Thursday February 23, 2023

Daily Kos

At a time when salmon and other fish populations are moving closer and closer to extinction, Restore the Delta on Feb. 22 filed a formal opposition letter regarding the new Temporary Use Change Permit (TUCP) for SF Bay-Delta operations announced last  week in an executive order by the Newsom Administration.

The issuing of the permit by the State Water Resources Control Board on February 21 followed massive public outcry by anglers, Tribal groups, environmental justice advocates, conservationists and scathing editorials by both the San Francisco Chronicle and LA Times.

The RTD letter details opposition to the plan for four main reasons:

  • “The TUCP would have unreasonable significant environmental impacts.
  • The proposed TUCP is contrary to law because Petitioners failed to perform due diligence prior to submitting their petition.
  • The TUCP is not in the public interest.
  • The TUCP is contrary to law.” 

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