From The Record - Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011
Coalition response...Federal fish agencies failed to follow environmental guidelines in developing biological opinions that govern the flow of water through the Delta. These same agencies failed to consider the impacts to humans resulting from the biological opinions. These agencies failed to establish any scientific link between X2 and Delta smelt. The federal judge is right in his ruling---they just "don't get it."
From Hanford Sentinel - Friday, Sept. 2, 2011
Coalition response...Arbitrary decisions by federal fish agencies to move the X2 line in the Delta must be supported by science...a failure recognized by a federal judge. The judge's ruling allows water to flow to farms and 25 million Californians that would have otherwise gone to the ocean without any measurable environmental benefit.
By John Bass
From Delta National Park - Friday, Sept. 2, 2011
Coalition response...Amazing---this blogger would would throw science out the window in any attempt to resolve California's water issues. Instead, he describes as futile a federal judge's recent ruling that calls for federal fish agencies to substantiate the establishment of X2---a fresh water barrier to repel salt water in the Delta---with proven science. If science is not allowed to impact and direct water policy, especially as it relates to the Delta, then why are public water agencies spending millions of dollars to preserve the Delta's ecosystem while safeguarding a water supply for 25 million Californians?
By Dan Walters
From Sacramento Bee - Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011
From Fresno Bee - Friday, Sept. 2, 2011
The year's boldest California water bill picked one fight but found another.
From Modesto Bee - Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
By Brandon Middleton
From Pacific Legal Foundation - Friday, Sept. 2, 2011
From Chico Enterprise-Record - Monday, Sept. 5, 2011
From Press Democrat - Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011