Feinstein Chooses Agribusiness Over the Environment

US Senator Dianne Feinstein wants to suspend federal environmental regulations that protect the fragile Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta in order to dramatically increase water subsidies to California agribusinesses that grow water-intensive crops in the desert. According to the Chron, Feinstein is attempting to rush her proposal through Congress by attaching it to the federal jobs bill. Feinstein’s maneuver also coincides with news that the state’s salmon season is doomed for yet another year because of a major collapse of the fishery, mostly due to the lack of water in the Delta, according to the CoCo Times.

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