Badlands Journal editorial board
"How could this not affect the human environment?" Wanger asked of the smelt rules, which are known as a biological opinion. "It has had catastrophic effects."
Following the judge's logic, there could be separate environments for all God's critturs, from the nematode to the elephant. In fact there is only one environment and human technology in the employ of the human political economic system is destroying it. Although global warming is a crisis that could exterminate a million species and make life on earth a living hell for humanity, it is still denied by the national Chamber of Commerce,
Westside agriculture has had catastrophic effects on the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta, the San Joaquin River, migratory waterfowl, land subsidence, the salt content of its soils, lately the entire Pacific commercial salmon fishery, and for more than half a century it has corrupted federal resource agencies, state and local government and the courts with few exceptions. This year it employed the "crisis-management" international PR firm, Burston-Marsteller, which created a sophisticated propaganda campaign that included two main false claims: that 40,000-80,000 farmworkers would be unemployed as a result of a "man-made drought" and that Westlands Water District would received only 10 percent of its water. Read More »