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California wildfire fight becomes a political
Trump management mandates of the National Marine Fisheries Service to control the use of water in California in areas by the ongoing fires.
LOS ANGELES – The last fight between Trump management and California liberal politician was on the water.
The Trump administration believes that the state with the strict environmental protection policies, complicating the efforts of firefighters to fight the largest fire in the history of the state.
In a tweet Monday, President Trump sent water said can be used for the fires in California way “stupid” is misused in the Pacific ocean.
“Think she’s Nice in California, with plenty of water! Quickly Federal govt. Approvals” Trump tweeted.
Governor Jerry Brown has to the Free Flow of large quantities of water from the North and stupidly distracted in the Pacific ocean. Can be used for the fire, the agriculture and everything else. You think of California, with plenty of water – Nice! Quickly Federal govt. Approvals.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 6. August 2018
On Wednesday, the Federal government officially into the breach. Trade Minister Wilbur Ross, the National marine Fisheries Service, under its jurisdiction, the control of the use of water in California and overwrite all of the efforts to protect endangered species.
“The protection of life and property takes precedence over any existing agreement on the use of water in areas of California forest fires affected,” Ross said in a statement.
The Directive requires the Federal Agency to “make clear” that water can be used as necessary to fight the fires, even if they impact on endangered species.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is working with the state of the delta smelt and Chinook to protect salmon, two fish species in danger, due to the California drought, according to ABC News. The two agencies restrict the amount of water taken to protect the rivers, fish.
Several fires large swaths of California have consumed. One of them, the Mendocino County Complex fire, the largest in the history of the state of
Water can be used in ponds, lakes and reservoirs in the vicinity of the fires, the battle is a storm, whether it’s scooped with the helicopter and threw it on the flames, or pulled up by pumps and sprayed.
“American lives and property are at stake, and swift action is necessary,” said Ross.
But state fire officials say they don’t need to fight for more water, the fire raging through the state. Neither Federal nor state officials said that if direct action was taken in response.
Mike Mohler, Deputy Director for the California Department of forestry and fire protection, said he does not know whether the trump card of the administration had contacted each of the California state agencies prior to the issuance Wednesday-Directive.
Critics blasted the policy, and Trump’s testimony at the guilt of the environmental policy, why the fire can’t be tamed.
“Despite the president’s tweet, there is zero connection between the fires and the amount of water that is available to fight it,” says Peter Gleick, the founder of the Pacific Institute think tank, told the Washington Post. “And yet, all of a sudden, now the Federal authorities to actually implement measures based on this completely false idea that at the end of a Rollback of Federal environmental protection. It is weaponizing is an ignorant tweet of the President.”
Gov. Jerry Brown has not expressed an opinion.
The reporting of The Associated Press.
Jonathan Hunt currently serves as a New York-based chief correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). Hunt joined the network in 2002 as an international correspondent based in Los Angeles.