San Diego hears view from San Joaquin County

Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller was among members of the Delta Protection Commission who spoke to the San Diego Union Tribune’s editorial board about local opposition to a state plan to build a pair of tunnels to bypass the delta to export water to other parts of the state, including San Diego.

The U-T asked what the opponents were really looking for. Here’s part of Ruhstaller’s answer:

“We want a solution that works. Regional self-sufficiency … The bottom line is what happens if we go to the fifth or sixth year of a drought? I will tell you if you have those tunnels you will not put any water in them because there will not be any water to put in them.”

You can read the whole Q and A here.

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