Rep. Tom McClintock (CA) published an op-ed in The Hill on his growing concern for California's Central Valley water supply. Rep. McClintock maintains that previous and current problems with the U.S. water system, "won't be tolerated by the new majority, nor by the American people." Read an excerpt below:
This is of crucial importance to the entire nation, since the Central Valley of California is one of the largest producers of our nation’s food supply. California produces half of the U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables on the nation’s grocery shelves and the prices you pay are directly affected by the California harvest.
The deliberate decision by this administration in 2009 and 2010 to divert hundreds of billions of gallons of water away from the Central Valley destroyed a quarter million acres of the most productive farmland in America, it threw tens of thousands of families into unemployment and it affected grocery prices across the country.
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