Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes

BY REBECCA BEITSCH 

President Trump on Wednesday signed an order in California to re-engineer the state’s water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty agriculture industry and growing population further south.

The ceremonial order comes after the Department of the Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that for a decade extended endangered species protections to various types of fish — a review that had been spurred by the order from Trump. 

Trump said the changes to the “outdated scientific research and biological opinions” would now help direct “as much water as possible, which will be a magnificent amount, a massive amount of water for the use of California farmers and ranchers.”

“It would be different if you had a drought,” Trump added of restrictions. “You don’t have a drought. You have tremendous amounts of water.”

“A major obstacle to providing water for the region’s farmers has now been totally eliminated by the federal government,” Trump said Wednesday in Bakersfield, Calif., flanked by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), as well as Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who helped shepherd the changes to the state’s water policy.

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2 Responses to Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes

  1. Steve February 20, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    The Valley has suffered for about ten years, it is time for them to produce more crops and earn the living that they so deserve.

    Reply
  2. Joe February 19, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    Great! Here come more illegals!

    Reply

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