Feinstein Wants to “Waive” Major Environmental Law

United States Senator Dianne Feinstein wants to waive the federal Endangered Species Act in order to take fresh water from the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and give it to Central Valley farmers who are suffering because of the three-year drought, according to the Chron. “Just get it done as fast as we can,” she told the newspaper. But such a move would likely devastate the already collapsing salmon and smelt fisheries in the delta, while making the estuary more salty and less hospitable for a host of other species.

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