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-- is bad really bad so why should we worry about saving a three inch fish.
When tens of thousands of jobs are at stake on Capitol Hill one congressman stirred things up when he suggested the endangered delta smelt.
Fish might look better on a plate take a listen.
The water problems in California.
And are also rounds.
A little fish called the delta smelt -- some smell bidder for eating.
And the -- California though Parker savings.
And so all of this fight all of the war.
Really comes down to.
These fish -- guys kidding.
You really want -- start.
-- serious water war in California.
And you think somehow that's gonna solve your problems and get you more water.
Joining me now -- the two battling a water war congressman Devin and -- and John Garamendi of California represented known as.
We're talking about a lot of money but more importantly I read somewhere what 40000.
Farming jobs at stake is that right -- Most importantly -- is that this is deemed most impoverished area in the country.
We have 20% unemployment in the San Joaquin Valley some of these regions reached 40%.
And the reality of it is it's it's not just about the bait fish that they're talking about they've actually.
Come up with this scheme that -- you kill the bait fish that -- kills other fish that somehow.
The farmers and farm workers in -- looking valley are responsible for the decline of the killer whales out in the ocean so.
We have lost all.
Common sense in this country and all we're trying to do is put common sense back and allow this valley where I'm from -- I represent to go back to work.
Congressman Garamendi 40000 at least 40000 jobs at stake in that area plus food prices are skyrocketing across America this along continue to drive prices are.
Why is that three -- -- home.
-- Will -- you got your facts wrong.
Actually it's about six to 7000 jobs and that came from the water district that is in question here which actually.
Has the junior water rights.
They are the lowest.
In priorities and when there's a shortage -- -- was a three year drought in California they got less water there's no way near 40000.
-- because of agriculture.
The housing the collapse of the housing industry.
That did lead to an enormous number of unemployed.
Throughout California and certainly in the central valley congress comes real issue here just a moment let me I had just a second -- -- -- real issue here is not about the delta smelt.
In fact the -- assist them.
The California delta is collapsing.
And the water exports are a part of that problem and what was trying to be dealt with here all right is the total collapse of the -- in congress and as it's not serves I.
Audience it's not the first time a facial or.
Frog or are a little lizard.
Or a let's seahorse has caused a lot of disruption in in in a lot of things a lot of and a lot of our projects can be heard about to go icon and then you've heard about the canary when he would -- -- -- -- they put -- -- there are certain.
Please I'm asking our engineer and as -- we -- -- the responsibility to read it to the agonies and the enemy is it is cynical we -- them.
We have played this game for a long time what you have -- you have people from the 1960s.
Who came up with bright ideas that lived in San Francisco and Hollywood.
Who then ran for congress on the on the -- -- -- they're gonna save the world.
Because canaries in the coal mine in Tipton kangaroo rats and delta smelt.
Let me tennis going on here.
We have areas that have 40% unemployment.
We have hundreds of thousands of acres of land that's been followed over the last five years for no good reason at all as you said this we have high commodity prices.
And so so this is really about common sense vs.
Real eco terrorism to some degree.
And and here's -- thing if if the delta ecosystem is collapsing.
I would ask Nancy Pelosi John Garamendi senator -- -- a senator boxer.
To turn off San Francisco's water San Francisco's water would then it comes from the -- about a mountain range to.
If they're so worried about the delta smelt and that collapsing ecosystem.
Shut their frequent water -- go ahead -- they're not willing to shut their water off guides are.
Well let's get down to the facts here we know.
That in California we've got 38 million people we know that we have serious water issues.
This particular bill that mr.
newness has introduced is starting in a water war already he is putting aside a eighteen year.
Conflict that was solved with the San Joaquin river settlement.
He's taken that aside he's cut out the money and Andy's complained that nothing's happening.
It is really a very -- situation going on here.
With regard to the questions water district one of a multiple number of districts in California that received federal water.
They are short because they are at the shortest straw -- -- the junior water right other districts neighboring districts on.
In the central valley and San Joaquin Valley as well as to Sacramento valley have received.
Most of the water and in some cases a 100% of their allocation what we have here is an effort by mr.
-- to take one district.
The -- -- water district and using the power of the federal law jump that district ahead of every other water district in the state of California.
Throwing aside it's still all right -- -- -- -- -- and -- this is where I am sure you -- you cannot -- you cannot use just about to sound -- here.
This is really serious it's about the California economy it's also his bill destroys my.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This is complete and utter nonsense it's not about one district this is about the entire State's water system.
That essentially is being crumbling to its knees because these bulls have been shut -- off the pumps that put water into the -- if you've ever drove driven along I five in California you've seen it.
And they are directly responsible for drying up hundreds of thousands -- acres of farmland they won't answer the question.
Do they want to take San Francisco's water supply and the -- -- peninsula and dump it out the delta to save their precious fish.
No they don't because they couldn't take that from their constituents.
And so they talk about a water war -- started now there hasn't been a water war we have been put into their liberal concentration camp.
And my constituents in the San Joaquin Valley it's not gonna take their nonsense are more so mr.
Garamendi if you wanna cut off Sampras is -- water supply.
Go ahead let that's where I have some respect for you but until then that's it quickly Garamendi -- well.
newness I've got great respect for you -- you have a very bad piece of legislation here you need we all need to understand that there are.
Answers to many of the water problems in California but when you take forty years.
-- and the ability of the state of California to control its own water and hand it to the federal government take one water district.
Hi currently we had this that we had -- water district we -- this is correct he's been like race discussion topic but we did it we can't -- -- -- We'll continue we'll stay on obviously thank you congressman -- and -- and John German.
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