Just as human-caused global warming is close to being non-existent, so is the one billion non-existent dollars that Obama has proposed for a “Climate Change Resilience Fund,” which will show-up in his 2015 budget destined for Harry Reid’s dusty, bottomless shelf, where past budgets rest. But Obama has a pen and a phone, so don’t give up on him. I’ll go out on a limb here and guarantee that his billions cannot make it rain, not yet, maybe someday, but not yet. A Judge denounced the government-made drought as “unlawful.” (Yes, this has something to do with the Delta Smelt.)
The President signed an Executive Order that directs Federal agencies to take a series of steps to make it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and prepare for other impacts of climate change.
President Obama has said that we have a moral obligation to our children and future generations to leave them a planet that is not polluted or damaged. That is why in June, the President launched a Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge. Source: Nov. 2013, The White House
Not a drop of rain in that Executive Order.
Yesterday, Obama arrived in Fresno to announce millions, outside of the $1 billion, for drought aid. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are proposing $300 million in their legislation.
Senator Barbara Boxer’s and Senator Dianne Feinstein confirmed they will also meet him during his stop. The senators are now pitching a joint bill to deal with the drought. That measure increases pumping water from the delta and allows more water transfers between farms and irrigation districts.
The legislation also offers $300 million in drought aid. This latest measure follows a previous bill from republican congressman Devin Nunes which already passed the House. Source: ABC Local`
Currently, California Congressman David Valado (R) introduced, and the House passed on February 5, 2014, H.R. 3964, the “Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act. Every Democrat representing California voted against it.
California Congressman Devin Nunes introduced comprehensive legislation in 2011 to simply turn the water back on. By Fall 2011, 30,000 to 40,000 people had lost their jobs in the San Joaquin Valley due to regulations protecting a 2 inch minnow, the Delta Smelt, more generally known as ‘bait.’ Water was turned-off so that the minnow could not be trapped in pipes, and — no water, no crops. The details of that bill are below, and will give you a good look at how human-induced drought happens through regulation. See it under the photo below captioned Congress Created Dustbowl.
To be sure, California is currently experiencing weather-related drought conditions, but the man-made disaster hit the area years before 2014. Nunes is quoted saying they’ve needed legislative help (to switch the water valve to ‘on’) for seven years.
San Joaquin Valley farmers and growers were purposefully denied water for their crops and many were forced into financial devastation, leaving properties handed-down through generations with no yield, and no buyers.
● California’s water storage and transportation system designed by federal and state governments includes 1,200 miles of canals and nearly 50 reservoirs that provide water to about 22 million people and irrigate about four million acres of land throughout the state.
● In May 2007, a Federal District Court Judge ruled that increased amounts of water had to be re-allocated towards protecting the Delta smelt – a three-inch fish on the Endangered Species List.
● Because of this ruling, in 2009 and 2010 more than 300 billion gallons (or 1 million acre-feet) of water were diverted away from farmers in the Central Valley and into the San Francisco Bay – eventually going out into the Pacific Ocean.
● This man-made drought cost thousands of farm workers their jobs, inflicted up to 40 percent unemployment in certain communities, and fallowed hundreds of thousands of acres of fertile farmland. Read more here.
In 2011, Federal Judge Oliver W. Wanger issued a scathing opinion against the government pronouncing the water-snatch “arbitrary, capricious and unlawful;” that was after a first judge ordered protecting the minnow over the people. Here’s what Judge 2 said:
The feds provided “equivocal or bad science,” in order to divert two years’ worth of water from the state’s central valley farmland, according to a 279-page opinion issued this week by U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger in Fresno. Considered the state’s agriculture hub, the area spans 2 million acres and has a population of about 25 million.
An adequate water supply is essential and should trump the needs of “endangered” fish. That’s not how the Obama Administration sees it, however. To make its case the government put together an official “biological opinion” of different species that migrate through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. To save them the feds essentially have to stem the flow of water into the area, according to government biologists from various agencies…
The bottom line remains, however, that taxpayer-funded scientists provided false information — to a federal court, no less — to make a case for a bogus preservation plan.
“We’ve seen this repeatedly in the Obama Administration’s global warming hype. Government scientists have made all sorts of wacky assertions about the ills of climate change, even as esteemed scientists—including Nobel laureates—dispute the findings.”…
Judge Wanger also determined that many of the government scientists provided “false” and “incredible” testimony in order to support a “bad faith” preservation plan. Specifically named in the opinion were scientists from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“I have never seen anything like what has been placed before this court by these two witnesses,” the judge wrote in his ruling. “The only inference that the court can draw is that it is an attempt to mislead and to deceive the court.” Source
That’s tough stuff, but not tough enough to dissuade this administration. The situation remains the same today, exacerbating current weather-related drought, meaning not enough rain, not global warming.
Nunes’ House Resolution 1837 was introduced on May 11, 2011. It was titled the San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act, and again, was passed by the House and killed by the Democrat-controlled Senate. Even though it is dead legislation, it offers a concise look at what the people are up against. Think about the $1 billion “resilience fund” and Feinstein’s and Boxer’s $300 million in drought aid, when the following would have made an enormous difference years ago, saving family farms and livelihoods.
● H.R. 1837, The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act, is a comprehensive solution that would restore water deliveries that have been cut-off due to federal regulations and environmental lawsuits, ensure a reliable water supply for people and fish, secure water rights, and save taxpayer money by ending unnecessary and dubious government projects.
● The bill could create up to 30,000 jobs, generate up to $300 million in expedited federal revenue, and save American taxpayers and ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
Highlights of the 2011 bill, ignored by the Senate:
● Restores water deliveries to communities by codifying the historic, bipartisan State/Federal agreement known as the “Bay-Delta Accord.”
● Reforms punitive federal laws, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act in order to provide fairness to ratepayers, promote transparency and accountability, and save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
● Allows water users to pay off federal debt early.
● Protects and secures private property and senior water rights. Read more here.
Obama rode into the Valley that Hope forgot yesterday, and will try to pull $1 billion out of somewhere for this fund. Congress can stop it. That’s the bottom line.
The administration’s fund would invest in research to gather data on the impacts of climate change, help communities prepare for them and support innovative technologies and infrastructure to ready the country “in the face of a changing climate.”
See, no rain in the “resilience fund” agenda.
While Obama has said he will use his executive authority to push his climate agenda and other policies during what he dubbed his “year of action,” the president would need approval from Congress for the fund. Source: The Hill
The Central Valley is about 450 miles long. The Southern portion of the valley is semi-arid and where water has been mainly denied to the people. The Northern Valley has more rain than the Southern Valley, and is hit by the current drought, but both areas will benefit from turning the Delta water back on.
Obama is coming after $1 billion of taxpayer monies to hand over to so-called researchers. Within the climate change community, your dollars are handed around, over, under and into vile pockets, and you haven’t a clue. The money will do nothing to bring water to an area normally sustained by rainfall, reservoir and watershed areas, including water coming from other states via the All-American Canal. Turn on the water and let Mother Nature take her course. That’s what we call Natural Law.
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