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LaMalfa Praises Trump Administration for California Water Rights Protection

(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the President and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt visited California to sign a Record of Decision formalizing biological opinions that would reduce water flushed to the San Francisco Bay and provide more water for wildlife refuges and California farmers’ irrigations systems.

LaMalfa said: “I applaud the President and Secretary Bernhardt for joining California Representatives in standing up to bureaucrats and Sacramento politicians that have continuously sided with extreme environmentalists. The Record of Decision and memorandum signed today continue to protect North State water rights, and keep water flowing for use in agriculture, cities and towns, and wildlife refuges. The Trump Administration is bringing back common sense water policy and keeping the President’s promise to California. For too long California water has been utterly wasted by sending vast quantities of it out to the ocean for no environmental benefit or for human use. Today’s Record of Decision begins to change that policy failure that has harmed families, farms, workers, and our economy across the state.”

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