Trump signs order diverting water to California farmers against state wishes - thehill.com

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...On Wednesday signed an order in California to re-engineer the state's water plans, completing a campaign promise to funnel water from the north to a thirsty agriculture industry and growing population further south.

...Trump said the changes to the "Outdated scientific research and biological opinions" would now help direct "As much water as possible, which will be a magnificent amount, a massive amount of water for the use of California farmers and ranchers."

..."A major obstacle to providing water for the region's farmers has now been totally eliminated by the federal government," Trump said Wednesday in Bakersfield, Calif., flanked by House Minority Leader and Rep., as well as Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who helped shepherd the changes to the state's water policy.

...During Wednesday's speech, Trump gave repeated kudos to Bernhardt, who has been mired in controversy for his past work for Westlands Water District, one of the groups pushing to expand water access for central California's ag industry.

...McCarthy also praised Trump for fulfilling his campaign promise to divert more water to farmers in California.

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