Delta advocates oppose Senator Feinstein’s bailout for agribusiness bill

IndyBay: Senator Dianne Feinstein is sponsoring a emergency drought relief bill, S 2918, that will enable more Delta water to be exported to corporate agribusiness interests on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley during the current drought. In a statement in April, Feinstein portrayed the legislation as a necessary measure to alleviate harm to the agricultural economy during a drought. “More than 800,000 acres of California farmland will likely be fallowed," Feinstein claimed. "California’s economy......

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