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Social Droughts and Water Wars: The Never-Ending California Saga.

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Arkain2K, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    California’s Central Valley: Ground Zero in Water War
    NICK CAHILL | February 22, 2019

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    An almond orchard in full bloom in California’s Central Valley.

    https://www.courthousenews.com/californias-central-valley-ground-zero-in-water-war/
     
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  2. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Understanding California’s ever-changing water wars
    By Dan Walters | May 24, 2019

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    https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/05/24/walters-understanding-californias-ever-changing-water-wars/
     
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  3. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Water and Agricultural interests are fighting California’s bid to block Trump’s environmental rollbacks
    By Phil Willon | Sep. 9, 2019

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    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-07/california-trump-environment-federal-laws-water
     
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  4. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Newsom plans to veto bill that would have blocked Trump’s rollback of endangered species protections
    By Phil Willon | Sep. 14, 2019

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    A provision in Senate Bill 1 would have imposed pumping restrictions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, raising concerns from water agencies across the state

    https://www.latimes.com/california/...egislature-bill-trump-environmental-rollbacks
     
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  5. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Demise of key environment bill could escalate California’s water wars
    By Julie Cart | September 18, 2019

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    https://calmatters.org/environment/...ll-california-water-wars-cost-newsom-support/
     
  6. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Yay, we might not have to steal too much this year to keep our lawns green, our swimming pools filled, and our showers hour-long :D

     
  7. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Trump OKs more California water for Valley farmers. Gavin Newsom files a lawsuit
    By Dale Kasler,Brianna Calix, and Carmen George | February 19, 2020


    https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/water-and-drought/article240437356.html
     
  8. JimmyFresno Banned Banned

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    Gavin Newsome and the rest of the Liberals in California have done nothing but made themselves rich, while everyone else has gotten poorer, and driving out real Californians.

    That smiling POS couldn't cut it one day in the valley heat wearing a Farmer's boots.

    I'll never forget how the peanut-brained Liberals all patted themselves on the back when they cut off water for Farmers because of the poor, poor Delta Smelt fish being declared "endangered".

    Central California had fields and fields of crops. Now, most of it is gone. Towns and cities that used to be farming central, like Mendota, CA, are now MS-13 central.

    Good job, shitheads...
     
  9. xcvbn Gold Belt

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    Destroy the most diverse ecosystem in NA and popular recreation destination in order to maintain crops and green lawns in a desert.

    This is fucking insanity
     
  10. Stoic1 Weapons are my religion

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    I need almonds. Now, senor.
     
  11. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    California moves to halt Nestlé from taking millions of gallons of water
    Nestlé, accused of taking millions more gallons than it is entitled to, receives draft cease-and-desist order from state officials
    By Maanvi Singh | 27 Apr 2021

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    California water officials have moved to stop Nestlé from siphoning millions of gallons of water out of California’s San Bernardino forest, which it bottles and sells as Arrowhead brand water, as drought conditions worsen across the state.

    The draft cease-and-desist order, which still requires approval from the California Water Resources Control Board, is the latest development in a protracted battle between the bottled water company and local environmentalists, who for years have accused Nestlé of draining water supplies at the expense of local communities and ecosystems.

    Nestlé has maintained that its rights to California spring water dates back to 1865. But a 2017 investigation found that Nestlé was taking far more than its share. Last year the company drew out about 58m gallons, far surpassing the 2.3m gallons per year it could validly claim.

    Nestlé has sucked up, on average, 25 times as much water as it may have a right to, according to the Story of Stuff Project, an environmental group that has been fighting to stop the bottled water company’s pumping in California for years.

    State officials sent the company a letter notifying it of the order on Friday.

    “We have a limited amount of water, said Julé Rizzardo, the assistant deputy director of the Division of Water Rights. “And as we face our second dry year in a row, it’s important that we use our authority to protect the municipal water supply and the environment.”

    Strawberry Creek, which Nestlé has been pumping from, is a tributary of the Santa Ana river, which provides drinking water for about about 750,000 residents. The region’s watersheds also provide a habitat for deer, fox and mountain lions, and threatened Alameda whipsnakes.

    The draft order comes two months after Nestlé, which is based in Switzerland, sold its US- and Canada-based water brands to equity firms One Rock Capital Partners and Metropoulos for $4.3bn.

    Nestlé Waters North America, which has been rebranded as BlueTriton Brands, has 20 days to appeal the draft order and ask for a hearing. A spokesperson said the assessment that it only had the right to draw 7.26 acre-feet of water per year was erroneous.

    The company’s fight water in California mirrors similar fights in Oregon, Pennsylvania, Maine and Michigan. Across the US, conservationists have accused Nestlé of leveraging vast lobbying funds to bend local and federal officials to its will.

    “The forests that Nestlé is draining – they’re our forests, supported by every US taxpayer,” said Amanda Frye, an activist who provided state officials with documents and research going back at least a century to show Nestlé did not have the right to the water it was pumping.

    Frye, who has been protesting Nestlé’s pumping from Strawberry Creek for years, said the draft order is significant.

    “But we still have a long way to go in protecting the forest from over-pumping,” she said.

    The pumping has desiccated Strawberry Creek, damaging a local ecosystem. “It’s such a lovely ecosystem, and it’s doubly under threat due to climate change,” Frye said. “I hope that if Nestlé stops pumping, the environment will be able to heal.”

    Officials said the state’s water board cannot easily challenge Nestlé’s rights to creek water established before 1914.

    If the state water board approves the cease-and-desist order against BlueTriton, the company could face fines of up to $1,000 a day, or up to $10,000 a day if a drought is declared in the area.

    Meanwhile, as much of the western US faces extreme drought conditions, long-standing fights in California between farmers, cities and environmental groups over the state’s scarce water supplies have heated up. Governor Gavin Newsom has already declared a regional drought emergency in two counties, after a dry winter left the state’s major reservoirs at half capacity or lower.

    The climate crisis has brought on hotter, drier conditions – leaving the state more vulnerable water shortages and wildfires.

    Prior to its sale this year, Nestlé Waters North America was the largest bottled water company in the US – its brands include Poland Spring and Zephyrhills. It paid the Forest Service a permit fee of $2,100 per year, but had been pumping water for free.

    https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news...ia-nestle-water-san-bernardino-forest-drought
     
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  12. TheTimeIsNotNow Silver Belt

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    £1000 dollars a day
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    I’m sure Nestle are shaking in their boots
     
  13. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Yeah...probably should be $1000 per bottle.
     
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  14. ShadowRun error Platinum Member

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    I remember Bill Burr joking about this a few years ago I didn't realize how real it was with Nestle
     
  15. original doom Banned Banned

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    californians are so dumb, maybe stop adding millions of illegals.
     
  16. D3THRONED Black Belt

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    Fuck Nestle
     
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  17. Ophydian Silver Belt

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    And then what happens when there aren’t enough workers? I’ll wait. No I won’t. You’ll bitch about $3 oranges and California will still have water issues as an influx of Americans flock to CA to work the fields.

    Illegals are in these states for a reason and it’s not for food stamps. They get paid more in CA than they do in Honduras and fill a role native born Americans won’t do. You’re probably from Canada so what the hell do you know.
     
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  18. Ophydian Silver Belt

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    Even the crunch bar?
     
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  19. Whippy McGee Meme Master

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    I have a simple question. Why is it that we have hundreds of oil pipelines, but no significant water pipelines from say the ever flooding Missouri River to Lake Powell that feeds the Colorado River and SoCal? We have a huge Infrastructure Bill and water is not addressed at all.

    California Democrats have used water as a political weapon for years. I am sure Nestle' is out of line, but it's far too political.
     
  20. Ophydian Silver Belt

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    Boarding a flight so no time but take 80 (half water use per person per day in gallons) and multiply it by the number of people in California. Then take that amount and figure out you need a 40 ft in Diameter pipeline. Now image in energy required to move all of that water. Oh and it’s stainless pipe so your costs have increase 8x.
     

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