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Fish Over Farms

Nov 30, 2019

Newsom picks fish over farms, but still gets brickbats

SACRAMENTO — When a president was asked about his end goal in negotiations with his members’ employers, he responded with: “More.” No matter the proposal, he always demanded more of whatever was being offered to his .

I thought of that cynical retort when looking at the latest battle over water flows through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta — the tangled web of rivers, sloughs and marshland that supplies fresh water to millions of Southern Californians. When it comes to water supplies, environmentalists always demand “more” water for habitat preservation — they’re never satisfied with any compromise proposal.