IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) - Orange County Business Council released the following statement today from President and CEO Lucy Dunn in response to the state's release of new draft chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan:

"A reliable water supply is essential to California's and Orange County's economy. Southern California water deliveries continue to suffer cutbacks due to conflicts with endangered species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and remain at risk of long-term interruptions from seismic threats. The release of the administrative draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan is an important step in constructing a permanent solution for these ongoing challenges with our water supply. OCBC commends Governor Brown for thoughtfully pressing forward toward resolution of California's most fundamental issue curtailing environmental and economic progress."

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Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County's economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America's sixth largest county. For more information, visit

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Katherine Reedy
Director of Communications