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 16751 signatures
Number Date Name Location
16751 13 minutes ago Theresa Corbett New York, NY , US
16750 1 hour ago toni lubka hendersonville, TN , US
16749 4 hours ago tom gebus czestochowa, ot , PL
16748 5 hours ago Lajeanne Leveton Fleming Island, FL , US
16747 5 hours ago Elisabetta Lelli Spinetoli - AP - ITALY, ot , IT
16746 5 hours ago Anonymous Maumelle, AR , US
16745 7 hours ago Pam Miller No. Highlands, CA , US
16744 8 hours ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
16743 8 hours ago Rick Tomasello Tucson, AZ , US
16742 9 hours ago Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
16741 10 hours ago Ana Menjivar Santa Monica, CA , US
16740 10 hours ago Francesca Husted Woodstock, NY , US
16739 10 hours ago Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
16738 11 hours ago Sarah Vandagriff Frisco, TX , US
16737 11 hours ago mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
16736 11 hours ago Denise Mineart Anderson, IN , US
16735 12 hours ago Virginia Allgaier Stirling, NJ , US
16734 21 hours ago Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
16733 1 day ago Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
16732 3 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
16731 3 days ago Kim Martin Arcade, WV , US
16730 3 days ago chenie kaur kuala lumpur, ot , MY
16729 3 days ago Ruth Jenkins Fair Oaks, CA , US
16728 4 days ago david calligeros Nyack, NY , US
16727 5 days ago Cara Ammon Chicago, IL , US
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Read more about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan here.

*Fields marked with an asterisk are required. Please take action by Dec. 31, 2014.

Photo of Delta smelt courtesy California Department of Water Resources.

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