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February 28, 2009

CALIFORNIA NEAR WATER RATIONING

Reuters - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday declared a state emergency due to drought and said he would consider mandatory water rationing in the face of nearly $3 billion in economic losses from below-normal rainfall this year.

As many as 95,000 agricultural jobs will be lost, communities will be devastated and some growers in the most economically productive farm state simply are not able to plant, state officials said, calling the current drought the most expensive ever. . .

He called on urban water users to cut consumption by 20 percent and state agencies to implement a water reduction plan. . .

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding a pitch for a show about the "new science" regarding evolution - I was told by the executive producer of Bill Moyers' show, his wife, that they would not be back on the air after March 2009 and that the remaining shows were already scheduled. She referred me to the producers of NOW who had no idea where to begin to educate the public about the "new science" in evolution. So much for the effectiveness of publicly funded television today. . .

March 1, 2009 11:56 AM  

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