CSPA Advisory July 1, 2010
CSPA, AquAlliance and CWIN Sue U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
The proposed new water transfers come at a time when the fisheries and aquatic ecosystems of northern California rivers and the Delta estuary are in a state of collapse.
"The Bureau's fallacious claim that massive serial water transfers from the Sacramento Valley to irrigate the southern desert have no significant impact on the farms, communities, fish and wildlife of the Sacramento Valley and the Delta Estuary evidences either a breathtaking incompetence or a flagrant contempt for the law, the environment and the people of the Sacramento Valley and Delta,” said CSPA executive director Bill Jennings. “We sue to compel compliance with that most basic of all environmental laws; i.e., the requirement to adequately analyze and disclose the impacts of a project,” he said.