Look, Im an environmentalist first and foremost, and I decry the disastrous decline of salmon up here, but the common good has to be considered. Central Valley farming is one of the country's major breadbaskets, and farms are already fallow due to lack of water.
The dam is already in place, the salmon are already degraded, I would venture at this point it's in the greater good, for all of California, to keep central valley farms green.
But if it's going to lawns and golf courses, that's a different story. Why water rights need to be socialized, so water that could go for drinking or agriculture doesn't get wasted.
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Mar 13, 2014
vol XXV issue 11
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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