February 5, 2009

No more agriculture in California?

By No more agriculture in California?

The LA Times reported yesterday that, according to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, "We're looking at a scenario where there's no more agriculture in California . . . I don't actually see how they can keep their cities going."

The Volokh Conspiracy's Jonathan Adler responds by commenting:

For years we've heard complaints about how the Bush Administration waged a "war on science" by, among other things, distorting or misrepresenting scientific findings in order to support its policy positions. If the LA Times accurately reported on Chu's remarks, it seems like Obama Administration officials are already doing the same thing.

UPDATE: Professor Adler and Professor Hecht have an interesting exchange at Environment & Law.

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