Antonio Rossmann

Viewpoints: Restore public trust to water law

Antonio Rossman writes for The Sacramento Bee, August 19, 2012

Big Water engineered the crash of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecosystem by increasing Delta extractions through secretly negotiated contract amendments. When challenged in the courts, California’s water “leaders” conducted scorched-earth litigation that postponed judgment against them until the damage was done. More recently, the state’s Colorado River water districts have brought the Salton Sea to the edge of disaster, again adopting the courtroom tactics of Big Tobacco, to postpone judgment until the damage is done.