For folks emerging from retirement to champion big gulp for Delta tunnel (mostly older white men who ruled over #CAWater for decades) here are facts:

1) Doesn’t protect communities that will experience 100% of loss of life & 80% of economic loss.
2) New intakes are not flood proof or protected from salt water intrusion. Our comments explain this.…
3) Exported water will lead to further groundwater depletion in Sac Valley.
4)The past is no longer a predictor of the future. And infrastructure has to change to meet the future.
5) Broad floodplain restoration that recharges groundwater across the state, that protects people from flood, restores ecosystems, along with urban conservation & sustainable levels of ag are the best Water future.
6) And those with old ideas rejected by Californians repeatedly need to go back to retirement. Your policies are unjust and do not solve the majority of Californians or the environment. @GavinNewsom
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CalEPA Building 1001 I Street, Sacramento
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