Editorial: Trump pick would drain Delta water supply (San Jose Mercury News – May 30, 2017)
Call U.S. Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Dianne Feinstein to reject his confirmation in June when it comes up for a vote! Excerpt: It’s widely known that Westlands covets more of the precious Delta water that provides nearly half of Silicon Valley’s supply. Bernhardt, a lobbyist from Westlands from 2011-2016, and his firm weren’t being paid more than $1 million to preserve the fragile health of the Delta, the largest estuary west of the Mississippi. In fact, Bernhardt helped Westlands develop lawsuits that specifically tried to do away with California’s environmental water protections. Read article.
Capitol Journal: Here's why we should think about protecting California fish (Los Angeles Times – May 29, 2017)
Excerpt: "Agriculture interests scream that government wastes water by letting it flow to the sea. But if water doesn’t flow to the sea, neither do salmon and steelhead. And that kills the coastal fishing industry." Read article.
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