Delta ISB releases review of the Draft BDCP EIR/EIS

This just inThe Delta Independent Science Board (Delta ISB) has released its review of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.

According to the transmittal letter addressed Delta Stewardship Council Chair Randy Fiorini and Director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Chuck Bonham:

” … We commend the preparers of the Draft BDCP documents for assembling and analyzing mountains of scientific information, and for exploring environmental impacts of many proposed BDCP actions. The preparers faced a bewildering array of regulatory requirements and economic, social, and political pressures.

We find, however, that the science in this BDCP effort falls short of what the project requires.We highlight our concerns in the attached report. The report, in turn, draws on our detailed responses to charge questions from the Delta Stewardship Council (Appendix A) and on our reviews of individual chapters in the DEIR/DEIS (Appendix B). Our concerns raise issues that, if not addressed, may undermine the contributions of BDCP to meeting the co-equal goals for the Delta. … “

Read the report here: Review of the Draft EIR/EIS for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan



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