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Twin tunnels will not save the Delta

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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 12:00 am

Happy birthday, Mr. President. I hope you enjoyed your day, but now it’s back to business.

Although some things I disagree with you on — backing of the twin tunnels that will supply more water to Los Angeles at the expense of the Central Valley — I do realize that you owe Los Angeles and San Francisco for their financial backing. That is the reason why, when you visit California, those two cities are on your flight plan.

Is it a time to pay back by destroying the farmland around the Delta, some of the richest farmland in the state of California?

Saltwater is not conducive to growing vegetables. When the water flow to the ocean is taken away, saltwater will take its place and the tunnels will have to be moved further up the source. All this talk about saving the Delta by building the twin tunnels is a lie and I will swear to it.

The federal government has no business interfering unless they are paying for favors. Our governor has turned this project over to the Department of Water Resources so they will take the heat and not our governor. Can we object to this project? Only time will tell.

Ben Coleman

Lodi

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