Skip to comments.San Francisco Hypocrite Alert: Yosemite's lost valley will be subject of vote
Posted on 08/05/2012 12:11:27 PM PDT by jwsea55
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) This fall San Franciscans will vote on a local measure with national implications: It could return to the American people a flooded gorge described as the twin of breathtaking Yosemite Valley.
Voters will decide whether they want a plan for draining the 117-billion-gallon Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park, exposing for the first time in 80 years a glacially carved, granite-ringed valley of towering waterfalls 17 miles north of its more famous geologic sibling.
The November ballot measure asks: Should city officials devise a modern water plan that incorporates recycling and study expansion of other storage reservoirs to make up the loss?
The measure could eventually undo a controversial century-old decision by Congress that created the only reservoir in a national park and slaked the thirst of a city 190 miles away.
The battle over Hetch Hetchy, first waged unsuccessfully by naturalist John Muir, had turned the Sierra Club from an outdoors group into an environmental powerhouse. The fight gained momentum in recent years when unlikely allies joined forces.
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What a stunningly idiotic idea.
Let them drink Perrier.
This is an idea that has been out there for decades. I think only now were Bambi and his environmental czar were able to empower them to get this thing out on the ballot.
It will cut off all of the water supply of San Francisco and Peninsula cities, and will leave a gaping, dead chasm that will take hundreds of years to ever look like Yosemite.
We are living Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm. All pigs at the trough are equal, except some of them are more equal than others.
Power for me but not for thee.
They’re going to retrofit two dams in Ann Arbor Michigan with generators. Its the other 3000 dams in the state that need to come out.
Sounds like something you could support?
Power generation and drinking water....
SO how’s will they take if they remove their source???
The scary thing it that SF will vote to get rid of its water supply, then it will go to court to take somebody else’s water. Let’s not even start with the lost electrical power.
They oughta put the useless Yosemite under water too, no? More water for everybody.
Lets not forget the hundreds of billions in restoration grants that will be required to return the valley to its natural state.
But where are they going to get a conduit to feed them the water? It is amazing these mental geniuses don't mind doing this to the rest of California but Heaven forbid they do it to themselves. It does show there is some sort of mental capability with these people. So that would infer they have an agenda?
That's the coming surprise, they won't be getting the water.
There's always "reclaimed" water.
LOL this is too funny.
They can replace the electric power with coal plants or just do without and have brown-outs. They can just do without the water like the farmers they screwed had to do.
Plus, they shouldn’t complain about extra $2,777 per household a year that their water will cost it’s less than Obamacare will cost them.
I love it. I hope this turns San Francisco and the Peninsula cities into ghost towns.
I always thought that it was stunningly idiotic to have allowed San Francisco reparian rights along the Tuolumne River in the first place. What a scam! If you think California voters (generally) are lunatics, S.F. voters are by orders of magnitude far crazier!
Not sure you gain all that much, other than another place to put tourist attractions and the valley will be silt.
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