SACRAMENTO, CA – U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s announcement that it plans to deliver 30 percent of water allocations to the Central Valley Project this year and the California Department of Water Resources’ announcement that it plans to deliver 15 percent of water allocations to the State Water Project:
“Given the devastation to California’s farms, families and communities caused by our state’s continuing water shortage, it’s critically important that we do everything in our power to restore the flow of water. I’m encouraged by today’s announcement that water allocations will increase slightly, but I do still believe the U.S. Senate must do far more to get water flowing to California’s farms and farmers.
“As chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Barbara Boxer has the power to introduce emergency legislation that would turn on the Delta pumps and get water flowing again. Yet she has thus far refused to lift a finger to help the thousands of Californians in the Central Valley who are out of work as a result of the water shortage. I again urge her to take swift action to defend our fellow Californians – just as she did for the people of New Mexico in 2003.”