California farmers attack Dem governor’s crazy water policies

Earlier this year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) released an ad criticizing his Florida counterpart and encouraging Sunshine State residents to relocate.

Yet, as Fox News reported this week, many Californians say they are suffering due to a drought that Newsom has been incapable of managing. 

“It’s just all dust”

One of them is Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) whose congressional district is located in California’s Central Valley.

“I think Gavin Newsom has failed when it comes to water,” McCarthy was quoted as telling the network. “You should store it in the abundant years to have it for the years coming forward when it comes to drought.”

“That would show you good management,” he insisted before complaining that under Newsom officials “haven’t built any new water storage, no new dams. They continue to let water go out into the ocean.”

Sam Parnagian is a third-generation farmer in the Central Valley, and he agreed that Newson’s incompetence has been devastating to agriculture in the state.

“You’ll go see tens of thousands of acres that used to have nuts, almonds, pistachios, and they’re just bare,” he told Fox News, adding, “It’s just all dust.”

Poor policy

In a July opinion piece published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, farmer and historian Victor Davis Hanson took issue with Newson’s refusal to make needed changes in the state he governs.

“The state has not built a major reservoir in nearly 40 years,” Hanson pointed out. “In rarer wet years, millions of acre-feet of runoff and snowmelt simply cascade to the sea.”

What’s more, Hanson also took issue with Newsom’s approach to forest management, blaming his policies for the massive wildfires that California grapples with.

“Yosemite’s historic redwood forest is currently threatened with what are now customary California summer conflagrations,” Hanson wrote.

“The destructive, dirty forest fires reflect a deliberate state policy of not gleaning the forests of dead trees, but rather letting the flammable debris serve as ‘natural’ fodder for bugs and birds.”

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