Friday, October 2, 2009

In their own words…


Although actions speak louder than words, it is important to listen to the way our nation’s leaders describe the water crisis in California (the government-imposed drought).

Here are some clips from the public forum held at the Department of Interior in Washington, DC on September 30th.

If you missed my remarks, you can listen here.

Senator Dianne Feinstein
“We have a problem and it’s not going to be solved by saying turn the pumps on or turn the pumps off…”
“The pumps have been on since June 30th…”
“I think the National Academy study is really important.”
“I also know that the Delta is under enormous stress.”

Congressman George Miller
“Somebody must be in charge of this effort.”
“We have an opportunity with David’s leadership…” (the water czar)
“Today we are going to have a bill on the floor, Devin I don’t know if you are going to ambush the bill or not, but its 26 billion gallons of water for the Bay Area...companion bills have been already passed for Southern California.”
“To restore the functions of the Delta is key to that process.”
“We all know and recognize that we have a badly overprescribed system.”
“I don’t think I have lost many lawsuits in court over the last 10 or 15 years.”
“There has been no clear winner.”

If you prefer to listen to the entire forum, you can do so by clicking here.