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View Diary: Governor Brown Signs Human Right to Water Bill (50 comments)

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  •  Fracking and pollution (3+ / 0-)

    The main reason for this bill is the proliferation of surface and groundwater supplies contaminated by nitrates from fertilizers, selenium, pesticides and other pollutants. This bill should help the fight to stop the expansion of fracking in the San Joaquin Valley and elsewhere in California also.

    Ironically, while Brown signed this bill, he is fast-tracking the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build two peripheral tunnels to divert more Delta water to agribusiness interests who irrigate toxic, drainage-impaired land on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, land that should have never been farmed.

    In other words, the peripheral tunnels will not only kill fish and result in Delta farm land being taken out of production, but they will result in more agricultural pollution that will contaminate surface and groundwater supplies!

    •  far better IMO to just take the westside offline (1+ / 0-)
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      and turn it into a grassland wildlife refuge or something. but then i'm 4th generation norcalifornio and have been hearing about LA stealing our water since before i can remember. ;)

      best hopes for winning the peripheral canal battle again.

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