The Bakersfield Californian: Don’t use ‘drought emergency’ to divide us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; @MrSandHillCrane; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta In case you missed it… By The Bakersfield Californian Don’t use ‘drought emergency’ to divide us Saturday, Jan 25 2014 11:06 PM The terrifying consequences of California’s “drought emergency” cannot be denied: acres of mature, nut-bearing trees dug up; fertile land unplanted; agriculture jobs gone. Some communities are even struggling to provide drinking water for their residents. But last week’s “press availability” that starred three South Valley Republican congressmen — Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, Devin Nunes of Visalia and David Valadao of Hanford — as well as House Speaker John Boehner, the Ohio Republican, seemed more about politics than [...]