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when it comes to the california delta, none of gov. jerry brown's potential successors have tunnel vision

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when it comes to the california delta, none of gov. jerry brown's potential successors have tunnel vision

gov. jerry brown scored big last week in his tenacious effort to build monstrous twin water tunnels in the california delta. but his legacy project could still collapse. no potential successor supports it.brown will be termed out in january. nothing's going to be built before then, and the needed permits probably won't even be awarded. the next governor could pull the plug. and all the wannabes are talking like they just might. at the least they'd hit the pause button.advertisementone tunnel might be ok, says the democratic front-runner, lt. gov. gavin newsom, but two are too many."there is room for cooperation and compromise around a single tunnel," newsom emailed me last week after the metropolitan water district of southern california committed nearly $11 billion to largely finance brown's $17-billion twin-tunnels project."the status quo is unacceptable," newsom continued, referring to the delta's quirky, unreliable plumbing. "the issue of responsible [water] conveyance — one that protects and advances the health of the delta — has to be a priority of the next governor."but that can't be our only approach. i strongly believe california must work to reduce our dependence on the delta by focusing on regional solutions, investing in critical water infrastructure like recycling and ground water replacement, and conservation."that's also the position of los angeles mayor eric garcetti. he wants to rely less on the delta and by 2035 obtain half the city's supp...