[env-trinity] Fresno Bee 4/29/10

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Fri Apr 30 11:17:40 PDT 2010


Farmers and fisherman still fighting over water

Fresno Bee-4/29/10

By Mike Doyle     

 

The push-and-pull over California water supplies continues this week, with
warring letters that pit farmers -- or, at least, their congressional allies
-- against fishermen.

 

On April 26, Democratic Reps. Jim Costa of Fresno and Dennis Cardoza of
Merced joined Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a letter to Commerce
Secretary Gary Locke, who oversees the National Marine Fisheries Service. 

 

The three Californians urged Locke to be "flexible" in his interpretation of
a biological opinion governing water distribution.

 

In response, an assortment of fishing organizations wrote Feinstein to urge
her to reconsider. Tellingly, the fishing organizations apparently targeted
only Feinstein, who as a statewide representative may be more sympathetic to
their pleas than the two House members whose districts are confined to the
Valley.#

 

 

Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land/fax (call first to fax)

415 519 4810 mobile

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