[env-trinity] Fresno Bee 4/29/10
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Fri Apr 30 11:17:40 PDT 2010
Farmers and fisherman still fighting over water
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
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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