County advocates for Miocene

Supes ask Fish and Wildlife to intervene in ‘critical situation’

Folks reliant on the Miocene Canal, a portion of which was destroyed in the Camp Fire, received support from local officials on Tuesday (Jan. 14). The Butte County Board of Supervisors requested that the Department of Fish and Wildlife intervene in a “critical situation” that impacts wildlife and farms, and increases fire risk.

In a letter to Wade Crowfoot, secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, the county argues that PG&E, which owns the canal, “should be held responsible.”

It concludes: “We are entering the second year of an economic and environmental disaster along the Miocene Canal corridor created by PG&E. In light of the impact to threatened and endangered species, and the increased fire risk, the State of California must intervene.”