September 10, 2010
Via electronic mail & hand delivery
The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger:

On behalf of the following undersigned organizations representing environmental, hunting and fishing interests, we write to respectfully urge you to sign SB 51 (Ducheny). This important legislation sets forth the implementing structure for the Salton Sea restoration effort. SB 51 is the product of nearly three years of work and discussion between all of the various interests involved in Salton Sea restoration and reflects a balanced approach for integrating local and statewide interests into the implementation of the Salton Sea Restoration plan.

Salton Sea restoration is critical to protect globally significant wildlife habitat, air quality and water quality. The Salton Sea ecosystem provides habitat for more than 400 bird species and the endangered desert pupfish. The Sea also prevents dangerous amounts of dust pollution from blowing off exposed seabed – dust pollution that could be much greater than the pollution at Owens Lake. Preventing that dust hazard is critical to protecting public health and the billiondollar agriculture industry in the surrounding Coachella and Imperial Valleys. […]

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