[env-trinity] Fresno Bee July 8 2009

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Thu Jul 9 14:15:49 PDT 2009

House panel rejects Nunes protest of water diversions 

Fresno Bee-7/8/09

By Michael Doyle 


A key House committee has slapped down the latest effort by Rep. Devin
Nunes, R-Visalia, to protest the diversion of Central Valley water for
environmental protection.


On Tuesday night, the House Appropriations Committee rejected Nunes'
recurring water amendment by a 33-25 vote. If it had passed, the amendment
would have blocked federal spending on decisions that divert irrigation
water to protect salmon, the delta smelt and other species. 


"People and communities have been replaced by a parade of extreme
environmental activists and their misguided causes," Nunes said Wednesday in
a statement. 


The committee voting on the proposed amendment for the fiscal 2010 energy
and water spending bill fell largely along party lines, with all Republicans
supporting Nunes and all but three Democrats opposing him.


In recent weeks, Nunes has brought similar amendments to the House floor and
to the House Rules Committee. In each case, the amendments lost. Nunes has
threatened to keep offering similar amendments wherever possible. 



Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 cell

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