Green Groups Ask US Agencies To Delay Calif. Delta Plan

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Thirty-seven California environmental groups on Thursday asked the heads of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce to delay a tunnel diverting the Sacramento River until questions about the cost and potential environmental damage of the project are answered.

In a letter addressed to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Commerce Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank, the groups said the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which would divert the Sacramento River around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, "looms as a giant unfunded federal...
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