by DEVIN NUNES
Yesterday, the Fish and Wildlife Service filed the required 48 hour notice of implementing the Delta smelt Biological Opinion. They found two smelt entrained in the pumps which triggers the BiOp. Therefore, the pumps will basically be shut down Wednesday at 5 pm.
Friday we get a two week TRO on the Killer Whale BiOp (some good news), then they smack us with the other hand and implement the Delta smelt BiOp. If I was a conspiracy theorist, I would say that they magically found two smelt because a TRO was issued last week. They really want the pumps shut off.