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Public Given More Time to Comment on Governor’s Twin Tunnels Plan

From the Stockton Record:

“The public has been given more time to comment on the governor’s twin tunnels plan, after officials released a legal document today that contains more details about how the plan would be implemented.”

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News Release: Draft Implementing Agreement Available; Draft BDCP and Associated Draft EIR/EIS Comment Period Extended

From the Bay Delta Conservation Plan:

“The U.S. Department of the Interior and the California Natural Resources Agency today [May 30] released the “Draft Implementing Agreement for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (IA)” for a 60-day public review and comment period. The Draft IA can be found here.

“Lead state and federal agencies have also extended the public comment period for the Draft BDCP and associated Draft EIR/EIS by an additional 46 days to allow the public more time to review and comment.

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Advocates Argue Twin Tunnels Plan Lost In Translation

From the Stockton Record:

“Nitty-gritty details of the governor’s twin tunnels plan are hard enough to grasp for English speakers plowing through 34,000 pages of environmental documents. Non-English speakers, arguably, have no hope at all.”

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Agency Publishes Draft Comments on Twin Tunnels Plan

From the Stockton Record:

“A state agency that oversees the Delta has published draft comments on Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels plan.”

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News Release: Correction on Delta Protection Commission Visual Simulations of BDCP Facilities

From the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP):

The Sacramento Bee’s article on visual simulations of certain aspects of the BDCP did not fully or accurately depict DWR’s review of the Delta Protection Commission’s (DPC) visual simulations of the BDCP proposed CM 1 construction.
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Brown Details Record, Challenges Facing California

From the Associated Press:

“Gov. Jerry Brown presented a robust defense of his record over the last three-and-a-half years during a speech to California business leaders Wednesday, promoting his efforts with education, pension reform, workers’ compensation, criminal justice and the economy. … Brown did not touch on two massive public works projects he is pushing …”

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Video Simulation Captures Scale of Delta Tunnel Project

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The water diversion tunnels that Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to build in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are so large that many policymakers and citizens have had difficulty grasping the project. The Delta Protection Commission set out to change that.”

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Blog: Principles for Sharing Design and Construction Oversight for Proposed New Water Facilities

From the BDCP Blog, in a post by Nancy Vogel:

“If the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is approved, public water agencies and the State of California will embark on one of the largest infrastructure modernization projects in the country. The currently proposed project includes three new Sacramento River intakes and 30-mile long, large diameter tunnels with a price tag of $14.5 billion.
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Blog: Donnelly — Twin Tunnels ‘Stupid’

From the Stockton Record Alex Breitler Environment blog:

“Here’s a transcript of what Donnelly had to say about the drought, endangered fish, and — first of all — the twin tunnels: …”

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Blog: Sneak Peak?

From the Stockton Record Alex Breitler Environment blog:

“Check out the Delta Protection Commission’s new ‘visual simulation,’ which gives you a sense of the size of the proposed twin tunnels intakes on the Sacramento River.”

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Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Panel — Delta Tunnel Project ‘Falls Short’ of Scientific Standards

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The state’s proposal to restore habitat in the Delta and build two massive water diversion tunnels on the Sacramento River ‘falls short’ in its scientific rigor, according to a new report by a group of scientists.”

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Experts — Many Flaws in Tunnels Proposal

From the Stockton Record:

“The scientific foundation for Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels plan ‘falls short of what the project requires,’ a panel of experts said Monday.”

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Groups Want More Time to Review Delta Tunnel Project

From The Sacramento Bee:

“More than 30 conservation groups are asking for more time to comment on the proposal to build two giant water diversion tunnels in the Delta.”

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News Release: Delta ISB Releases Review of Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) EIR/EIS

From the Delta Stewardship Council:

The Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) has released its review of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.

“The Delta Reform Act of 2009 instructs the Delta ISB to review the BDCP Draft EIR/EIS and to submit its comments to the Delta Stewardship Council and the California Department of Fish and Game.

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Commentary: Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a 50-year Gamble

From The Sacramento Bee, in a commentary by John Kirlin:

“Discussion about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan mostly revolves around new water intakes and the twin tunnels. But this ongoing debate misses a large elephant in the room; the plan proposes to lock in public policies on water operations for 50 years, and limit future policy decisions even though circumstances can – and inevitably will – change.”

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Four Weeks Left to Comment on Delta Tunnel Plan

From The Sacramento Bee:

“The public has four weeks remaining to submit comments on Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two giant water diversion tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”

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Blog: Enviros — Need More Time, Information to Comment on Twin Tunnels

From the Stockton Record Environment blog:

“Environmental groups are asking for another 60 days to comment on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, citing in part the lack of an implementation agreement that would spell out many of the specifics.”

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Wednesday’s Top of the Scroll: Brown Makes Urgent Plea for Delta Tunnels

From Capitol Weekly:

“Gov. Jerry Brown delivered an impassioned defense of his ambitious plan to drill huge tunnels through the delta east of San Francisco to move more northern water south, saying California’s economic well-being depended on it.”

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Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: New Entity to Manage Planning for Massive Delta Tunnels

From The Sacramento Bee:

“Construction planning for the giant water diversion tunnels proposed in the California Delta is about to be handed off to a new entity, one that gives a prominent role to the water diverters that will benefit from the project.”

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Blog: New Twin Tunnels Criticism

From the Stockton Record Alex Breitler Environment blog:

“This memo describes how the state would manage the twin tunnels project: By working alongside the water agencies that expect to use the tunnels.”

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