Promises made, promises kept!
It’s so refreshing to have a president who is true to his word.
President Trump just delivered on a promise to protect the security of homegrown food.
Trump signed a presidential memorandum that overrides California officials and ensures that California farmers have the water they need.
Thanks to this Presidential Memorandum, farmers will have enough water supplies to grow crops and continue feeding the nation.
More details are below:
Farmers and the agriculture industry in California have been hurting due to the state's harsh water restrictions.
The restrictions were established to protect an "endangered" fish that is the size of a finger.
The fish is known as the delta smelt.
However, new research and findings show that the delta smelt is no longer considered an endangered species.
The Hill has more details on the Presidential Memorandum:
President Trump 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.
The ceremonial order comes after the Department of the Interior late last year reversed its opinion on scientific findings that for a decade extended endangered species protections to various types of fish — a review that had been spurred by the order from Trump.
Trump said the changes to the “outdated scientific research and biological opinions” would now help direct “as much water as possible, which will be a magnificent amount, a massive amount of water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 Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), as well as Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, who helped shepherd the changes to the state’s water policy.
Trump's order comes as the state has taken several steps to deal with the water scarcity that has lasted for decades.
"It would be different if you had a drought," Trump claimed, despite concerns the state may be headed into another drought. "You don't have a drought. You have tremendous amounts of water."
This move will help California farmers and make sure that our nation has a safe and relaible food supply.
So where exactly was the water going before Trump overrode California officials?
Into the ocean.
That's right... for a state in "short" water supply, the liberal California government had no problem throwing water into the Pacific Ocean.
Fox News has more on the environmental rules:
Trump has long criticized the environmental rules governing the flow of water in California – calling the rules “insane” during a campaign stop in 2016 and pledging that he’d be “opening up the water” for farmers.
The environmental rules are meant to ensure that enough water stayed in rivers and the San Francisco Bay to sustain more than a dozen endangered fish and other native species, which are struggling as agriculture and development diverts more water and land from wildlife.
Environmental advocates and the state say the changes will allow federal authorities to pump more water from California's wetter north southward to its biggest cities and farms.
The Trump administration, Republican lawmakers and farm and water agencies say the changes will allow for more flexibility in water deliveries. In California's heavily engineered water system, giant state and federal water projects made up of hundreds of miles of pipes, canals, pumps and dams, carry runoff from rain and Sierra Nevada snow melt from north to south — and serve as field of battle for lawsuits and regional political fights over competing demands for water.
Watch the exact moment Trump signed the order to divert water to California farmers: