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  1. #1 Trump OKs more California water for Valley farmers. Gavin Newsom promises to sue 
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    Gov. Gavin Newsom, in a pre-emptive strike against President Donald Trump, said Wednesday he plans to sue Trump’s administration to block a controversial plan to increase water deliveries to the San Joaquin Valley.

    Newsom’s office said he “will file legal action in the coming days ... to protect highly imperiled fish species close to extinction.”

    The announcement came just minutes before Trump appeared in Bakersfield to announce his administration had finalized an order removing regulatory roadblocks and enabling the giant Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta pumps to deliver additional water to the southern half of the state.

    Appearing with farm leaders and elected officials in the heart of Valley agriculture, the president endorsed new rules governing how water moves through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The decision is designed to open the floodgates so that millions of gallons additional water can flow to urban Southern California and the Valley, where farmers are constantly clamoring for additional supplies.
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    more resist bullshit by newsom just to be a royal pain in the ass. This delta smelt issue has gone on for years causing a burden to farmers in the central valley of California. Traveling up I-5 thru the central valley you can see numerous signs put up by farmers who are calling for change to the regulations that are keeping them from getting the water they need to grow crops.

    newsom owns a vinyard in Napa https://www.cadewinery.com/vineyard-team/ and you can rest assured that his precious vinyard is not affected by this bullshit water restriction regulations
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    We have a lot of extra water in the Great Lakes right now. We need to find somewhere for it to go this spring, or Michigan is going to have some serious flooding along the coastlines-especially West Michigan and the communities on Lake St. Clair. Why not find a way to transport it to farmers in CA?
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    Why doesn't someone just scoop up these
    stupid fish, put em into a big aquarium and
    sell them to Libtards who want to protect
    them??

    Libtards get to "feel good" for
    "saving" them, the state gets some extra
    $$$, and the farmers get their water.
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Why doesn't someone just scoop up these
    stupid fish, put em into a big aquarium and
    sell them to Libtards who want to protect
    them??

    Libtards get to "feel good" for
    "saving" them, the state gets some extra
    $$$, and the farmers get their water.
    Tell the migrants that these fish are great fried and the problem will take care of itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Why doesn't someone just scoop up these
    stupid fish, put em into a big aquarium and
    sell them to Libtards who want to protect
    them??

    Libtards get to "feel good" for
    "saving" them, the state gets some extra
    $$$, and the farmers get their water.
    Or just catch them and fry them and be done with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Tell the migrants that these fish are great fried and the problem will take care of itself.

    Very interesting idea !


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    Frying them works!!!
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    The delta smelt has been controversial for decades

    Endangered status
    Historically, delta smelt were relatively abundant in the upper Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, with populations declining dramatically in the 1980s.[16] They were listed as threatened by both federal and state governments in 1993, and sustained record-low abundance indices, prompted their listing as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act in 2010.[17][18] Critical habitat was listed for delta smelt on December 19, 1994.[19]

    Delta smelt are threatened with extinction due to anthropogenic alterations to their ecosystem, including urbanization, non-native species, water diversions, contaminants, and the conversion of complex tidal habitats to leveed channels.[20] A survey in April 2015 found only one individual delta smelt. Although the fish is almost extinct in the wild, extant populations remain in a captive-breeding program at UC Davis and in a fish hatchery operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service near Shasta Dam.[6]

    Court protection
    In 2005, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a biological opinion that the Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project were not having an adverse effect on the recovery of the delta smelt.[21] The Natural Resources Defense Council sued, and in 2007, Fresno U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Wanger found the biological opinion was arbitrary and capricious and ordered protections for the delta smelt while the document was redone.[22]

    In 2008, at the close of the court's deadline, the FWS issued a new biological opinion.[23] This time, the FWS came to the opposite of its earlier conclusion, finding the water projects were jeopardizing the continued existence of the delta smelt.[24] When six new plaintiffs sued, Judge Wanger preliminarily ordered the FWS to give him weekly justifications of delta flow restrictions and appointed four scientists as his own expert witnesses.[25] After haranguing FWS expert witnesses as “zealots”,[26] in December 2010 Judge Wanger, again, found the FWS BioOp was arbitrary and capricious and, again, ordered the FWS to complete a new one.[27]

    In 2014, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Judge Wanger.[28] While the new biological opinion was “a ponderous, chaotic document, overwhelming in size”, it was found not arbitrary and capricious.[29] The Ninth Circuit affirmed that the water projects were jeopardizing the existence of the delta smelt, and given TVA v. Hill's command that endangered species must be saved "whatever the cost", Circuit Judge Jay Bybee opined that California could only use the smelts' water after receiving an exemption from the God Squad.[30] In January 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court declined review without comment.[31]

    The smelt is unpopular among farmers, with a common complaint being that 200,000 acres of farmland have been left fallow due to "four buckets of minnows".[32] Although allegations have been made that this protection has hurt California's agricultural sector, with the devastation of hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in the Central Valley,[33] a 2009 UC Davis study estimated that job losses due to smelt protection were closer to 5,000.[34] An additional 16,000 job losses in the Central Valley were attributed to the drought California had been experiencing in recent years.[citation needed]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Tell the migrants that these fish are great fried and the problem will take care of itself.
    You rock, Rock.

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