This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council.
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Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has targeted the Senate jobs bill in an attempt to guarantee more water for struggling farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, regardless of restrictions imposed by the Endangered Species Act or ESA. According to Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative for the National Cotton Council, her office plans to attach a rider to the Jobs Bill, calling it the “Emergency Temporary Water Supply” amendment.
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Minnich says the rider approach comes as the fight over Northern California’s water continues to simmer in federal court.
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Minnich points out that environmental groups were critical of Feinstein’s proposal, saying it would be a disaster for fishing communities that depend on a healthy delta ecosystem for their catch.