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 16565 signatures
Number Date Name Location
16565 12 hours ago Canan Tzelil Beverly Hills, CA , US
16564 18 hours ago Deidre Digel Montgomery, TX , US
16563 19 hours ago Elizabeth Hucker New York, NY , US
16562 1 day ago Peter Seigars Concord, NH , US
16561 1 day ago Anonymous Riverside, NJ , US
16560 1 day ago priscilla grimmett hermitage, TN , US
16559 1 day ago Pam Lynn Oak Ridge, NJ , US
16558 2 days ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
16557 3 days ago Anonymous Upland, CA , US
16556 3 days ago katharine odell Madison, WI , US
16555 3 days ago Nicolás Caballero Sevilla, ot , ES
16554 3 days ago Jerry Rivers Roosevelt, NY , US
16553 3 days ago Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
16552 3 days ago Lajeanne Leveton Fleming Island, FL , US
16551 3 days ago mr. g. west everett, WA , US
16550 3 days ago Anonymous Longmont, CO , US
16549 3 days ago nelson myers harrisburg, PA , GB
16548 3 days ago Lynda West Falls Church, VA , US
16547 3 days ago Elisabetta Lelli Spinetoli - AP - ITALY, ot , IT
16546 3 days ago Elisabetta Lelli Spinetoli - AP - ITALY, ot , IT
16545 3 days ago Josefa Arana miami, FL , US
16544 3 days ago Richard Dunn Cape Coral , FL , US
16543 3 days ago Shannon Darsow Rosemount, MN , US
16542 4 days ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
16541 4 days ago Miriam Feehily Boehamwood, ot , GB
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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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