Coalition groups send public comments challenging Stanford's flawed plan.
Jan 9, 2013 — Beyond Searsville Dam, American Rivers and California Trout submitted their official comments on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Stanford University's Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). Extensive data provided in these letters challenges the adequacy of the EIS and highlights flaws in the National Marine Fisheries Service's outdated 2008 Biological Opinion for Stanford's Steelhead Habitat Enhancement Project. The letters request that the agencies not issue any permits to Stanford related to this incomplete EIS, that a supplemental EIS that addresses the inadequacies cited be issued for adequate public review, and that the agencies reinitiate formal consultation with Stanford on their 2008 Biological Opinion which improperly excludes Searsville Dam and diversions to other covered activities. We also describe unpermitted construction and operations not covered.
Read the full letters here: