Costa: Evidence Mounting in Support of BDCP

Aug 5, 2013
Press Release

Fresno, CA – Rep. Jim Costa pointed to a California Natural Resources Agency report released today as another sign that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) is the best path forward to meet the needs of California’s growing population. The report stated that completion of the BDCP would lead to net benefits of between $4.8 billion to $5.4 billion statewide and more than 500,000 jobs due to enhanced water reliability.

“We already knew that failing to act on solutions to our water challenges costs California dearly each year but now the long-term economic case for finishing the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is before us,” said Costa. “We have a clear choice between continuing senseless delays and gambling our economy away or charting a path forward that can help bring prosperity to all Californians. The price of inaction means that the Delta ecosystem will continue to decline along with its fisheries and the lack of water for our Valley and Southern California will continue to create economic uncertainty. It is past time to complete the BDCP and invest in our states water infrastructure.”

Costa has long supported the completion of the BDCP to restore balance and health to California’s broken water system. The plan would help meet long-term water needs of the San Joaquin Valley, the Silicon Valley and Southern California and restore the health of the Bay Delta.

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