Trump offers more water for California wildfires, but critics say it’s a stunt



By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

Jerry Brown steals water from farmers, businesses and families—and the media says, great.  President Trump GIVES us water to fight fires—caused by government policies—and he is wrong, per the media and Brown.  Why are the environmentalists and Democrats opposed to Trump providing fire fighting water?  He is making them look bad.

“Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross directed the National Marine Fisheries Service to allow for redirecting water set aside in California for endangered species protection to be used for fighting wildfires.

Ross said the wildfires represent an emergency, allowing agencies to bypass protections of wildlife under the Endangered Species Act.

“Protection of life and property takes precedence over any current agreements regarding the use of water in the areas of California affected by wildfires,” Ross said.

Environmentalists and water experts said the move smacks of political posturing, since Ross appears to be acting in response to a pair of much-criticized tweets from President Trump this week, in which he said California wildfires “are being made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized.”

Glad to see another win for Trump—he is showing that the Democrats hate blacks, Hispanics, women, jobs and now forests.  When will the media start telling the truth?

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Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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2 Responses to Trump offers more water for California wildfires, but critics say it’s a stunt

  1. William Hicks August 19, 2018 at 11:57 am

    When was the last time an increase in water storage was considered in California? We have draughts followed by floods without considering increased storage of water so that our floods are controlled and our water supply is plentiful enough to sustain us through our draughts.

    We need more Dams.

  2. Timothy August 16, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Well said Steve! I would add that heavy restrictions on human ‘activity’ in our forests have allowed the accumukation of dead debris which causes these fires to be far more destructive. What often were faster moving crown fires, burning the tops of trees (not killing most trees) have now become fires where the dead trees and debris (uncleared by human activities) provide greater fuel loads, burning at much greater intensities, moving slower. This KILLS the forest unecessarily.

    Dr. Bill Wattenburg spoke out on this for years on radio. He passed away recently.

    I am a reitired Battalion Chief


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