Rail foes seek to bar further spending on project
Original post made on Sep 18, 2013
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on Sep 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm
NO to HIGH SPEED RAIL!!! NO to the UNDERGROUND TUNNELS that are to STEAL EVEN MORE water to irrigate land that the MASSIVELY HUGE agribusinesses ALREADY DESTROYED ONCE with their greed and irresponsible treatment of the environment. High Speed Rail between LA and SF via the San Joaquin Valley is another version of the theft of the Owens River for LA water users. The now useless and environmentally brutalized land in the San Joaquin Valley will become EXTREMELY VALUABLE since there will be not only high speed rail to quickly travel to-and-from the area, BUT ALSO, there will be PLENTY OF WATER TO WASTE thanks to the THEFT OF WATER from the Delta by the 2 proposed "tunnels" that IF they ARE built, will decimate and destroy much of the Delta as the incursion of saltwater will destroy freshwater ecosystems including plants and animals that live ONLY in freshwater ecosystems. NO to High Speed Rail! NO to the diversion of EVEN MORE water to irrigate land that the MASSIVELY HUGE agribusinesses ALREADY DESTROYED ONCE with their greed and irresponsible treatment of the environment.
on Sep 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Too many ALL CAPS. You do realize that if the Delta Levees were to fail tomorrow, the water supply of most of Silicon Valley could be impaired for at least several months. Please go tell all your neighbors to rip out their grass lawns and plant drought tolerant landscaping. Also tell your kids they should not expect to have lawn to play on in the parks or at their schools. Oh yeah, and tell our already limited high tech manufacturing capacity to please come back, after we fix the water supply.
Agribusiness certainly does not water efficiently by urban standards, but most agribusiness in the San Joaquin does grow FOOD. Should we eat less of fruits, nuts, and vegetables? Or should the people who can already barely afford fresh food plan on going without as prices rise. Remember, those who use Delta water would pay for the tunnels, and it turns out most of us use at least some Delta water. HSR is different money (or no money) than the Delta tunnels.
on Sep 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm
Totally agree with you Mark!! Just more way to steal our money that are desperately needed by our schools and infrastructure.
They want to steal our water so that LA can grow more and if we need that excess water, then we will not have it. I'm not for it, using of course money that should be going to our schools and infrastructure. Oh but they will raise taxes even more in the name of the Students. It seems like the govt is a gang of wasteful spender, no wonder, Unions and liberals are in charge. Pretty soon they will want to raise the 2/3 majority of votes for property taxes in order to fund schools. If this happens, those that are already paying 5k for property taxes can see double that soon. And if you are a renter, your rent will go way up. And everyone is wondering why it's so expensive to live here. Until govt gets their spending under control, I will not support any of their ideas.