18 Mar 2010

Speed blogging -- drought edition

  • California looks to Australia for lessons on water management... California politicians were "shocked" that the feds may take over "their" water -- as was the case in Australia. Keep mismanaging it, and that will be true.

  • USDA is providing $10 million to farmers affected by California's water shortages... I'd call that subsidizing unsustainable ag. How about fewer farmers for less water?

  • Farmers say that they cannot afford to pay for Temperance Flat... They want urban taxpayers to subsidize them. (and Jim Costa is onboard with that!)
hattip to JF