California’s Republican delegation is ramping up criticism of the Biden administration over rescinding Trump-era biological opinions governing water deliveries.
In a letter sent Monday to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the Congress members called the move a highly irregular departure from common practice and charged that special interests have influenced the decision more than any new science that has come to light.
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Fresno Rep. David Valadao has been lambasting the decision since it was announced more than a year ago. He argues it has caused significant uncertainty for farmers and would be detrimental to local economies.
In 2019 Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee blasted the Trump administration when issuing the environmental plan and demanded more information on that decision as well.