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
16807 2 hours ago Aysenur Çömlekci Manisa, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, IA , CA
16806 16 hours ago debbie mcqueen avon park, FL , US
16805 19 hours ago Shirley Gilbreath Valley Mills, TX , US
16804 1 day ago Debby Rising sacramento, CA , US
16803 1 day ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
16802 3 days ago ELLEN HOMSEY Hockessin, DE , US
16801 3 days ago karen black vallejo, CA , US
16800 4 days ago Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
16799 4 days ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
16798 5 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
16797 5 days ago Anonymous Pittsburgh, PA , US
16796 5 days ago Anonymous Pittsburgh, PA , US
16795 5 days ago john greaves carson city , NV , US
16794 6 days ago Evan Roman San Diego, CA , US
16793 7 days ago Shirley Janus wailuku, HI , US
16792 7 days ago Karen H Eicholtz Wyckoff, NJ , US
16791 1 week ago Kathryn Floor Marina, CA , US
16790 1 week ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
16789 1 week ago E Romano si, NY , US
16788 1 week ago Debora Delgado Port Orange, FL , US
16787 1 week ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
16786 1 week ago Gail Matwichuk Cultus Lake, BC , CA
16785 1 week ago Sally Dix Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ot , GB
16784 1 week ago Cari Morton Tallahassee, FL , US
16783 1 week ago mary iannelli phila, PA , 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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