From SF Chronicle - Friday, May 18, 2012
Coalition response...This editorial references "implied goal - unlimited water for all..." yet the authorizing legislation and the governing guidelines of developing the Bay Delta Conservation Plan makes no reference to such a status. There is another factor that many Californians forget when it comes to a reliable and dependable water supply for Central Valley farmers: much of the food they depend on comes from these very farms. It is consumers who will ultimately pay the price if the Plan fails. A blog at Smithsonian.com (http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/design/2012/04/futureproofing-california-farmland/) on April 25 said it most clearly: "if this food production powerhouse falters due to drought, failed hydraulic infrastructure, or insufficient economic resources to support existing systems, the grocery store landscape and the contents of refrigerators everywhere will change."
Finding a solution to the water supply and environmental issues in the Delta are equally important, according to the law. It is irresponsible to abandon the Bay Delta Conservation Plan when so much is at stake for 38 million Californians who feed their families with safe and dependable California produce.
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