By Dan Bacher
From IndyBay Media – Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Coalition response...Fishery experts within federal agencies have repeatedly stated that current conditions are favorable for soaring populations of splittail and the increased salvage of fish at the pumps are not unexpected. The splittail is not listed as an endangered species because of this very fact that its population dramatically moves up and down. Individuals who continually attempt to demonize the pumps should tell the full story to their readers.
From The Record – Thursday, May 19, 2011
Coalition response...If the plan studied by scientists of the National Research Council was the final plan for he BDCP then resolving Delta issues would be back at the starting point. But it wasn’t the final plan and we are not back at the beginning. The scientists were only reviewing a status report from last December. Since that time several reworked drafts have been issued, according to a previously announced schedule. The NRC scientists stated in a press conference that the BDCP science is “sound” and there is no need to start over with the process.
From YouTube – Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Coaliton response...It’s unbelievable that this video devotes the bulk of its time attacking Westlands Water District after introducing the video with the salmon lawsuit brought by the San Joaquin River Authority. Westlands has no involvement in the lawsuit but it doesn’t deter the makers of the video from their criticism. The lawsuit calls for federal agencies to rescind the current salmon season, citing an uncertainty with projected salmon population numbers. Even Zeke Grader, executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, indicated in a Feb. 20, 2011, article printed online in World Fishing Today that there is reason to be cautiously optimistic when looking at the projected salmon numbers. This video serves no purpose other than to spread false and misleading information.
From Fresno Bee – Wednesday, May 18, 2011
From Hanford Sentinel – Wednesday, May 18, 2011
From The Record – Thursday, My 19, 2011
From The Desert Sun – Wednesday, may 18, 2011