Reps. Jim Costa and Dennis Cardoza called on state and federal officials to show leadership and find a workable solution to complete the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). In light of anticipated announcements about the project in the coming weeks, Cardoza and Costa urged officials to find a balance between improving the water supply and restoring the Delta ecosystem. Costa and Cardoza cautioned that without their active leadership and engagement, completion of the BDCP may become unviable.
"It is imperative that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan strikes equilibrium between water supply demands and the restoration of the California Delta," said Congressman Cardoza. "Too much is at stake for this to fail, and it will if it does not reach the right balance between these interests."
"As state and federal officials make decisions about how to best move forward with the BDCP, they must remember the high stakes of failure, a return to the time of judges picking winners and losers in the courtroom where everyone loses in the end," said Costa. "Now is the time for real leadership to meet the long-term water supply needs of every region of the state."