Restore Hetch Hetchy?

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California Congressman Dan Lungren is asking the Interior Department to investigate whether San Francisco's use of water from Hetch Hetchy Valley is against the law. Claiming that the city isn't using its own water efficiently, Lungren's ultimate goal is to remove the dam and restore the valley to its natural state. Critics of the dam-removal idea say the valley provides a crucial source of water and power.


Dan Lungren, Republican Congressman representing California's 3rd district

Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of Bay Area Council

Mike Marshall, executive director of Restore Hetch Hetchy

Ed Harrington, general manager of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission