Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Schwarzenegger Mouthing Off at U.N.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, of all people, was mouthing off at the United Nations. There he was: Terminator of the Delta, on a world stage boasting about how in the Golden State: "What we’re doing is changing the dynamic, preparing the way and encouraging the future... And now green, clean technology — along with biotech — will take California to the next level.”

Dan Bacher posted an angry article on Dissident Voice. Check it out:

Schwarzenegger Addresses UN about Climate Change as He Plans the California Delta's Destruction

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s address to the United Nations yesterday about global climate change is one of the most blatant examples of hypocrisy that I’ve ever witnessed. Schwarzenegger challenged the leaders of the world’s nations to “solve global warming” as he continues to push the California Legislature to accept a $9 billion water bond package that would build an environmentally devastating Delta canal and more dams.
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While the Governor is planning the destruction of the California Delta, the West Coast’s most significant estuary, by campaigning for the building of a canal and more dams, he is touting his “green” credentials by calling for a “new race fueled by billions of dollars” to find new energy technologies.
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Rather than preaching about “climate change” in a carefully choreographed photo opportunity before the United Nations, the Governor should have the courage to impose water pollution standards on corporate agribusiness and to reduce water exports from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta by mandating increased water conservation and taking drainage impaired land in the San Joaquin Valley out of agricultural production. However, he refuses to do this because the people that are destroying the Bay-Delta Estuary and polluting Central Valley rivers are the same folks that fund the campaigns of Schwarzenegger and other corrupt politicians.

You can't make this stuff up.

1 comment:

Wes said...

If there is anyone who is going to lay out the story of water, it is Dan Bacher, whom you just cited. On top of everything else, he is a friend of Cres Velucci. Eventually, folks like you, me and Dan will show Arnold for what he really is, a 19th Century Robber Baron.