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 17056 signatures
Number Date Name Location
17056 15 hours ago Anonymous Orange, CA , US
17055 23 hours ago Lynnette Barrera La Grange, CA , US
17054 23 hours ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
17053 1 day ago Alexandra Meyer Groebenzell, ot , DE
17052 1 day ago Sheri Minix Descanso, CA , US
17051 1 day ago Anneliese Lipinski Somerset, NJ , US
17050 1 day ago Doreen Frega Saddle brook, NJ , US
17049 1 day ago jude misurelli hockessin, DE , US
17046 1 day ago Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
17045 1 day ago Wilmer Gastineau Joplin, MO , US
17044 4 days ago Liz Reed Lake Villa, IL , US
17043 5 days ago John Browning Denison, TX , US
17042 5 days ago Lorrie Edmonson South Pasadena, CA , US
17041 5 days ago Caroline Williams Sydney, ot , AU
17040 6 days ago Jessica Whitfield lees summit, MO , US
17039 6 days ago Anonymous Clovis, CA , US
17038 1 week ago Heike Feldmann Griesheim, ot , DE
17037 1 week ago Oleg Varanitsa Redmond, WA , UA
17036 1 week ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
17035 1 week ago Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
17034 1 week ago Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
17033 1 week ago Pamela Miller Tolar, TX , US
17032 1 week ago mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
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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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