Gov. Newsom must counter President Trump's attack on bay and delta species protection

San Francisco Chronicle

In a devastating blow to the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta estuary last week, the Trump administration eliminated science-based protections for five of this ecosystem’s endangered fish species. An effort to revise safeguards for Chinook salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and delta smelt began under the Obama administration specifically because recent science demonstrated the need for stronger protections to prevent extinction of these unique populations.