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President Trump on Wednesday signed a memorandum directing more of California’s scarce water supply to farmers and other agriculture interests in the state's Central Valley, a Republican stronghold
Environmental groups say the changes will speed the disappearance of endangered winter-run salmon and other native fish and make life tougher for whales and other creatures in the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean.
After an initial study by federal scientists found the rule changes would harm salmon and whales, the Trump administration ordered a new round of review, California news organizations reported last year.
"Making that permanent is potentially a death warrant for the larger Bay delta ecosystem," John Buse, senior counsel for the Center for Biological Diversity told ABC News, calling it a "total abdication" of the government's conservation responsibilities. "The president on previous campaign trips has made fun of the delta smelt, but it's really a larger ecosystem-wide collapse that we're talking about."
The Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental groups have filed legal challenges to the decision to allow the project to move forward.
originally posted by: ArMaP
originally posted by: visitedbythem
The problem is that liberals have halted much needed dams.
What are their reasons for doing it?
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: M5xaz
There's lots of desalination plants in cali... but they aren't very efficient. But hey, keep blaming the liberals!