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Jerry Brown's $23-billion delta tunnels plan faces steep competition




California Governor Jerry Brown is in Washington, D.C. for the annual meeting of the nations governors.
California Governor Jerry Brown is in Washington, D.C. for the annual meeting of the nations governors.
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Jerry Brown has water on his mind. Yesterday, the Governor unveiled a $23 billion plan to overhaul how the state moves water from north to south. The proposal calls for two 35-mile long underground tunnels that would divert the Sacramento river under a sensitive wild life area.

And while the plan for this new plumbing is still in the developmental stages, critics are already coming out against it.

Here to fill us in is Paul Rogers, environmental reporter for San Jose Mercury News.