Center for Biological Diversity

Stop the Destructive Delta Tunnels

Delta smelt
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California's water, environment and wildlife urgently need your help.

Currently dry regions in the south of the state get water pumped from the far north via the San Francisco-San Joaquin Bay Delta. Limits on this pumping help protect endangered species: The pumps must be shut off or pumping reduced periodically in order to protect endangered Delta smelt from getting sucked into the pumps.

Unfortunately a newly proposed "solution" to these protections, called the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, would divert the water around the Delta with two massive underground tunnels. This solution will further harm the smelt and other wildlife that depend on the Delta. 

The Center for Biological Diversity is actively challenging the plan to making sure that endangered species are not harmed by the tunnels, but we need your help.

Please take action using the form below. Tell state and federal agencies to protect endangered species and reject the Delta Plan and its twin tunnels.


1-25 of 16725 signatures
Number Date Name Location
16725 1 hour ago J. Woodworth Newman Lk., WA , US
16724 24 hours ago Joyce Angleberger Funkstown, MD , US
16723 1 day ago Jorge Marques Maia, ot , PT
16722 1 day ago Platto Manuela Agnese rovato brescia, IN , IT
16721 1 day ago Anonymous east, PA , US
16720 1 day ago Tonya Howard Southampton, ot , BM
16719 1 day ago Christelle Michon Paris, ot , FR
16718 1 day ago Marthese Cassar GUDJA, ot , MT
16717 1 day ago Cuauhtémoc González Chípuli Shaker Heights, OH , US
16716 1 day ago Mary Ellen Pallatino Pittsburgh, PA , US
16715 1 day ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
16714 1 day ago mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
16713 1 day ago Jason Trentlyon New York, NY , US
16712 2 days ago Ann Bicking Richmond, VA , US
16711 2 days ago Tammy Swoboda Indianapolis, IN , US
16710 2 days ago Samuel McIntyre Fairfield, CT , US
16709 2 days ago Mehak Ratan Shrewsbury, MA , US
16708 2 days ago Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
16707 2 days ago barry werbowsky north york, ON , CA
16706 2 days ago Sharon Baily Charlottesville, VA , US
16705 2 days ago M Carson Miami, FL , US
16704 2 days ago Mihail Bancu Melrose, MA , US
16703 3 days ago doug miller Ewa Beach, HI , US
16702 4 days ago Drue CAli Calimesa, CA , US
16701 4 days ago Pam Miller No. Highlands, CA , US
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Read more about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan here.

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Photo of Delta smelt courtesy California Department of Water Resources.

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