Will It Make A Difference?
There are no elected officials, no business people, and certainly no farmers currently involved in the decision-making process.
Mar 14, 2016
Although it is unlikely the environmental ideologues who make the decisions on pumping will listen to her, Senator Feinstein is the latest political leader to call for increased pumping. These ideologues infest the Federal and State agencies that make the decisions on pumping. There are no elected officials, no business people, and certainly no farmers currently involved in the decision-making process. Therefore, the environmentalists and their allies in the agencies continue to have free rein to waste as much water as possible for so called environmental uses.
Even though it has been proven time and again that such releases have not benefitted the species for which they were taken, the releases continue because it achieves another goal of some radical environmental organizations. Namely, the denial of water to historical surface water users particularly farmers. By doing this, they hope to continue to force hundreds to thousands of Central Valley acres to be permanently fallowed. Someone else will have to explain their ‘reasoning’ on that, and the moral and ethical justification.
We have obtained a copy of what we believe to be the process used by these agencies to determine releases.
1. Identify Problem
Identify possible species affected, e.g., Smelt, Salmon, Grizzly Bear, Turtle, (be creative)
Release as much water as possible (note: The solution remains the same regardless of the problem)
Claim the law must be followed particularly the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Do not be too specific. Also, claim there is scientific basis for these decisions and the general population and their representatives are not competent to understand or have a part in this process.
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