Governor Newsom's Water Resiliency Portfolio Initiative
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After Thoughtful and Balanced News Story,
San Francisco Chronicle Editors Retreat to Familiar Ground
Editorial: "The latest plan to drain the Hetch Hetchy water system doesn’t add up."
San Francisco Chronicle: Is Hetch Hetchy worth $100 billion?
Balanced article reflects on ECONorthwest's findings in "Valuing Hetch Hetchy Valley: Economic Benefits of Restoration in Yosemite National Park"
Valuing Hetch Hetchy Valley: Economic Benefits of Restoration in Yosemite National Park - report release
Value of Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Valley Restoration Could Reach $100 Billion or More
New report from ECONorthwest finds recreational value could reach $178 million a year alone; “Valuing Hetch Hetchy Valley: Economic Benefits of Restoration in Yosemite National Park,’ commissioned by Restore Hetch Hetchy, reinforces case for restoration
The mission, and purpose, of Restore Hetch Hetchy has long been to return the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park to its natural splendor. That will never change.
When Willie Brown was Mayor of San Francisco, he decided to bottle "Hetch Hetchy" water and to sell it at City-controlled venues. Provisions of the Raker Act, which allowed San Francisco to build a reservoir in Yosemite, did not allow resale for profit, so the idea did not last.
"the utter absurdity" that damming Hetch Hetchy "would exclude from its watershed tourists and campers, now or in the future, or lessen the pleasure ."
San Francisco's Freeman Report (1912)
A couple of proposals involving hydropower are afoot.
"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations."
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
We don't let our hair grow long and shaggy,
Like the hippies out in San Francisco do..
Merle Haggard, "Okie from Muskogee"