Last week, FOX pulled out all the teabags for their newest victim, a notorious water district in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Meet their victim of the month, Westside Water District: half the size of Connecticut, laden with farmers who get triple Federal subsidies (crop, water, electricity), and in hock to us all for $480 million.
|By: Kirk Murphy Saturday May 16, 2009 6:00 pm|
|By: Kirk Murphy Saturday March 7, 2009 6:01 pm|
California’s vast Delta — the largest estuary on the Pacific Coast of the Americas and the hub of the state’s sprawling water projects — shows every sign of ecological collapse. For the second year in a row, the number of Sacramento River salmon going out to sea is so small that the commercial fishing season will likely be canceled. Will California’s recent drought and chronically unsustainable water use finally stop the flow of Federally subsidized water to the wealthy deadbeats in the Westalnds Water District?