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News Posted on June 27, 2013

Professor Frank Comments on Bay Delta Plan Litigation for Sacramento Bee

Professor of Environmental Practice Richard Frank commented for the Sacramento Bee on the lawsuits filed in opposition to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the state planning document intended to resolve decades of conflict over the management of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Frank said that litigation may have been inevitable, given the high stakes and contentious issues involved in management of the environmentally sensitive estuary that supplies water for more than 25 million state residents and more than 3 million acres of farmland. "I think, in part, it's unavoidable," he said. "The Delta is really the perfect storm of virtually every environmental issue and environmental controversy you could imagine in California."

Frank, a 1974 graduate of King Hall, is a leader in the field of environmental law and the founding Director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center at UC Davis School of Law.

Sacramento Bee