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 make 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 16956 signatures
Number Date Name Location
16956 1 day ago Ruth Galindo Sacramento, CA , US
16955 1 day ago Birgit Dashi Forchheim, ot , DE
16954 4 days ago Natasha Haynes Bristol, ot , GB
16953 4 days ago Christine Cranston Seattle, WA , US
16952 5 days ago William Mullen Wheeler, OR , US
16951 5 days ago Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
16950 5 days ago karen howard blaine, WA , US
16949 6 days ago orchid ra southport, NC , US
16948 1 week ago rocco frangione ottawa, CA , US
16947 1 week ago Josseline Husted Monterey, CA , US
16946 1 week ago Dennis Landi Long Beach, CA , US
16945 1 week ago Karen Janda Aurora, CO , US
16944 1 week ago Carol Gignoux Jamaica Plain, MA , US
16943 1 week ago Carol Gignoux Jamaica Plain, MA , US
16942 1 week ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
16941 1 week ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
16940 1 week ago Mandy Hahn Bloomfield, NY , US
16939 1 week ago pino m. bgd, ot , SP
16938 1 week ago roy bell Frankfort, KY , US
16937 1 week ago Jackie Martinez Belleville, NJ , US
16936 1 week ago Rhonda Ward Tampa, FL , US
16935 1 week ago Merikay Garrett Mahtowa, MN , US
16934 1 week ago barry werbowsky north york, ON , CA
16933 1 week ago Anonymous Luebeck, ot , DE
16932 1 week ago Deborah Cassady Naperville, 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 April 1, 2015.

Photo of Delta smelt courtesy California Department of Water Resources.

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