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.


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Number Date Name Location
15981 1 hour ago M Busch elizabeth, NJ , US
15980 6 hours ago Iovanoviciq Camelia Timisoara, ot , RO
15979 14 hours ago Lauren Warner Deering, NH , US
15978 16 hours ago wendy niemeyer waterloo, IA , US
15977 19 hours ago Julie Jensen New York, NY , US
15976 21 hours ago claudia correia portimão, ot , PT
15975 24 hours ago Anna Rincon Kennesaw, GA , US
15974 1 day ago Alejandro Manriquez Las Vegas , NV , US
15973 1 day ago margret head sparks, NV , US
15972 1 day ago Jessica Ballard Las Vegas, NV , US
15971 1 day ago Stephanie Gobert San Diego, CA , US
15970 1 day ago Alice Sather Newfolden, MN , US
15969 1 day ago Jann Lutterman W. Valley, UT , US
15968 1 day ago Liz Reed Lake Villa, IL , US
15967 1 day ago Antoinette Ohayon Miami, FL , US
15966 1 day ago Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
15965 1 day ago Rosemarie Smith Delznco, NJ , US
15964 1 day ago Steven J Ercole Staten Island, NY , US
15963 1 day ago Cortney Evans Stuart, FL , US
15962 1 day ago Amber Sims Santa Barbara, CA , US
15961 2 days ago alunni ilaria perugia, ot , IT
15960 2 days ago suzanne aagaard svendborg, ot , DK
15959 2 days ago MARIA PIA SCOTTO DI FREGA ROMA, ot , IT
15958 2 days ago Martin Haunhorst Bonn, ot , DE
15957 2 days ago Anonymous buffalo, NY , 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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