Apr 14, 2018
Editorial: Twin tunnels avoid voters but not courts
Money talks. So do votes. An abundance of both reside in Southern California, which is why a horrible idea like twin tunnels under the delta still has hope of becoming reality one day.
This, despite the fact that, geographically speaking, more than half the state opposes it. If water users in Southern California and rich corporate farms in the San Joaquin Valley want it, our governor seems dead set on making sure it gets done.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnels, which his administration euphemistically refers to as “California WaterFix,” die more often than a cheap car battery. But they keep springing back to life, with south of the delta money interests supplying the jumper cables.