Fresno water rally
Author: Damien M. Schiff
Today thousands of farmers, farm workers, and other Central Valley citizens convened
in front of the Fresno City Hall for a Water Rally, sponsored by the
California Latino Water Coalition, to protest the water restrictions,
imposed under the Endangered Species Act, that are currently
beleaguering California's agricultural sector.
PLF representatives were there to publicize PLF's petition drive to ask Governor Schwarzenegger to petition Interior Secretary Salazar to convene the Endangered Species Committee, popularly known as the God Squad. This federal committee has the power to exempt projects such as the State Water Project and Central Valley Project from the strictures of the ESA.
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