Rep. Costa's Response to Judge Oliver Wanger Salmon Decision
Feb 12, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – "Today's decision by Judge Wanger to grant a temporary restraining order on the salmon restrictions will allow the state and federal pumps to return to maximum capacity during a critical time period where useable flows can be captured, not wasted. This is indeed great news for our Valley's farms and economy. I have said time and again this biological opinion is flawed, has not helped the fish, and has dealt a crushing blow to the lives of very real people, costing our residents their livelihoods, lifestyles and their hope for their children.
It is important that we continue in the days ahead to press forward to ensure our farms and farm communities continue to receive all the needed supplies of water available, even after this injunction expires."