The Golden State of California, once an overflowing cornucopia of food production, has struggled mightily in dealing with a severe drought over recent years.
While the drought is easily attributable to normal, cyclical weather patterns, it has largely been blamed on “climate change” by the liberals running the state, and their agenda-driven “fixes” for the issue have only exacerbated the problems and made the effects of the drought worse.
Key in this is the ludicrous policy decision made by California officials to deliberately pump perfectly good fresh water out into the ocean to help save the endangered 3-inch “delta smelt” bait fish, instead of allowing that water to be used for irrigation purposes by the thirsty farmers and ranchers inland in the Central Valley.
That all would change under an administration headed by billionaire businessman and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, who promised Californians he would “open up the water” if elected, according to The Hill.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2016
Speaking Friday at a campaign rally in Fresno, Trump declared, “If I win, we’re going to start opening up the water so you can have your farmers survive, so that your job market will get better. We’re going to get it done and we’re going to get it done quick. Don’t even think about it, that’s an easy one.”
He went on to talk about the number of farmers he has spoken with recently who are upset over the severe restrictions placed on the water supply, frustrated that progressive-driven environmentalism seems to be winning out over the agriculture that keeps people fed.
Unfortunately, several prior efforts by conservatives and those with common sense to reverse the ridiculous policies that place a bait fish above farmers when it comes to the limited water supply have been stopped by liberals beholden to special interest groups pushing an extremist environmentalist agenda.
However, should Trump get elected and succeed in implementing his America First Energy Plan, which includes a rollback of restrictive bureaucratic regulations such as those governing California’s water supply, the plight of the Central Valley farmers would be eased significantly.
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