (http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/3901008-181/governor-brown-tells-critics-of) the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. Brown wants to use the tunnels to stabilize the water supply for the millions of farmers and residents south of the Delta.
But the project has come under fire from California environmental groups, who say the tunnels are not environmentally sustainable. Brown, who was forced to substantially reduce (http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-delta-tunnels-20150404-story.html) the amount of habitat restoration involved in the project, said he’s put a “million hours” into poring over every aspect of it.

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Dan D. Doty
05-07-2015, 10:22 PM
Brown is a nutter, but he's an honest nutter.

05-07-2015, 10:54 PM
spotted owl....delta smelt

The eco-nuts conflict with commerce every time.

Except of course the thousands of birds getting chewed up in wind farms and the birds and other wildlife fried in the solar panel farms. Apparently those are okay.

05-07-2015, 10:59 PM
Well, that was rude. lol.

05-08-2015, 09:13 AM
Meanwhile, we've had a couple of good, snowy winters, a rainy summer last year and a rainy spring so far this year. The states in the Great Lakes region could probably sell enough water without affecting the Great Lakes' water levels to help out CA, but we'd have to figure out a way to get it either there, or at least to Lake Meade. If we don't get rid of it and we have another rainy summer, DTE and Consumer's Power will have to let it out of their dam ponds to keep them from overflowing, then all the people who live downriver of the reservoirs have to deal with it.

05-10-2015, 08:05 AM
Good for him. The eco-nuts are the ones responsible for California's water woes in the first place. Population of the state has damn near doubled in the last 30 years, yet they've successfully blocked every effort to increase the states water reserve.

Had the state been allowed to grow it's infrastructure, they wouldn't be having any of the issues they are now. Gotta save a stupid little fish that is still going to go extinct though.

05-11-2015, 01:35 AM
The northern part of the state is going to hate this. Several northern counties were supporting a bill to secede--with their water--from California and form their own state: