A delegation of California Republicans is pushing the Biden administration to maintain biological opinions set up under the Trump administration to govern Delta flows to farmers.
In a letter to the Interior and Commerce departments this week, 11 congressmembers said water is a lifeline for farmers, businesses and local economies. The updated operations plan for the Central Valley Project provides “certainty and secure water for communities, families and farmers,” they write.
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“The unnecessary review and potential reversal of these important biological opinions would jeopardize water supply” and “have detrimental, long-lasting effects on our local economies,” said Rep. David Valadao in a statement.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (above) added: "It’s time that Democrats end the war on water.”