Conservation Coalition Outlines Goals for Governor Newsom’s “Water Portfolio” Plan

Sierra Sun Times

A coalition of 55 conservation, fishing, recreation, water policy, and environmental justice groups from throughout California, representing hundreds of thousands of Californians, sent a letter to state officials last week thanking the Governor for his “…leadership in tackling California’s water issues.” ... Jon Rosenfield, Senior Scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper said, “The governor’s approach can put us on the path to water sustainability that will provide safe drinking water for all Californians and the flows needed to protect our rivers, lakes, and bays. It would be a terrible irony if water conserved by Portfolio projects were soaked up by wasteful practices that bloat our demand for this limited resource. California doesn’t manage its water well —and that hurts our communities and wildlife.”