If You Tell a Lie Often Enough
It's difficult to counter the misinformation put out by so-called environmentalists
Feb 04, 2015
It's difficult to counter the misinformation put out by so-called environmentalists who have their hands in all kinds of organizations, elected offices and appointed bureaurcrats.
They've done a good job convincing the people of California that agriculture and farming use 80% of the water when the real number is 40% (It's 40%, Stupid). They would also have us believe that the current water situation is caused soley by the drought when there are numerous policy decisions that have been made making the situation drastically worse.
Governor Jerry Brown blew off any policy problems when he said, "Governors can't make it rain" back in January.
And, as the L.A. Times reported in December, "a growing number of environmental groups and their allies in the House take the view that Congress should simply stay out of the state's water allocation issues." The environmentalists use Congress and the EPA to pass the laws and regulations they want, but act like Congress shouldn't get involved if they propose changes they don't like.
In privious newsletters we've chronicled how environmentalists supported the California Water Bond's storage proposal even though they don't support new dams and guarantee their supporters no dams will be built (Prop 1 is not earmarked for new dams). The delay game has already started on any dam construction (Storage-Gate). We could go on.
So, now the State Water Contractors have released what they call a Delta Doozy. They like to point out misinformation being spread about the Delta. The latest is an opinion piece that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle claiming "there were no restrictions on delta water pumping in 2014 caused by smelt.” Can they really believe what they're saying? Read about it in the Delta Doozy.
“When you hear about water users south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta complaining about delta smelt forcing restrictions on water pumping, take it with a grain of salt…The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is on record saying there were no restrictions on delta water pumping in 2014 caused by smelt.”
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