|April 2014 - Individual Comments
|May 2014 - Individual Comments
June & July 2014 - Individual Comments
Future comments submitted to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan
website will be posted on a regular basis as we receive them.
|TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN COMMENTS
BDCP next comment period is expected in January 2015
To submit your own, or your organizations comments on the
Bay Delta Conservation Plan directly to the BDCP website please check back in late December 2014.
To submit comments via mail, use the following address:
Ryan Wulff, NMFS
650 Capitol Mall, Suite 5-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
| BACKGROUND ON THIS COMMENT LIBRARY
Until about December 13, 2013, the agencies maintaining the
BDCP website had been posting all correspondence and comments received on the
website. Then, the federal and state agencies refused to continue posting any
comments other than project proponent material touting the project on the website.
Friends of the River formally demanded that the agencies resume posting
comments and that they post all comments and correspondence on the website as
they had been doing up until about December 13, 2013. It is absolutely
essential that public interest organizations, public agencies, and members of
the public have access to comments made as they come in to assist in
formulating their own comments on the 40,000 pages of advocacy--the Plan and
draft EIR/EIS-- for the BDCP Water Tunnels.
The proposed BDCP Water Tunnels project that is the subject
of the BDCP draft Plan and EIR/EIS is perhaps the most controversial public
works project in the history of the State of California. Back in the late 1970s
and early 1980s the proposed project was then known as the “peripheral canal”.
A statewide referendum in June of 1982 blocked development of the project by a
2 to 1 vote. The proposal raises profound issues under several laws including
the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water
Act. As just one example, we have commented that the project is not permissible
under the Endangered Species Act because by diverting enormous quantities of
freshwater out of the Sacramento River upstream from the San Francisco
Bay-Delta, the project would adversely modify designated critical habitat for
at least five endangered and threatened fish species.
The comments will contribute to public
understanding of the environmental impacts and impacts to habitat for
endangered and threatened species likely to result from the BDCP Water Tunnels
project. Many comments raise issues under the Endangered Species
Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, which are both environmental
full disclosure statutes. Thus, the comments will be
of great significance to public understanding of the environmental and habitat
issues raised by the BDCP draft Plan and EIR/EIS.
There is deep and profound public interest in the BDCP
planning process. This organization is actively participating in the commenting
process. The comments will greatly assist this
organization, other organizations, public agencies, and members of the public
in spotting issues and developing their own comments on the draft Plan and EIR/EIS. The
comments are absolutely critical to
the public including news, nonprofit, and environmental, scientific and
educational organizations in attempting to understand the environmental and
endangered species impacts that would be caused by the Water Tunnels.
To view correspondence prior to December 13, 2013 (2007-2013) click here
(takes you to the BDCP website).