Usually, I'm not a fan of oversimplification. The world is full of nuance, and neglecting to realize that leaves you with this.
However, the debate over the Peripheral Canal truly can be distilled to these two essences:
• If you rely on water pumped down the California Aqueduct and Delta-Mendota Canal, you're in favor of a Peripheral Canal.
• If you rely on the Delta as a healthy, vital waterway with actual freshwater in it, you're not in favor of a Peripheral Canal.
Glad we could clear that up.