On September 30, 2015 the Delta Independent Science Board released its review of the BDCP/ Water Fix’s partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report and Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Overall, the Delta Independent Science Board found the document unsatisfactory for use in evaluating the proposed Delta Tunnels and associated actions:
“We do not attempt to determine whether this report fulfills the letter of the law. But we find the Current Draft sufficiently incomplete and opaque to deter its evaluation and use by decision-makers, resource managers, scientists, and the broader public.”
The opinions from Delta Independent Science Board, comprised of prominent scientists, are expected to carry considerable weight in the NEPA and CEQA processes.