No longer a believer

L.A. Times columnist George Skelton now questions the common concern that an earthquake will bring down Delta levees en masse, calling that belief “a stretch.” In the process, Skelton says many of the same things that some Delta advocates have been arguing for years — that a single-tunnel option should be on the table, that the pumps should be screened and that any plan to fix the Delta should protect not just the water supply but also the people who live there.

It would seem those advocates have had at least some success spreading their message beyond the five Delta counties.

Skelton’s newspaper also editorialized on Sunday that failing to take any action at all in the Delta will “result in almost certain disaster.” But it didn’t endorse the current proposal and argued that proposal should be weighed against alternatives.

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