Nisei Farmers League Grateful for President Trump’s Executive Order on Water
October 25, 2018
Nisei Farmers League: It Was A Bold Move
News Release Edited By Patrick Cavanaugh
Manuel Cunha, Jr., President of the Nisei Farmers League thanked President Trump for his Executive Order last week, which will streamline federal regulations and improve water reliability.
“We want to thank President Trump, Congressman Devin Nunes, and the entire Valley delegation for their efforts that will improve the lives of many, especially in the San Joaquin Valley,” Cunha stated.
There will be a strict timetable for rewriting the biological opinion that caused millions of acre-feet of water that would have been used in the San Joaquin Valley to be flushed out to the ocean. This action prioritizes building water storage projects that are badly needed.
This bold move is a welcome announcement to farmers, families, and communities throughout California who have suffered through many dry years and have been harmed by the Endangered Species Act, which reduced much-needed water supplies to restore fish populations.
“I would like to thank Mario Santoyo and the California Latino Water Coalition for leading the 'March for Water' in 2009 that started the 'turn on the pump' effort to bring additional surface water supplies to our Valley. It has taken 9 years to get to this point, but we never gave up,” Cunha said.
It is a good day for California, for our hard-working families, and for our communities.