Hetch Hetchy

Here's three cheers for your editorial (Sept. 2), "Shame, San Francisco." Mayor Dianne Feinstein is wrong in opposing Rep. Richard H. Lehman's (D-Sanger) bill to prevent the expansion of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park.

The Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct is San Francisco's Peripheral Canal.

One quibble: a year ago you supported East Bay Municipal Utility District's effort to build its own Peripheral Canal from the American River, a project long intertwined with the infamous Auburn Dam. Why shouldn't this district, if it needs to expand its water system, look to the delta like everyone else?

THOMAS J. GRAFF

Berkeley

Graff is senior attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund.

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