Hundreds of people attended the “stop the state water grab” rally, protesting the state water board’s plan to require higher flows down the Tuolumne, Stanislaus and Merced rivers. The protest last August was the largest at the State Capital this year.
What’s worse, the “know-nothings” who deny climate change or the “know-everythings” who sit on the State Water Resources Control Board?
For the salmon trying to survive on the Tuolumne, Stanislaus and Merced rivers, the “know-everythings” are doing far more harm.
Four board members – chairwoman Felicia Marcus, Tam Doduc, Joaquin Esquivel and neophyte Sean Maguire – took an unnecessary and ill-advised vote Wednesday that has the potential to leave the salmon high and dry. That’s not a good place for salmon to be.
It also has the potential to cost hundreds of farmers and thousands of food-industry workers all or part of their livelihoods. Not that the board members care.
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