Despite repeated warnings about a systemic failure of California’s Oroville dam, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is coming under new fire for not fixing the concrete spillway over costs despite multiple warnings.
Now the spillway is falling apart and more rains are coming. The dam provides water to one of the largest farming communities as well as local residents.
Brown, however, did find billions of dollars to spend on his high-speed train and illegal immigrants.
He even hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to fight Trump’s policy agenda for the princely sum of $25,000 a month.
Now Brown is asking the same administration for federal assistance despite declaring war with the White House on everything from sanctuary cities to global warming to the temporary travel ban.
Critics say Brown’s priorities are misplaced and he’s doing what he’s always done for decades: Being an obstructionist.
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For years Brown has blamed the California drought on climate change, using the natural phenomenon to push draconian global warming regulations.
But scientists have written numerous studies showing the drought wasn’t unusual and there have been longer dry spells in the past.
Brown, however, maintained it was man’s fault. And his supporters have reiterated the governor couldn’t have predicted the disastrous rain and snowfall across the state.