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
15859 12 minutes ago Beth Santore Lisle, IL , US
15858 1 hour ago Velvet Jacobs Washington, DC , US
15857 4 hours ago Carole Matthews Glendale, PA , US
15856 6 hours ago Adrian Freeman Toronto, ON , CA
15855 23 hours ago Amber Still Bellingham, WA , US
15854 24 hours ago Hilary Colacino Spartanburg, SC , US
15853 1 day ago darlene reynolds katy, TX , US
15852 1 day ago Dat Tran Upper Darby, PA , US
15851 1 day ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
15850 1 day ago Angie Hris Athens, NY , GR
15849 1 day ago Tanya Krusko Miami, FL , US
15848 1 day ago Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
15847 1 day ago Mitzi Toth Savannah, GA , US
15846 1 day ago Sheryl Greenhouse Ontario, CA , US
15845 2 days ago Nuria Vergara Torredembarra, ot , ES
15844 2 days ago nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
15843 2 days ago Joanne M Lester, PA , US
15842 2 days ago Melanie Fritz Weingarten, ot , DE
15841 3 days ago alunni ilaria perugia, ot , IT
15840 3 days ago Michael Schaper Conyers, GA , US
15839 3 days ago Anonymous Lakewood, CO , US
15838 3 days ago desiree johnson middleboro, MA , US
15837 3 days ago Paul RW Anthony Bonners Ferry, ID , US
15836 4 days ago suzanne aagaard svendborg, ot , DK
15835 4 days ago Matias Veglio Buenos Aires, ot , AR
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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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