2013-2014 Opinion Articles

The following selected opinion articles represent the views of the state administration in support of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

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Water Tunnels Good for the Economy and Environment

By Jerry Meral, Deputy Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency
Special to Fox & Hounds

Fortunately, in this day of bitter partisan divides, there are some issues which can unite people across the political spectrum. Water reliability and ecological restoration can be two such issues.

California’s vibrant economy and strong employment growth are both reliant on a dependable water supply. An interruption or reduction in the supply of water to most of the state from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta would cost the economy as much as $10 billion a year, and up to 40,000 jobs.

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