Some Environmentalists Are Disappointed With Governor Gavin Newsom

East Bay Express

Governor's office has seemed reluctant to help protect Northern California's rivers and fisheries if the actions might anger agricultural interests... Jon Rosenfield, a scientist with the watchdog group S.F. Baykeeper, said the federal plan leaves the Newsom Administration with two legal options — either cut back on its own water deliveries by an equal volume to mitigate against the expected increase in federal water deliveries, or force the Bureau of Reclamation into compliance with state laws.
"The state has its own Endangered Species Act, and it has its own responsibility to protect certain species," Rosenfield said.