SEARCH BLOG: ENVIRONMENT
While the Obama administration takes the highly public lead on the U.S. Energy Shortage Creation Policy [E-SCrP], it has been taking a somewhat lower profile on the U.S. Food Shortage Creation Policy [F-SCrP]. Both are related to misguided, so-called environmental crises [never let a good crisis go to waste].
Just as the Obamaites are using thriving polar bear populations to prove how endangered the polar bears are, so too are the Obamaites saying that localized loss of a 3-inch minnow-like fish will endanger the whole Pacific Ocean food chain and so water has to be shut off to agriculture in California.
DeMint Seeks Immediate Reprieve in California Water Crisis
Amendment would suspend two environmental rules that have cut off water to vital farming region, costing thousands of jobs and threatening to increase food prices across the country
September 22, 2009 - WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, proposed an amendment to the FY2010 Interior Appropriations Act restricting funds for one year from being used to cut off water to California’s Central Valley. Environmentalists have used the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to stem the flow of water to the region's farming community, which produces 13% of the U.S. food supply and over half of the nation’s fruit and vegetables in order to protect a 3-inch fish called the Delta Smelt.