US government allows powerful corporations to sell California water with no permits or reporting during drought
‘With water being our most precious commodity, you would think that government officials would be keeping very close tabs on its usage, especially in states like California where drought conditions are now entering their fourth year. However, Governor Jerry Brown is just now cracking down on state municipalities, attempting to get them to cut back on their water usage by 25%.
With California’s agricultural industry being one of the largest consumers, and almond growers alone using 1.1 trillion gallons of water a year, it’s easy to understand why the public outcry would be directed at Big Ag. These farmers need to be held accountable for their usage when growing our food and should be penalized when they go over their limits! I’m not giving up my long, hot showers and garden for a high-priced bag of almonds!
Hold up. Your anger may be misdirected.’
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