“This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law. Very unusual. It’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s — how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water. ….If they don’t comply, people can be fined $500 a day. Districts can go to court to get a cease and desist order. The enforcement mechanism is powerful. In a drought of this magnitude, you have to change that behavior and you have to change it substantially.”
Most readers will recognise this as typical degenerate progressive behaviour and wonder how the idiot Brown imagines he is going to measure how long each person in California takes in the shower. Its just more of the same old left wing lunacy, where they create a problem through over-regulation and then compound the problem by making more intrusive legislation to try and fix it.
The water shortage in California is a direct result of imbecilic left wing environmental regulations. Potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina exposes the root of the problem.
“That’s the tragedy of California, because of liberal environmentalists’ insistence — despite the fact that California has suffered from droughts for millennia, liberal environmentalists have prevented the building of a single new reservoir or a single new water conveyance system over decades during a period in which California’s population has doubled. California is a classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other people’s lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology”.
Carly is right and they’re doing it all over the globe. 93% of the water used in California is consumed by agriculture but environmentalists have continually stymied plans to pump farm water in from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, saying it would harm endangered fish species. A bill to allow the pumping has stalled under threat of Obama’s vetoe.
This kind of idiot thinking exists right across the West. In Australia billions have been wasted on desalination plants built as a substitute for dams. The plants in Victoria and Qld are now mothballed at a cost to taxpayers of millions of dollars per year in maintenance.
As usual, there is no accountability from the left. If the same type of idiots didn’t infest the news media maybe there would be. I’ll bet the death of a dolphin in a fish net in NZ creates more outrage than the murder of 150 Christians in Kenya.