Viewpoints: Don’t let growers grab water with their distortions

Outlet: The Sacramento Bee

June 26, 2011

Although California farmers already use 80 percent of California’s developed water supply, it’s not enough for San Joaquin Valley farmers. In congressionally proposed legislation, the San Joaquin farmers would promote themselves from junior water contract positions to the head of the line in water rights, would bypass existing environmental protections and negate a major river restoration project in order to provide themselves with increased amounts of water…

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