In our report last week on the Senate Natural Resources and Water committee hearing on the DSC and the BDCP, we described an exchange between Senator Wolk and Westlands chief deputy general manager Jason Peltier. The Senator asked if Westlands would accept a stipulation that water delivered under the BDCP would go only to continued agricultural production. Peltier said that’s what Westlands farmers do anyway. Of course they wouldn’t consider using that water for anything else.
Bruce Tokars of Salmon Water Now caught the problem with that claim right away: Westlands has already borrowed money using the water they receive as collateral. Click here to see his new video on the Wolk/Peltier dialogue and the facts that Peltier didn’t mention.