Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Water watchers, you're not going to believe this...

Thank you, Los Angeles Times. Your editorial board is, by my estimation, the first of any major publication to understand what's going on when it comes to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the pumping projects that are draining it of life.

Your board seems to get that the Western Central Valley was never a sustainable farm operation in the first place, and that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's attempt to deliver water in a custom package to these farmers amounts to a big middle finger to everyone else who relies on or lives in the Delta.

Alert readers, check out the startlingly sane editorial here. (And, if you must, contrast it to the usual rhetoric-laden exhortations, which cite the Endangered Species Act as the favored bogeyman despite an arm's-length list of culprits for the Western Central Valley's water "crisis".)

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