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Letter: Twin-tunnels plan doesn’t pencil out
Coalition response…This letter-writer may want to update his information before writing again about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and its proposed tunnels. A full economic impacts study has been conducted by The Brattle Group, coordinated by Dr. David Sunding, Thomas J. Graff Chair in Natural Resource Economics at U.C. Berkeley. Sunding is also the founder of Berkeley Water Center and his clients include the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and U.S. Department of Justice. He is currently providing expert testimony in two interstate water disputes before the U.S. Supreme Court. His credentials are impeccable.
According to Dr. Sunding, the statewide benefit to California from implementing the BDCP is an $84 billion increase in business activity, $11 billion in wages for California workers and 1.1 million jobs over the 50-year BDCP lifespan. These economic benefits should be embraced by everyone struggling in this current economy. Read the study at: http://baydeltaconservationplan.com/Libraries/Dynamic_Document_Library/Draft_BDCP_Statewide_Economic_Impact_Report_8-5-13.sflb.ashx.